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Subject: 22.05.16 Modeling & Chemoinformatic-Research position (PhD), Montpellier - France
Modeling & Chemoinformatic-Research position (PhD)

Ai-biopharma is a young and rapidly growing R&D Medicinal Chemistry based preclinical
Biotech company located in the MED VALLE area of Montpellier, France. Ai-biopharma is a
private Biotech aimed to discover new efficient treatments to unmet human medical needs with
a primary focus on small molecule antiviral treatments.

Ai-biopharma is looking for a passionate Research modeler & chemoinformatician to join our
dynamic medicinal chemistry team based in Montpellier-France, focused on the research and
discovery of new medicines against viral diseases. The current COVID-19 pandemic
demonstrates the importance of such discovery to combat viruses which pose threats to global
society. Ai-biopharma team has extensive expertise in small molecule preclinical drug
discovery especially in the area of nucleosides and nucleotides based on its proprietary
Chemoinformatic and Artificial Intelligence platform. The company is developing different direct
acting antiviral research programs on chronic hepatitis B, coronaviruses and antiviral

Tasks and responsibilities
Within a project team, you will be involved in research support from early-stage drug discovery,
optimization of drug structures and properties, to nomination of (pre)clinical candidates. The
position implies intense computational chemistry work and will offer opportunities to contribute
to the shape and development of a young growing company. The following main tasks will be
part of your responsibilities:
 Chemoinformatics : application of machine learning, artificial intelligence to develop
and maintain predictive models.
 Molecular modeling : application of docking, molecular dynamics approaches.
 Database: management and update of the corporate database.
 Participation in various technical tasks in a SME environment needed for the company.

Required qualifications and experience
Minimum qualifications:
 PhD in computational chemistry or related field, e.g. mathematics, physics, biophysics.
 Passionate for chemoinformatics and modeling, hard worker, self-motivated, creative,
open to new challenges, flexible adaptable to a fast-paced environment and
entrepreneurial personality.
 Scientific programing skills in python, C++.
 Comfortable working in Linux environment (bash scripting).
 Interest in new knowledge and concepts with a good learning potential.
 Ability to work synergistically within a team.
 Good communication skills in English.
Additional preferred qualifications
 Postdoc in computational chemistry and/or experience in early-stage/preclinical drug
discovery would be an advantage.
 Knowledge in PostgreSQL databases management.
 SQL programming.
 Ability to participate in various laboratory technical tasks in a SME environment.
 Eligible to the French Jeune Docteur scheme.
 Knowledge of medicinal chemistry, biology, biochemistry or pharmacology.
 Good communication skills in French.

What we offer:
A fulltime modeling & chemoinformatics research position at a competitive salary. The position
provides a challenging opportunity to become active in the battle against infectious diseases
as part of an enthusiastic team. This position provides an excellent basis for widening your
research skills and broadening the scientific horizon in a dynamic environment. Permanent or
temporary contract depending on qualification.
To be considered, please send your application letter and full curriculum vitae including 2
referees and peer reviewed publication list (if exists) in English to:
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