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Codifying human/animal biology to speed up drug development

Senior Scientist, Modeling & Simulation

$108k – $120k
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We are seeking an exceptionally bright and motivated systems’ biology expert with a deep knowledge of pharmacokinetics and associated mathematical models. They will be responsible for the development and implementation of computational models to increase the capabilities of our proprietary drug development platform, which has the potential to disrupt the existing drug discovery and clinical trial process. The ideal candidate is a lifelong learner who is excited and willing to learn about AI/ML and the drug development process and can succeed in a fast-paced, high intensity startup environment.

Key responsibilities:

- Apply modeling/drug development expertise and understanding of core physiological mechanisms to the development of pharmacological computational models
- Collaborate with multidisciplinary scientists and engineers to support modeling projects and software product
- Conduct independent research on modeling approaches, and define course-of-action for translation of novel scientific research into modeling workflows
- Define frameworks for model building, set criteria for model verification and validation

Qualifications:

- Ph.D. or equivalent degree in engineering, PK / PK/PD / Agent-based modeling & simulation, or related life science discipline
- Experience with applied biosystems modeling to large molecules / biologics preferred
- 3+ years of experience implementing mathematical models to solve complex biological problems, preferably in the pharma/CRO space
- Proficient in mathematics, have a general knowledge of biology, biochemistry, lipid biochemistry, immunology, and/or toxicology
- Solid competences in mechanistic, systems, and PK/PD modeling techniques and population approaches
- Experience with data analysis: regression, statistics, and classification algorithms.
- In-depth knowledge of numerical methods, optimization and programming (e.g. Matlab, C and Python)
- Excellent communication (verbal & written) skills and ability to work in a fast-paced, highly interdisciplinary environment
- Proven track record and publications (academia or industry) applying systems modeling approaches to biological systems


The role is based in SF, California. Company will provide competitive salary and relocation expenses, as well as health benefits and commuter reimbursement.

VeriSIM Life is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation. We strongly support the message and request you to apply.


About us

Animal testing is slow, ethically questionable, and doesn’t act as much of a filter: 92% of all drug candidates that pass this preclinical testing never make it to market. VeriSIM’s solution is to create disease-specific biosimulation models, which allow researchers at pharma companies to use software to model how a drug will behave in animals/humans. This enables researchers to test 1000x more potential candidates in the same unit of time, saving companies millions in annual costs by ensuring that drugs that do make it to (human) clinical trials are far more likely to succeed.


To learn more, check out our featured podcast:

VeriSIM Life: How Technology Is Changing Drug Development

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Location
San Francisco
Job type
Full-time
Visa sponsorship
Not Available
Experience
3+ years
Hiring contact

Victor Antontsev

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Codifying human/animal biology to speed up drug development

VeriSIM Life focuses on Biotechnology, Healthcare, and Pharmaceuticals. Their company has offices in San Francisco. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees.

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