Generating new molecules with AI

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

Company

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

Press

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Variational receives support from The Digital Technology Supercluster

Variational AI Receives Support from the Digital Technology Supercluster for Repurposing of Drugs for COVID-19

Biopharma Interview

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.

Cheminformatician

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

We are looking for experienced cheminformaticians to join the team and make an impact. You will help us identify targets that are likely to benefit from our unique machine learning-based approach; construct datasets from high-throughput screens and other literature sources; develop and apply molecular docking protocols; build ligand- and structure-based pharmacophores; create other QSAR models; and evaluate ML-optimized molecules from a medicinal chemistry perspective. You will also help us more effectively incorporate pharmacological knowledge and intuition into our proprietary machine learning architecture. No knowledge of machine learning is required for this role, but you should possess a strong interest in learning about this promising technology, coupled with hands-on drug discovery experience.

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Head of Chemistry/VP

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

We are looking for a senior technical executive skilled in leading and managing programs, teams in small molecule therapeutics across multiple disease areas. You will help us to hone strategy, identify targets that are likely to benefit from our unique machine learning-based approach, and work with the scientific team to more effectively incorporate pharmacological knowledge and intuition into our algorithms. This is a key executive role that will evolve and expand as the organization grows. Your responsibilities will start with a heavy emphasis on early-stage discovery, but then transition to in vivo and preclinical development. No knowledge of machine learning is required, but you should possess a strong interest in learning about this promising technology, coupled with hands-on drug discovery experience.

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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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Machine Learning Engineer

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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