PostEra

Medicinal Chemistry as a Service powered by Machine Learning

Senior Software Engineer at PostEra

$80k - $150k / 0.50% - 1.20%
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 you would do?

  • Solve open-ended problems spanning billions of molecules, taking them from ideation to marketing.
  • Deploy cutting-edge tools that chemists actually use, both internally and externally.
  • Work on a mission-focused, highly technical team.

Skills you should have:

  • High-performance programming experience and fluency in two of: Rust, Python, C++
  • Good taste for designing maintainable, observable, robust, and scalable systems
  • Devops/infrastructure chops; you will be responsible for deploying your systems in production, with terraform/AWS

Desired

  • Science degree (biochemistry, chemistry, biology, medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry) or strong interest in working in drug discovery field
  • RDKit, Numeric/ML Python stacks, Django

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.