Menten AI is looking for a computational scientist with expertise in computational protein/peptide design and modeling to join drug discovery efforts and help us create the next generation of peptide therapeutics. The scientist will become a strategic member of a multidisciplinary and innovative research group and will work closely with the development team to apply new computational methods for peptide design. We are looking for an innovator who can embrace and contribute to the company’s positive culture of support and growth. The current role is for a fixed-term independent contractor with the possibility to convert to full-time employee.
If you are looking to co-create a paradigm shift in drug discovery - this job is for you!
Apply Menten AI’s generative platform to design new peptides
Apply state-of-the-art computational design methods to create the next generation peptide-based therapeutics
Identify new applications or areas for computational protein and peptide design and implement these into design workflows
Develop and maintain a deep understanding of computational protein design methods Analyze experimental results to suggest and design the next experiments
Analyze experimental results to suggest and design the next experiments
Represent the company’s research by publishing articles, patents, and presenting research at meetings’/conferences
Contribute to and maintain a positive culture of support, integrity, mindfulness, compassion, resilience, accountability, and growth for the company and its employees
PhD in computational biology/chemistry, biochemistry, structural biology, biophysics, or other relevant areas
3+ years of relevant experience in computational protein/peptide engineering either from academia or industry
Experience with one or more protein modeling software packages (e.g. Rosetta, MOE, Schrodinger).
Deep structural knowledge of proteins and peptides with the ability to combine this with experimental data
Proficiency in Python
Excellent written and oral communication skills demonstrated by publication of scientific articles and presentations within protein/peptide engineering
Preferred Experience and Skills
Experience with Cloud or high-performance computing (e.g. AWS, GCP)
Experience with data science tools such as Git, Docker, Dash/Plotly, etc.
Expertise or interest in peptide cell-permeability, bioavailability, and/or half-life extension
Experience with biophysical experiments (NMR, cryo-EM X-ray crystallography, etc.) and protein-protein interactions (SPR, ITC, phage display)
What we offer
Menten AI is all about helping you lead a healthy and meaningful life in and outside of work. We won’t lure you into staying longer with free dinners or dry-cleaning. We believe that your best work starts with a healthy lifestyle filled with freedom to rest, create, exercise, and spend time with the ones you love.
Benefits & Perks for Full-time Employees
Work from anywhere! This is a remote-optional position that allows you to work from anywhere in the world as long as you have a reliable internet connection and are willing to sync with the rest of the team in North American time.
Medical, dental and vision insurance
Unlimited Paid time off (PTO)
Wellness & Fitness Allowance