Senior Drug Hunter

 Job description 

About Aqemia 

Aqemia’s ambition is to discover better and more innovative therapeutic molecules faster. Better molecules because our physics-based technology has unparalleled precision. More innovative molecules because we don’t rely on past data, we’re not stuck to staying close to what already exists. Faster because our precision implies less experiments. 


Aqemia leverages a unique technology based on 8 years of research in quantum and  statistical mechanics at Oxford (UK), Cambridge (UK) and École normale supérieure (Paris). Our algorithms are able to compute the affinity between molecules as precisely as experiment and 10 000x faster than competition. This technology guides our AI towards the molecule that has maximum affinity for the therapeutic target yet validates other biological and physico-chemical properties.


We’re looking for a senior drug hunter to join our core team and make an impact on a critical challenge: discovering drug candidates to cure key diseases. You will work in an interdisciplinary team of in silico drug hunters, physicists, medicinal chemists and machine learning engineers.

Founded in June 2019, we have raised €1.6M with leading VC fund Elaia Partners and Bpifrance.


If this sounds exciting to you, come and join us! 

Job description

As a senior drug hunter, you will be responsible for driving drug-target affinity software pipeline development and application to client or internal projects.

You will manage a team of 3-4 drug hunters (incl. backgrounds in MedChem, in silico drug discovery, theoretical chemistry), also working directly with clients on projects.

Your responsibilities:

  • Drive improvement of drug-target affinity computation pipeline

  • Support design and drive delivery of projects with Pharma & Biotech clients

  • Bring your in silico drug discovery experience and insights to drug hunter and AI teams

  • Manage and develop drug hunting team, collaborate closely with AI team

  • Contribute directly to work on pipeline development and / or client projects

Preferred experience


Your profile:

  • 7-10+ years experience mainly in large Pharma or Biotech company(ies) in Research / Discovery department, ideally across therapeutic areas

  • Lead / active participation in multiple drug discovery projects with strong understanding on how to advance molecules from hits to candidates, incl. SAR definition, properties prediction, in vitro / vivo tests validation, ...

  • Hands-on experience with in silico drug discovery softwares/programming and strategies

  • Medicinal chemistry background is a must

  • Structural biology competency is a plus


You should join us if…

  • You are passionate about solving difficult problems on topics that really matter

  • You are curious, willingful and dynamic

  • You want to grow and help others grow as well

  • You like working collaboratively in an interdisciplinary, fast-paced environment

  • You believe in silico/AI can have strong impact on how to find new drugs

  • You want to join a small team to bring your own impact in drug discovery


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