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Principal Scientist, Computational Protein Design

Xaira Therapeutics

Xaira Therapeutics

Design
Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Monday, May 27, 2024
About The Job

As a Principal Scientist, Computational Protein Design in the AI Protein Design team you will have prior experience with protein design and engineering, with a deep understanding of biochemical and computational considerations for protein design while having expertise in a high-level programming language such as Python and modern HPC and cloud compute workflows.

About You

You are an enthusiastic scientist who takes pride in your ability to span both computational and experimental worlds. You have a deep understanding of the latest computational methods in the field and a strong understanding of biochemistry and structural biology. You are excited about drug discovery and developing novel treatments for patients. You are conscientious, detail-oriented, organized, and dedicated to reproducible science and optimizing lab workflows. You enjoy mentoring and teaching junior members. Collaboration comes naturally to you, and you thrive in a fast-paced environment where pushing the boundaries of what is possible is the norm.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Hands-on experience (5+ years) in protein design and engineering, with a deep understanding of biochemical and computational considerations for protein design
  • Expertise with a high-level programming language such as Python and modern HPC and cloud compute workflows
  • Hands-on experience with RosettaFold, RFdiffusion, AlphaFold, or ESMFold
  • Deep structural knowledge of proteins
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong curiosity of areas of biology previously unknown to you
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects, and meet project timelines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to effectively present complex scientific concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with researchers from diverse fields, including computational and experimental biologists, and provide scientific guidance, support, and leadership as needed
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor early-stage scientists and associates
  • PhD in bioengineering, biophysics, biochemistry, computational biology, chemical engineering, or related field plus 7 years experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Hands-on experience (2+ years) in developing machine learning and AI algorithms for protein design
  • Strong publication record in protein design and engineering for therapeutic protein applications
  • Experience using LIMS and Benchling systems. Substantial experience with DNA synthesis and protein production CROs and lab vendors

Compensation

The specific compensation package for each role depends on factors including experience, qualifications and level. We anticipate the range for this role to be $133,000 to $182,000 per year.

Xaira Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer. We thrive on diversity and collaboration, and we welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences.