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Senior Application and Discovery Scientist, AI and Cheminformatics Solutions


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. 


By unlocking the power of data AI for drug discovery (AIDD) has the potential to enable personalized medicine and change patient lives. An M-Ventures funded biotech start-up is poised to seize the opportunity at the intersection between the Healthcare and Life Science Divisions of Merck, KGaA Darmstadt, Germany. Our mandate is to think big and reach across teams to leverage the full capabilities of the organization. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. 


Role and Responsibilities include:  

The Senior Application and Discovery Scientist will be part of the product management team responsible for the portfolio of our AI, Cheminformatics, and automation drug discovery products. You will be a key member of a newly formed internal venture responsible for the development of transformational AI-enabled software and a full automation robotics ecosystem for drug discovery.


You will be responsible to:

  • Work as an expert superuser of our AI/Cheminformatics software product to independently provide subject expertise to medicinal chemists on their drug design projects
  • Drive pre-sales activities including demonstrating product concepts, planning, and delivering product demos/training, providing product design guidance to the engineering team and scientific drug discovery projects with external partners
  • Develop scientific and marketing content/presentation to demonstrate our product value and differentiation to the customers to support the sales and marketing teams
  • Lead customer onboarding, build and deliver highly technical product training, and follow up with the customer to ensure maximum usage of the tool post implementation
  • Provide training for internal stakeholders in general sales, technical and sales support teams
  • Make product feature design recommendations to the engineering team, address their technical questions and represent the product expertise of Cheminformatics software product
  • Lead scientific projects with customers and drive results by using our software in customer's med chem projects. This should lead to publications
  • Leverage networking opportunities (i.e. conferences, industry forums, etc.) to gain insights into current trends, build trust around our technology and identify potential sales opportunities


Location: Remote - Greater Boston Area Preferred

Travel: <30% domestically and/or internationally


Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MS in chemistry, cheminformatics, bioinformatics, or relevant fields
  • Minimum 3 years of experience using cheminformatics/computational/medicinal chemistry 2D and 3D modeling tools for virtual screening, docking, ADMET, and retrosynthesis.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a similar customer-facing role


Preferred Qualifications:


  • MBA or PhD a plus
  • Experience in demo and training of cheminformatics tools, or any chemistry software solution for Life Science/Pharma/Biotech industry customers
  • In-depth understanding of small molecule drug discovery - design, make, test, analysis
  • Comfortable working in an entrepreneurial environment, agile and face-paced teams
  • Self-driven, results-oriented leader with proven collaborative working style


What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences.
We celebrate all dimensions of diversity. We believe that it drives excellence, innovation, and human progress. We care about our customers, patients, and our rich mix of people. This diversity strengthens our ability to lead in science and technology.
We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all and empower you to fulfil your ambitions. Our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons.
Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to bring their curiosity to life!


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Job Requisition ID:  255899
Location:  Burlington
Career Level:  C - Professional (1-3 years)
Working time model:  full-time

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