Director of Applications

About TandemAI

TandemAI is an advanced technology company dedicated to reinventing drug discovery infrastructure. We integrate proprietary AI-driven, high-performance computation with its efficient, large-scale in-house wet lab operations to deliver a turnkey drug discovery solution.

About the Role

The Director of Applications will deploy our advanced computational and experimental platform for client drug discovery projects.  The successful candidate will tackle challenging drug discovery problems for customers ranging from biotechs to large pharmas, as well as academic institutions.

You will:

  • Provide scientific guidance and support to current and prospective customers, including how best to leverage our computational and experimental drug discovery platform for client projects
  • Deploy our drug discovery platform for projects as well as provide feedback to our internal computational and experimental teams on platform development
  • Work with a multi-discplinary group of computational and medicinal chemists, biologists, project managers, and business development team members to improve client strategies
  • Establish best practices for working with customers
  • Manage a small team of application scientists
  • Engage in scientific research, publish scientific papers, and present at conferences


  • PhD or equivalent in chemistry, biochemistry, computational chemistry, biology or related fields with 8+ years post-PhD experience in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry (or MS in one of these fields with 10+ years of related experience).
  • Highly motivated to apply cutting edge computational methods for discovering better medicines
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strong research background and experience with structure-based drug design
  • Extensive experience working in command line interfaces and fluency in scripting programming languages e.g., Python and numpy
  • A solid understanding of the commercial drug discovery process and familiarity with related experimental assays and techniques 
  • Experience with QSAR, FEP, machine learning models, and chemistry toolkits like RDKit preferred

At TandemAI, we are committed to building a world-class team whose culture is founded on collaboration, intellectual curiosity, trust, and respect. We firmly believe that our exceptional staff will be the key to our success and are committed to high standards and rigorous science. Because of this, we are prepared to offer a competitive salary, stock options, and a wide range of benefits that include healthcare, a 401k, pre-tax commuter benefits, and a flexible work schedule.

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