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Computational Chemist at Relay Therapeutics
Cambridge, MA, US
The Relay team:
Our company was founded on the premise that protein motion can be used to build breakthrough medicines. The team at Relay is putting this principle into practice, with the aim of accelerating the development of medicines that will make a transformative difference in patients’ lives.
 
Our extraordinary team is equal parts bright and bold, with a real passion for working in intellectually stimulating environments. We look for people who are committed to working together in a collaborative, rigorous and daring culture.
 
We’ve built the kind of work environment that not only gets, but keeps people excited and focused. Putting protein motion at the heart of drug discovery will be a challenge, but we are confident that our team’s dedication and urgency will create opportunities that deeply impact the lives of the patients we serve. We're building a company for the ages, a place where people don't come here to play it safe, but instead where they can go the distance. Are you ready to #jointherelay?
 

The opportunity

    • We're looking for a talented and passionate computational chemist to help drive innovation with our rapidly growing team. You will use groundbreaking computational methods, in conjunction with information generated by a variety of biophysical techniques, to design novel therapeutics that take advantage of protein motion. In this role, you will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to integrate computational and experimental insights and drive drug discovery. 

Your role

    • You will carry out analyses that combine computational and experimental data to develop testable hypotheses that drive drug discovery programs
    • Collaborate with scientists throughout the company to improve the impact of computational efforts on projects
    • You'll work collaboratively with external computational groups to develop and refine new computational methods
    • Ensure effective communication of computational results across departments and teams
    • Supervise and mentor other members of the group
    • We will expect you to develop new approaches to streamline and improve computational workflows

Your background

    • You earned a Ph.D. in Computational Chemistry, Computational Biology, Biophysics, or a related discipline
    • You have 5 to 10 years of experience working in industry
    • Demonstrated expertise and impact on drug discovery projects
    • Proven expertise in structure-based drug design
    • Expertise in at least one of these areas: Molecular dynamics, Machine learning, Structural biology 
    • Familiarity working in a Unix/Linux environment
    • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
    • Ability to work independently and drive your own research 
At Relay, we believe that along with our scientists, our culture is our greatest asset. In fact we're proud to share we were named as one of the Boston Business Journal's "Top Places to Work" in 2017 & 2018. To drive that culture, we encourage each employee to bring their full selves to work every single day so they can function in a highly creative and authentic way. If this resonates with you, drop us a line.
 
Relay Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.