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AI Researcher / Engineer

Moonwalk Biosciences

Moonwalk Biosciences

Software Engineering, Data Science
Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Moonwalk Biosciences is developing a therapeutics discovery and development platform for precise and controlled epigenetic engineering of cellular states. We aim to deeply profile the epigenetic states that underlie complex disease and develop novel therapeutics that treat and reverse them through precise control of cellular states.

Position

Moonwalk Biosciences is recruiting an AI Researcher / Engineer. As a key member of our R&D team, you will help build the Moonwalk Platform for controlled cellular reprogramming. You will develop and test AI models that can provide insight into epigenetic control of cellular functions, and predict the consequences of epigenetic edits.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the R&D team to build large-scale AI foundation models of DNA sequence and epigenetic state
  • Build training and validation datasets from a combination of public data and internally generated data
  • Help design wet lab experiments to generate the most effective model training data, potentially using an active learning approach
  • Apply AI models to advance Moonwalk’s therapeutic development programs

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience working in AI / ML
  • Proficiency with one or more AI frameworks such as PyTorch or Tensorflow
  • Proven track record of high-caliber scientific work, e.g., demonstrated through publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Ability to excel in a team-first, supportive work environment, and clearly articulate ideas, problems, and solutions

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Experience working at the intersection of biology and AI / ML
  • PhD in Computer Science, Machine Learning, Computational Biology or related field

About Moonwalk Biosciences:

Moonwalk Biosciences is pioneering a new class of precision epigenetic medicines. Its novel platform technology provides a complete view of the epigenome in health and disease, with the most advanced AI prediction of epigenetic targets, and the broadest set of epigenetic engineering tools. Moonwalk was co-founded by Alex Aravanis, M.D., Ph.D., former CTO of Illumina, world-renowned scientist Feng Zhang, Ph.D. of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and a distinguished set of industry leaders and company builders. It has raised $57 million led by Alpha Wave Ventures, and joined by other leading life sciences investors ARCH Venture Partners, Future Ventures, GV, Khosla Ventures and YK Bioventures.