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Senior AI Scientist - Chemistry

With over 35 nationalities and a range of backgrounds represented in our Benevolent team, we aim to build an inclusive environment where our people can bring their authentic selves to work, be respected for who they are and the exceptional work they do. We welcome and actively encourage applications from all sections of society and are committed to offering equal employment opportunities regardless of sex, race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, disability, age, citizenship, or any other basis. We see our diversity as an asset as we tackle challenging problems that bridge the gap between drug discovery and technology.


The Role

You will be responsible for developing and executing a research agenda around the core problems we work on at BenevolentAI - scientific discovery from structured and unstructured data sources. You will be part of the cross functional Chemistry team.

BenevolentAI is committed to growing diverse and inclusive teams. We welcome you to apply if the job description as a whole appeals, even if there are specific areas where you don’t have previous experience!

Primary Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the AI strategy of the chemistry team.
  • Identify and develop state of the art ML methods which bring value to our predictive and generative chemistry models pipelines.
  • Communicate and explain their value, particularly to non-ML members of the team.
  • Promote machine learning best practices, such as: scalable training and deployment, model introspection and evaluation, new state-of-the-art implementations, etc.
  • Work as a hands-on member of a cross-functional team comprising specialists in cheminformatics, engineering, AI, medicinal chemists and product. In these teams, you will apply the latest advances in machine learning to develop tools for drug discovery and development.
  • Define the analytical and technical problems in applying artificial intelligence and machine learning to develop new solutions and deliver applied research within your team, and to influence an empirical approach across the company.
  • Disseminate your AI expertise to more junior members of the team

We are looking for someone with

  • A math/computer science MSc/PhD with a strong Machine Learning component who worked in chemistry (if not, chemistry background who acquired a strong ML expertise).
  • At least 1 or 2 years of commercial experience.
  • Experience in working with molecular data.
  • Proven experience in delivering projects with business value.
  • Strong and broad machine learning background with proficiency in modern ML frameworks (pytorch, tensorflow etc).
  • Ability to communicate complex ML concepts to non-ML people.
Preferred (not required) qualifications/experience
  • Commercial experience in a drug discovery startup or big pharma company.
  • Be visionary (think about what should be done beyond what you're doing).

We share a passion for being part of a mission that matters, and we are always looking for curious and collaborative people who share our values and want to be part of our journey.  If that sounds like a fit for you, hit the apply button and join us.

About us

BenevolentAI (AMS: BAI) is a leading, clinical-stage AI-enabled drug discovery and development company listed on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange. Through the combined capabilities of its AI platform, scientific expertise, and wet-lab facilities, BenevolentAI is well-positioned to deliver novel drug candidates with a higher probability of clinical success than those developed using traditional methods. The Benevolent Platform™ powers a growing in-house pipeline of 13 named drug programmes and over 10 exploratory programmes, and it maintains successful collaborations with AstraZeneca, as well as leading research and charitable institutions. BenevolentAI is headquartered in London, with a research facility in Cambridge (UK) and a further office in New York.

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