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Software Developers for Drug Discovery

D. E. Shaw Research Published: February 8, 2023
New York, United States of America
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Software developers are sought to join an ambitious, well-funded New York-based drug discovery and computational biochemistry research company.  Successful candidates will work closely with our world-class team of chemists, biologists, and computer scientists on developing large-scale scientific systems and workflows to support our drug discovery projects.

Particularly relevant areas of expertise include high performance systems development on compute clusters, large scale data capture, workflow and data pipeline implementation, machine learning, and performance optimization, but specific knowledge of any of these areas is less critical than intellectual curiosity, versatility, and a track record of high achievement. Strong programming and debugging skills in Python are required.

D. E. Shaw Research (DESRES) develops and uses advanced computational technologies to understand the behavior of biologically and pharmaceutically significant molecules at an atomic level of detail, and to design precisely targeted, highly selective drugs for the treatment of various diseases. Among our core technologies is a cluster of proprietary special-purpose supercomputers called ANTON® which we designed and constructed to perform molecular dynamics simulations more than 100 times faster than the world's fastest general-purpose supercomputers. DESRES uses ANTON® alongside general-purpose computers and large GPU clusters, to develop and refine advanced biomolecular modeling methods, software, and machine learning techniques in order to pursue both internal and collaborative drug discovery programs.

We take great pride in the caliber of our team, and we offer above-market compensation.  We also provide generous relocation and immigration assistance to new hires.  In addition, we strive to support the personal and professional needs of our team members by offering generous benefits, opportunities for community engagement, and a variety of learning and development programs.

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D. E. Shaw Research is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a diverse workforce. We embrace diversity along all dimensions, and respect and value the unique qualities, perspectives, and identities of every person in our group. We welcome inquiries from all exceptionally well-qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, caste, gender identity, pregnancy, caregiver status, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, disability, or status in any other category protected in this regard by law in any jurisdiction in which we operate.

The expected annual base salary for this position is $200,000–$500,000.  Our compensation package also includes variable compensation in the form of sign-on and year-end bonuses, and generous benefits.  The applicable annual base salary paid to a successful applicant will be determined based on multiple factors including the nature and extent of prior experience and educational background.

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