PostEra

Medicinal Chemistry powered by Machine Learning

Scientific Software Developer at PostEra

$80k - $150k / 0.30% - 1.00%
Location
Boston / Remote
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
3+ years
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Alpha Lee
Alpha Lee
Founder

About the role

PostEra offers medicinal chemistry powered by machine learning

PostEra is using machine learning, applied to medicinal chemistry, in order to expedite the discovery of new drugs and get new cures to patients faster.

What are we working on?

The answer is many things but here's our top priorities right now:

  • Partnerships: We partner with drug hunters and help them get cures to patients faster. We're currently collaborating with Pfizer and several small biotechs, using all of PostEra's ML-powered software to help their drug discovery.
  • Manifold: The first-of-its-kind SaaS platform for scientists to get molecules made.
  • COVID Moonshot: PostEra is helping lead the world's largest open-source drug discovery effort. Moonshot is an international team of scientists working on an antiviral cure for COVID and in 1 year we've gone from ideas on a website to potent compounds which should soon be ready for human trials preparation.

What would you do?

  • Be a key contributor to a highly technical team, where you will own the development of product features end-to-end that chemists will actually use.
  • Collaborate with drug discovery teams to understand how the tools you develop can best help more quickly get cures to patients.
  • Write code and algorithms that provide novel scientific insights to chemists working in drug discovery.

What skills should you have?

  • Expertise in python and preferably some experience with a high-performance programming language like C++ or Rust
  • Web development experience, or at minimum, experience developing scientific applications which include a GUI component
  • Degree in a scientific field, preferably with some relation to chemistry.
  • Desire to immerse yourself in the field of drug discovery.

Desired:

  • Experience working across the web development stack, including infrastructure tooling like AWS, terraform, Docker, etc.
  • Familiarity with computational chemistry / chemoinformatics tools and software
  • Master's degree or above in chemistry

Why you should join PostEra

What do we do?

PostEra offers medicinal chemistry as a service. Drug discovery R&D is slow and expensive and this limits biotechs and pharma from getting new drugs into development and new cures to patients. PostEra is building a one-stop-shop for medicinal chemistry, powered by machine learning, to serve the world's ever expanding community of drug hunters while also leading the world's largest open-science initiative to find a COVID cure; COVID Moonshot.

What are we working on?

The answer is many things but here's our top priorities right now:

  1. Partnerships: We partner with drug hunters and help them get cures to patients faster. We're currently collaborating with Pfizer and several small biotechs, using all of PostEra's ML to help their drug discovery.

  2. We are building Manifold; the first-of-its-kind cloud platform for scientists to design and order molecules.

  3. COVID Moonshot: PostEra is helping lead the world's largest open-source drug discovery effort. Moonshot is an international team of scientists working on an antiviral cure for COVID. Our platform for crowd-sourcing drug designs has received over 15,000 submissions and we're now moving to in vivo testing of the most promising of these compounds.

How are we funded?

PostEra has raised over $2.5m since inception from leading Angel investors as well as several Bay Area VCs.