Research Associate in Biochemistry

Atomwise is a leading artificial intelligence (AI) drug discovery company in San Francisco, CA. We develop and use patented AI technology to help companies and universities discover therapies that improve human health and agricultural productivity.

Atomwise is looking for a Research Associate to support our scientific and business development teams by performing literature and database analyses and providing insightful reports and research plans. The right person will have an interest and passion for all areas of the life sciences and biochemistry, excellent analytical skills, the ability to find credible connections and patterns in the literature and data, and be an effective communicator with diverse stakeholders.  

You will

  • Search scientific literature, databases and biochemical structural data
  • Prepare scientific research plans
  • Understand the experimental design and methodologies in life science publications
  • Analyze and interpret biological assay data
  • Communicate with scientific researchers and the partnering team
  • Provide novel insights and summaries on diverse areas of biomedical research


  • Master’s degree in biochemistry, cell biology, chemistry, molecular biology, pharmacology, or a related field
  • Knowledge of protein structure and small-molecule chemistry
  • Highly motivated and detail-oriented
  • Excellent communication
  • Proven organizational skills
  • Energetic and focused with the ability to prioritize
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with diverse teams
  • A can-do attitude, no task too small


  • Experience in scientific writing
  • Experience with scientific research
  • Knowledge of small-molecule drug development process
  • Familiarity with computational chemistry and biochemistry tools such as the Protein Data Bank, UniProt, and chemical databases

When applying, please provide

  • A cover letter
  • A paragraph stating how your skills and experience will help the Atomwise team
  • A paragraph stating how Atomwise can help you to achieve your career goals
  • A CV or resume

Compensation & benefits

  • Competitive salary, commensurate with experience
  • Stock compensation plan – you’ll be an Atomwise co-owner
  • Platinum health, dental, and vision benefits
  • 401k with 4% match
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Generous parental leave
  • Relaxed work environment
  • Great colleagues

Atomwise is not currently offering visa sponsorships for any position. Please only apply if eligible to work in the U.S.

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