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We’re looking for a Machine Learning Engineer

← View All Jobs  | October 23, 2021 | Expires December 31, 2021

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

Variational AI is redefining the unit economics of drug discovery. We are pushing the state-of-the-art in machine learning, integrated with cheminformatics expertise, to radically accelerate the development of promising drug candidates for diseases ranging from cancer to COVID-19. Our small team of machine learning researchers and chemists is changing the massive pharmaceutical industry for the better.

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.

  • Four or more years’ experience developing robust code on larger projects, including code review, refactoring, unit testing, version control, etc.
  • Knowledge of and experience with machine learning techniques, including deep neural networks, recurrent neural networks, generative models, and attention mechanisms.
  • Expertise in Python and PyTorch.
  • Intellectual curiosity and drive to excel.
  • Experience with AWS, containerization, and Linux server/network/cluster management (desirable).
  • Degree in CS, applied mathematics, statistics, physics, or related discipline; preferably a Master’s degree or Ph.D.
  • No prior knowledge of chemistry or pharmacology is required.

We are an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically welcome applications from women, BIPOC, and members of underrepresented communities and groups. Compensation is a competitive mix of cash and options. We prioritize expertise and passion over where you decide to live and work. Please send resumes/CVs to

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