Computational Protein Engineer

Permanent employee, Full-time · Vilnius

We're searching for a ​creative and motivated Computational Protein Engineer ​with ​a strong background in protein design. In this position, you will work alongside ​computational and experimental ​scientists to engineer novel proteins. You will also work ​participate in the development and validation of new computational pipelines ​for our protein design platform.
  • Develop and apply state of the art computational protein engineering tools to design new or improved proteins.
  • Provide solutions to various protein engineering project related problems.
  • Critically evaluating data generated by the experimental group and incorporating this knowledge into the design of improved protein variants.
  • Preparing and presenting the results to the team and other stakeholders.
  • Identify new applications or areas for computational protein engineering and implement these into design workflows.
  • Keeping detailed and accurate records of all work.

Minimum qualifications
  • Ph. D. (or Bsc./Msc. with 3 years of industry/academia experience) in bioinformatics, structural biology, life sciences or other relevant areas with strong expertise in computational protein engineering. 
  • Solid knowledge of protein biochemistry, biophysics and enzymology.
  • In-depth experience in designing new or improved functions and properties of proteins (e.g. novel enzymatic reaction or improved thermostability).
  • Highly skilled and experienced using protein modelling software such as Rosetta or Schrodinger suite.
  • Good knowledge of molecular modeling techniques like molecular dynamics simulations, homology modeling, protein descriptors calculations
  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and in cross-functional teams.

Preferred qualifications
  • Expertise in one or more commonly used molecular modeling software packages. 
  • Solid programming and scripting skills (e.g. Python, R) and experience with statistical analysis and data science techniques.
  • Experience with experiments within protein engineering e.g. directed evolution, high-throughput screening or other.
  • Working knowledge of bioinformatics and databases.
  • Experience with cloud or high-performance computing (e.g. AWS, GCP).
  • Track record of publications in high-impact journals and presentations at scientific meetings, demonstrating the ability to design new or improved proteins.
Our offer
  • An opportunity to join an innovative startup that is pioneering the game-changing technology for protein design.
  • Work environment in which you can develop your talent and realize ideas and innovations within a competent team.
  • Flexible working arrangements: with core hours of 10am-4pm, you can choose a pattern that works for you.
  • An attractive, market-oriented salary aligned with your qualifications (2500-4400 euros, before taxes) 
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

About us

Biomatter is a synthetic biology company that creates new proteins for health and sustainable manufacturing applications. The company has developed the Intelligent Architecture™ platform that addresses limitations of current engineering approaches to unlock completely new horizons for protein design and development.

We are actively looking for talented and passioned people to join our team and help us build the new paradigm in protein design.

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