Drug Hunter

About Aqemia

Aqemia is a next-generation pharmaceutical company generating one of the fastest drug discovery pipelines in the world. Our mission is to develop groundbreaking, fast-acting drug candidates for scores of severe diseases. What sets us apart is our proprietary quantum mechanical and statistical algorithms that power generative artificial intelligence to design new drug candidates.

The velocity and precision of our technology platform allows us to scale drug discovery projects as technology projects.

We’ve grown to a team of over 45 highly motivated and spirited individuals standing at the intersection of Chemistry, Machine Learning, Physics, and Software Engineering.

We are proud to announce that we've raised $12 million from leading VCs.

If this sounds exciting to you, come and join us!

Drug Hunter

The difference you’ll make

We are seeking a talented and driven Computational Chemist, aka Drug Hunter, to work alongside our core team and make an impact on a critical challenge: identifying drug candidates to cure major diseases.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a high level of technical and chemistry skills and be results-driven. This role calls for a strong sense of ownership and a drive to source new drug candidates. The selected candidate will have keen interest in interdisciplinarity and will be quick on the uptake when faced with new concepts/frameworks.

Job Description

As a Drug Hunter, you will be part of an interdisciplinary team made up of medicinal chemists, physicists and machine learning engineers. You will leverage our drug discovery pipeline and work with the team to come up with tailored approaches for each project to produce new drug candidates.

What You’ll Do:

  • Identify active molecules of interest using drug-target affinity and property prediction pipeline 
  • Suggest and brainstorm relevant molecules with the Aqemia Project Team and with clients, looking to enhance multiple properties, from affinity to DMPK profile
  • Work hand-in-hand with the ML team to leverage groundbreaking, disruptive algorithms in your drug discovery projects, and offer your drug hunter perspective and ideas as input to the development of tools
  • Deepen your knowledge in structural biology on specific projects and targets

Competencies

  • You are a Computational Chemist, Drug Designer, a Cheminformatician, a Structural Bioinformatician, or a Computational Biologist 
  • Hands-on experience in computational chemistry applied to drug discovery using state-of-the-art structure-based or ligand-based methods, including virtual screening, molecular docking, structure-activity relationship analysis, multi-property optimization-based compound design
  • Extensive knowledge of protein structures, functions and protein-ligand interactions
  • A background in medicinal or organic chemistry is a plus

Who You Are

  • You are a problem solver driven by global issues
  • You believe drug discovery is more meaningful than boosting click-through rates
  • You have an inquiring mind, you are proactive and eager to learn
  • You have a desire to grow, both professionally and personally, and you want to help others grow with you
  • You have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment mixed with the enthusiasm and willingness to be a team player
  • You feel strongly that in silico/AI can have major impact when it comes to identifying new drugs
  • You are eager to play an active role in a growing team and make your mark on drug discovery

Our Workplace Environment

  • Fast-paced, intellectually and scientifically demanding, results-driven.
  • Our Founders boast

- 10+ years experience in research at Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, not to mention a stint in Oxford and Cambridge.

- 10+ years experience in strategy consulting at BCG.

  • Aqemia has a rapidly growing team of +40 people from world-class institutions (AstraZeneca, GSK, Sanofi, Harvard, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Ecole Polytechnique, BCG)
  • Our premises are conveniently located in center of Paris (1 Bd Pasteur), with a possibility of up to 2 days of remote work.
  • Working language: English


Should you wish to apply for this position please send us your resume at
careers@aqemia.com

We are growing fast, if you feel that you don't fit this job description but you’re still excited to join, then please get in touch! 

Aqemia is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability status or any other basis under applicable law.