Medicinal Chemistry powered by Machine Learning

Medicinal Chemist

$120k - $180k / 0.05% - 0.20%
United States / Remote
Job Type
3+ years
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Aaron Morris
Aaron Morris

About the role

What is the Role?

We're looking for a medicinal chemist to drive our drug discovery projects, who is also excited about partnering with machine learning scientists and software developers to advance our computational platforms that accelerate compound design and synthesis.


  • At least 3-5 years industry experience on medicinal chemistry projects.

  • A passion for solving complex design and synthesis problems in small molecule drug discovery.

  • Past experience in the lab doing synthetic chemistry, ideally as applied to drug discovery.


  • Knowledge of chemoinformatics and computational chemistry.

  • Knowledge of computational tools used for library design and structure-based methods such as docking or FEP.

  • Some experience with programming and Unix. Most importantly, we seek applicants who desire to improve their computational skills and combine them with an in depth knowledge of Chemistry.

About PostEra

PostEra is building a modern biopharma, using machine learning to accelerate medicinal chemistry. We have raised over $26M from top investors, established two strategic partnerships with Pfizer, secured a multi-year partnership with the NIH to prevent pandemics, and are in the process of building our internal pipeline. We also launched and help lead the world's largest open-science initiative to find a COVID antiviral; COVID Moonshot.

Why you should join PostEra

PostEra offers Medicinal Chemistry powered by Machine Learning

PostEra offers medicinal chemistry powered by machine learning. Drug discovery R&D is slow and expensive and this has limited the biopharma industry from getting new drugs into development and new cures to patients. PostEra is building an end-to-end med chem platform, powered by ML, to develop new cures for diseases and serve the world's ever expanding community of drug hunters.

We've raised $26M from top tech/healthcare investors and signed large multi-year deals with companies like Pfizer and the NIH to find new cures for diseases.

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 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.
Team Size:16
Alpha Lee
Alpha Lee
Aaron Morris
Aaron Morris
Matthew Robinson
Matthew Robinson