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Drug Discovery Operations Assistant

Individual with a strong record of academic and/or professional achievements sought to work as a drug discovery operations assistant at D. E. Shaw Research, a New York-based based drug discovery and computational biochemistry research company.
The ideal candidate will be exceptionally articulate, highly intelligent, and a self-motivated critical thinker, and will excel at working independently, problem-solving, and managing multiple projects. Responsibilities will include tracking, reporting on, and helping to coordinate scientific, drug discovery, operational, and commercial projects in a multi-disciplinary environment; liaising with various departments within the company and with outside firms; and assisting with group-wide planning. The position requires excellent communication skills; superior organizational, analytical, and quantitative skills; and a meticulous attention to detail. This hire will work closely with a number of the world’s leading scientists and engineers, and will have the opportunity not only to participate in an exciting entrepreneurial venture, but also to enable groundbreaking contributions within the fields of biology, chemistry, and medicine.
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 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. DESRES develops and refines 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 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 $100,000–$130,000. 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.