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Date: Wed Jan 12 06:42:04 2022
Subject: 22.01.12 Senior Cheminformatician Natural Product Drug Discovery, Berlin/DE
Despite millenia of knowledge regarding the therapeutic potential of plants, more than 99% of the small molecules within this kingdom of life remain unexplored.
Terra Lumina is on a mission to empower a healthier humanity by unlocking the therapeutic potential of nature. 
Our platform illuminates the connection between nature's small molecules & the human body - accelerating discovery of novel therapeutic compounds that address humanity's most pressing health challenges.  


We are looking for a Senior Cheminformatician who will oversee and drive aspects of chemical data handling within Terra Lumina, including the choice of data sources to be used, preparing the data for modelling, and its eventual use for machine learning models. 
This includes chemical data processing and preparation, annotations with ontologies, and utilizing the resulting data for project work within the Terra Lumina Knowledge Graph. 

You will be an early core team member, having a significant impact, creating the company from the ground up through your work, scientific and
computational expertise. You will be part of the technical team, whose task is to build the infrastructure of our platform in order to uncover 
the value of natural products in human health.


- Lead the design, development and scale-up of our proprietary natural compounds dataset 

- Design, develop and implement robust data processing workflows and storage environments 

- Collaborate with both our scientific & tech teams to provide cheminformatics expertise, including data collection and standardization, database structure, workflow development, algorithmic design, data analysis, and visualization

- Work hand in hand with machine learning engineers to implement these core algorithms into our technology platform; build and supervise a team of data scientists over time

- Coordinate and perform data analysis efforts on different projects; communicate results to diverse audiences, including project teams, collaborators, and customers

- Use good programming practices, documentation and reproducible research

- Dissemination of results, where appropriate, in the form of conference presentations and research articles

- Stay abreast with new technological advancements and analyze them for potential inclusion in our platform


What we think is essential:

- Advanced Degree (MSc/PhD) in Cheminformatics, Computational Chemistry, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Biotechnology, Data Science, or a related discipline

- Experience with building large chemical databases associated with bioactivity data and other biological endpoints 

- Familiarity with SQL, Python, scikit-learn; chemical toolkits (e.g. RDKit); chemical workflow environments (particularly KNIME)

- Strong oral & written communication skills in English

Skills that would be beneficial: 

- Proficient working knowledge in chemistry 

- Familiarity with drug ADMET properties and their prediction 

- Software development experience, familiarity with version control tools, 
and reproducible research practices 

- Experience with cloud deployment (AWS, Azure, GCP) and high-performance computing

- Experience with deep learning environments such as PyTorch or Keras

- Molecular modeling experience, e.g. in virtual screening, pharmacophore modeling, QSAR, docking, structure or ligand-based modeling


- Competitive salary and early-team equity package

- Instrumental impact on the strategy & culture of the company as an early leadership team member 

- Collaborate with a team who are passionate about our mission: Thrive in an environment with colleagues who inspire you to learn, grow, and make a real impact on the worlds most pressing health challenges 

- Personal growth & development: We offer learning & development programs that will help you on your career path and achieve your dreams. 

- A team that values diversity: Join a team that embraces diverse perspectives, that encourages collaborative and inclusive exchange between people of all backgrounds and identities.

- An office based in a highly innovative environment - Newly renovated office at the AI Campus in the heart of Berlin, complete with fresh fruit, Friday beers, and an amazing ecosystem of other startups, engineers and data scientists for regular intensive exchange.

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national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity. We strongly encourage individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in tech to apply.

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