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Roivant Sciences // biomedical research
Roivant Sciences, 151 West 42nd Street, 15th Floor, New York City 10036    Posted: Saturday, May 29, 2021
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Company Description:

At Roivant, we are passionate about discovering & developing new drugs to impact patients lives. Since its inception in 2014, Roivant has launched over 20 portfolio companies (Vants), overseen 5 successful IPOs, established a $3B partnership with a global pharma, built a pipeline of over 40 assets across various modalities & therapeutic areas, & delivered 8 successful phase 3 readouts.

Roivant is currently building new capabilities in drug discovery & expanding its existing development engine to become the worlds leading tech-enabled pharmaceutical company. Roivants drug discovery capabilities are driven by our computational discovery platform, which combines preeminent physics-based tools with deep expertise in machine learning to generate unprecedented predictive power that can tackle previously intractable discovery challenges. The tight integration of this computational platform with our experimental capabilities enables the rapid design & optimization of new drugs to address a wide range of targets for diseases with high unmet need.

We believe that the future of drug discovery lies in integrating predictive sciences, biology, & medicinal chemistry to accelerate the path to new medicines. This role is an opportunity to be an architect of this paradigm shift & generate transformative benefit for patients.

Position Summary: 

 Roivant Discovery, drug discovery company headquartered in Boston and with Offices in New York City & Suzhou, Chinais looking for a research scientist in computational biophysics (or in the related field of computational structural biology) to join our computational platform team. Working closely with other platform team members, the candidate will develop & implement new computational methods that incorporate experimental data into molecular dynamics simulations to enable computation-driven drug discoveryCompetitive pay, equity, strong perks, and fun working environment, along with the opportunity to do cutting edge science to design better medicines, are all good reasons to join us!


  • Develop and implement computational models that predict observables in biophysical experiments, such as nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), hydrogen-deuterium exchange (HDX), small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), and cryoEM, from molecular simulations  
  • Develop & implement methods that incorporate the biophysical data into molecular dynamics simulations so as to turn the macroscopic data into accurate atomistic structural models 
  • Collaborate with experimental biophysicists & biochemists to design and analyze experiments to validate computational predictions 
  • Collaborate with target review & drug discovery teams to model therapeutic targets to provide actionable structural & mechanistic insight 
  • Work with force field and simulation teams to develop models & methods to improve the accuracy of simulations 


Required Qualifications:  

  • Highly motivated to develop computational methods for discovering better medicines 
  • M.S. or Ph.D. in computational physics/chemistry, physical chemistry/chemical physics, applied mathematics, or related fields 
  • Strong record of past research accomplishments 
  • Extensive past experience in molecular dynamics simulations of proteins 
  • Extensive experience working with biophysics experimental data, such as NMR, HDX, SAXS, or cryoEM. 
  • Extensive programming experience (C/C++ & Python preferred) 
  • Excellent communication skills & strong team player 


Additional Desirable Qualifications:  

  • Hands-on experience with biophysical experimental techniques, or extensive experience in deep collaboration with experimental biophysicists  
  • Experience in structural bioinformatics 
  • Experience working with a diverse team on an ambitious project


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