Senior Bioinformatics Scientist Protein in Aanika Biosciences, Inc.

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We are seeking an experienced Bioinformatician /Computational scientist to lead the protein design and engineering efforts at Aanika.
The candidate will play a key role in developing and optimizing bioinformatic workflows and computational methods for the rational design of proteins. Experience in protein-ligand docking is highly desired. The candidate will work closely with the wet lab to validate candidate molecules for their use in our proprietary platform.

Job functions

Lead protein design and engineering and build and manage a team of bioinformaticians/computational scientists.
Develop and optimize bioinformatic pipelines for the rational design of proteins.
Effectively communicate results to internal stakeholders and externally via publications, presentations and patent filing.

Qualifications and requirements

PhD in Bioinformatics, computer science or related field with 3+ years of post-graduate experience in developing bioinformatic workflows for the rational engineering of proteins.
Skills in computational programming and proficiency in Python, R/Bioconductor or other languages is required. Experience in Machine Learning and/or AI is a plus.
At least 2 first author publications in the area of bioinformatic workflows applied to rational engineering of proteins, protein structure prediction, protein-ligand docking, or closely related areas.

Desirable skills

The candidate will be required to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a part of a team is a must.


Relocation offered If you are moving in from another country, Aanika Biosciences, Inc. helps you with your relocation.
Pet-friendly Pets are welcome at the premises.
Flexible hours Flexible schedule and freedom for attending family needs or personal errands.
Partially remote You can work from your home some days a week.
Health coverage Aanika Biosciences, Inc. pays or copays health insurance for employees.
Informal dress code No dress code is enforced.
Vacation over legal Aanika Biosciences, Inc. gives you paid vacations over the legal minimum.
Beverages and snacks Aanika Biosciences, Inc. offers beverages and snacks for free consumption.
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