Medicinal Chemistry powered by Machine Learning

Medicinal Chemist

$200K - $250K / 0.10% - 0.20%
Boston / Remote (US)
Job Type
11+ years
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About the role

PostEra is building a modern biopharma, using machine learning to accelerate medicinal chemistry, to develop cures for diseases, faster. We've raised $26M from top investors, secured a $68M NIH partnership to prevent pandemics, and established a $260M partnership with Pfizer. We also launched and help lead the world's largest open-science initiative to find a COVID antiviral; COVID Moonshot.

About the role

  • We're looking for a medicinal chemist to drive our internal and partnered drug discovery projects
  • We're also hoping you're excited about partnering with machine learning scientists and software developers to advance our computational platform for medicinal chemistry

Desired skills and experience

  • 10 - 15 years of 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, or experience advancing medicinal chemistry projects with computational tools


  • Knowledge of computational tools used for library design and structure-based methods such as docking or FEP.
  • Experience with programming in languages like Python. However, what's more important is a desire to improve your computational skills and combine them with an in-depth knowledge of chemistry.

Salary : 200k - 250k

Equity: 0.1% - 0.2%

Visa Sponsorship : Not at this time

Hiring Manager : Alpha Lee

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About PostEra

PostEra is building a modern 21st century biopharma. We’re using our advances in machine learning to close the Design-Make-Test cycle of Medicinal Chemistry and bring more cures to patients.

We've raised $26M from top tech/healthcare investors and signed over $370M in multi-year deals with partners like Pfizer and the NIH.

What are we working on?

  • Internal pipeline
  • Pharma partnerships
  • ASAP
  • LOTS of ML + Eng for Hit Identification and custom data infrastructure
Team Size:26
Alpha Lee
Alpha Lee
Aaron Morris
Aaron Morris
Matthew Robinson
Matthew Robinson