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Sr. Machine Learning Engineer

Company: Daley and Associates
Location: Boston
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

Sr. Machine Learning Engineer

Our client a portfolio company here in Boston whom we have a great relationship with is seeking a Senior Machine Learning Engineer to join their vibrant team. The company is a target and biology-first drug discovery organization that applies artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) methods to common drug development bottlenecks while paying close attention to the seamless integration of biology, chemistry, and computation. This is a unique opportunity to build and grow a fruitful career with the company, apply your AI/ML expertise to solve real world problems and leave a positive impact, advance the state of the practice of drug discovery and development, and address the unmet healthcare needs and help patients worldwide.

This position is key to executing the core mission of our clients by utilizing computation, machine learning and protein structure determination, at scale, to accelerate the discovery of novel small molecule therapeutics.

The major challenges related to the role are:
This is a complex and innovative approach to small molecule discovery and requires a creative mindset
This role requires the ability to cooperate with internal stakeholders and manage external partners
The candidate needs to contribute to developing an appropriate AI/ML frameworks in a start-up environment while building and managing a team
The ability to work as part of an agile team that supports fast implementation, rapid decision making while maintaining high level of coordination between internal and external parties

Roles and responsibilities:
Work with the team to build and evolve the drug discovery and development platform
Research, advocate, and implement the best practices (machine learning operations, machine learning design lifecycles, software development lifecycles)
Collaborate with the cross functional drug discovery team to identify drug discovery bottlenecks and use right tools to address the issues
Conceptualize, implement, validate, and deploy AI/ML tools and modules and integrate them into the platform
Extract and cleanse drug discovery data from public or internal repositories, collaborate with external data providers, use the data to train, deploy, and update machine learning models, and build pipelines to automate the process. The machine learning models can include, but are not limited to compound property prediction, affinity modeling, target deconvolution, de novo design, etc.
Quantify and benchmark model performance, proactively address performance gaps, and deliver validated, top-performing models

BS (8+ yr working experience), MS (5+ yr working experience), or PhD (3+ yr working experience) in computer science, data science, cheminformatics, or other STEM disciplines with a strong component on artificial intelligence and machine learning
Strong programing skills with Python, familiar with software development lifecycle models
Experience on machine learning and deep learning methods, including classical machine learning algorithms, convolutional neural network, recurrent neural network, graph neural network, natural language processing, supervised, unsupervised, and reinforcement learning
Familiar with multiple frameworks, toolkits, and packages such as scikit-learn, keras, Tensorflow, PyTorch, numpy, scipy, pandas
Strong problem-solving and good communication (verbal and written) skills
Open minded, willing to learn, and able to learn on the fly
Past productive collaboration with people of diverse technical background
Nice to have: RDKit, DeepChem, cloud computing, MLOps, AutoML

For immediate consideration please email a resume to Kenny at Candidates must be able to go onsite as needed to the Boston office.

Keywords: Daley and Associates, Boston , Sr. Machine Learning Engineer, Engineering , Boston, Massachusetts

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