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Research Scientist in Computational Biology

Pythia Labs
Textile Finance, California, US
Closing date
Dec 2, 2022

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Academic / Research
Informatics / GIS
Modeling, Biology
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
About the company

Pythia Labs is a Los Angeles based startup developing computational solutions to facilitate the discovery and design of novel biomolecular therapeutics. We harness the power of Deep Learning and Computational Biology to shape the therapeutics of tomorrow. Our Company is looking for a Research Scientist to join our Computational Biology Team!

Your impact

Are you looking to solve complex biological problems using cutting-edge fundamental and applied Computational Biology research? Do you want to make a difference in the field of Drug Development? Come and join us! You will be part of our team of Research Scientists and will be using your technical expertise to develop our software suite that has a wide range of applications in Biotechnology.

What you'll do

* Develop groundbreaking computational tools aimed at reducing the time and cost required to develop novel therapeutics
* Build automated data processing pipelines that generate high value proprietary datasets used to train state-of-the-art AI models
* Collaborate with experts in Deep Learning, Computational Biology, Computational Chemistry and Software Engineering
* Devise innovative approaches to solve long standing problems in Biology
* Organize and present data to support decisions in cross-functional teams

Who we're looking for

Essential qualifications

* PhD or MSc with 4-5 years of professional experience in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Computational Protein Design, Structural Biology or related fields
* Solid theoretical background in Biophysics and Structural Biology
* Experience in two or more of the following areas: Protein Design, Molecular Modeling, Docking, Stability, Solubility or Affinity predictions
* Experience with standard bioinformatics tools
* Proven record of productivity, scientific creativity and independence in the field of Protein Sciences as evidenced by scientific publications and external presentations
* Proficiency with Python and relevant scientific libraries (eg. Biopython, SciPy, NumPy)
* Effective written and oral communication skills and the ability to present to technical and non-technical audiences
* Comfortable with Linux
* Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Nice to have

* Experience with modern AI or ML approaches such as AlphaFold
* Experience with multiprocessing libraries
* Experience with version control tools
* Familiarity with noSQL databases
* Familiarity with dockerization concepts
* Peer reviewed publications


* Team player, willingness to collaborate and communicate with other team members
* Passionate, highly self-motivated and able to operate with significant autonomy
* Scientific rigor, healthy skepticism, and detail-oriented
* Pragmatic and output-focused

A few reasons to join us

* Innovate at the frontier of Computational Biology and AI
* Solve important scientific problems for the benefit of humanity
* Develop impactful technology that has real-world applications
* Be part of an interdisciplinary team of exceptionally talented individuals
* World Renowned Scientific Advisory Board
* Opportunity for growth
* Hybrid on-premises / remote work is encouraged
* Work/life balance
* Attractive location close to a lot of amenities and restaurants in the heart of Culver City
* Diverse and international team
* State of the art GPU servers on premises

Strong compensation package

* A competitive base salary (D.O.E)
* Excellent medical, dental and health benefits
* Excellent 401K retirement plan

If interested, please send your CV along with a Cover Letter to
with the mention [BIO] in the subject.

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