Generating new molecules with AI

We discover novel drug-like small molecules with optimized properties for defined targets


Founded in September 2019, we are a team of experienced AI/machine learning and business specialists applying state of the art generative AI to drug discovery in close collaboration with biopharmaceutical partners to bring new therapeutics to market across disease areas and positively impact lives.

Our Team

Ali Saberali

Jason Rolfe

Handol Kim

Mehran Khodabandeh

Roz Drewitt-Lange

Zac Alperstein

Board, Observers. & Advisors

Nancy Harrison

Todd Farrell

Artem Cherkasov

Funding, Partners & Investors


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Variational receives support from The Digital Technology Supercluster

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This Vancouver-based Startup Plans To Boost Drug Design With AI

Variational AI is hiring!

Please see open job listing below or contact us if you would like to join the team in the area of machine learning, computational and medicinal chemistry, and business development.

Machine Learning Scientist

Vancouver, Bc (Or Remote) / 4+ Yrs Experience / Full Time

We are looking for experienced software developers with machine learning/data science skills to join the team full-time. You will help us implement, test, characterize, and refine novel elements of a machine learning architecture designed from the ground up to optimize the properties of small-molecule drugs; continually improve the robustness of our existing code base; and apply our pipeline to new drug targets.

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