Early Career Scientists at D. E. Shaw Research: Computational Biochemistry Research Group
D. E. Shaw Research seeks early career researchers from a range of scientific disciplines to join our New York–based drug discovery and computational biochemistry research company.
As a member of our highly interdisciplinary team, you will have the opportunity to make groundbreaking contributions within the fields of biology, chemistry, and medicine. You will work closely with a team of the world’s leading biologists, chemists, and computer scientists on projects including applying molecular dynamics simulations to study the structure and function of particular proteins or to conduct drug discovery research, developing simulation methods or the underlying physical models for our simulations, and applying machine learning techniques to our areas of research.
We value creativity and innovation, and we look for intellectually curious and versatile individuals with the capacity to undertake challenging and original research projects. If you have strong quantitative abilities, excellent communication skills, and a bachelor's or master's degree in the natural sciences and/or engineering with an impressive record of achievement (in academia or elsewhere), then this could be an exciting next step in your scientific career.
Our group 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 proprietary special-purpose supercomputer 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. We develop and refine advanced biomolecular modeling methods, software, and machine learning techniques on ANTON®, as well as on general-purpose supercomputers, 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.
To submit an application, please use the link provided below: (We accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the calendar year)
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 $190,000–$210,000. 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.