Sr. Scientist-Cheminformatics/AI

$120,000 - $150,000 yearly
  • SRI International
  • Menlo Park, CA, USA
  • Apr 04, 2019
Full time Science

Job Description

SRI International is seeking a Cheminformatics Scientist to join its Biosciences Division to lead an exciting opportunity to develop cutting edge molecular design systems that will interface with automated synthetic chemistry. The successful candidate will work in an interdisciplinary team of chemists, chemical engineers, software engineers, computer scientists and AI developers to create software to support the automated design and synthesis of organic compounds. As part of this highly collaborative team, you will be responsible for designing and developing new algorithms and integrating cheminformatics and AI based tools both for basic research and for development of products based on user testing and commercialization.

The ideal candidate will have experience working closely with synthetic and medicinal chemists to help build and extend computational tools for molecular design and synthetic planning. The focus of this position will be on leading the computational software team, custom software development, and building a cutting-edge R&D program to solve real-world problems.


  • PhD. degree with experience in cheminformatics or computational chemistry
  • Experience and knowledge of cheminformatics toolkits (e.g. OpenEye, RDKit)
  • Experience and understanding of computational representations of structures and chemical reactions
  • Significant coding/development experience in at least one high-level programming language (e.g. Python, R, Java, C++, etc.)
  • Knowledge of current artificial intelligence and machine learning methods as applied to molecular design and discovery
  • Knowledge of molecular modeling methods including virtual screening, QSAR, docking, and/or pharmacophore modeling

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