Medicinal Chemistry powered by Machine Learning

Full Stack Web Developer at PostEra

$70k - $120k / 0.40% - 1.00%
Bay Area, CA / Remote
Job Type
3+ years
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Alpha Lee
Alpha Lee

About the role

PostEra is building a one-stop-shop for medicinal chemistry to serve the world's drug hunters.

We need your help to build best-in-class cloud tools for biotechs and medicinal chemists. You will develop new features for Manifold; PostEra's one stop shop for synthesis and search. You'll also help serve state-of-the-art ML models at scale, and work with domain experts in drug discovery to help design the tools they need. Your favorite tool is whichever one helps the world cure more diseases faster, full stop.

See how we've been using some of our tools to find a COVID antiviral cure through crowd-sourcing.

Required Skills

  • 1y+ experience in Django
  • High-performant web-app development and deployment
  • Ability to distill user needs into scalable designs and efficient implementations.
  • Good judgement balancing quick engineering cycles and long term code health.

Desired Skills

  • Javascript (React)
  • Cheminformatics, rdkit
  • Rust, C++, Postgres, D3
  • ML model deployment
  • SaaS experience
  • AWS fluency

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.