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Co-op, Cheminformatics/Computational Chemistry

Life, Physical, and Social Science


Full Time

On Site


Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Company Description At Biogen, our mission is clear - we are pioneers in neuroscience. Biogen discovers, develops, and delivers worldwide innovative therapies for people living with serious neurological and neurodegenerative diseases. Together, our employees create, commercialize, and manufacture transformative therapies for our patient population. We at Biogen are committed to building on our culture of inclusion and belonging that reflects the communities where we operate and the patients who we serve. We are focused on strengthening our foundation to advance our overall Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) strategy and, most importantly, ensure all our employees feel included. As an intern or co-op at Biogen, you can expect to be placed on a real project, under the guidance of experienced professionals and subject matter experts who are invested in your career and academic growth. We also ensure that you have plenty of opportunities to build your network, learn more about our organization through weekly lunch and learns led by leaders from across the company, and join us for several fun events. Job Description This application is for a 6-month student role from January - June 2023. Resume review begins in October 2022. We are seeking a creative and self-motivated cheminformatics/machine learning scientist with excellent communication skills to join the computational chemistry group at Biogen. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to apply his/her programming skills to a project of relevance for many pharmaceutical and biotech companies and to work collaboratively with the computational chemistry group to advance the development of the Biogen Generative AI platform as well as Molecular Informatics Open-Source Platform. In this position, the candidate will work closely with members of the group and will learn about drug discovery as well as other areas the group is involved in including molecular design and optimization, and machine learning. Position Description As a co-op, you will: Implement a molecular shape comparison algorithm based on the published methods. Validate the method in internal data and compare them with commercial software. Implement the user-interface of molecular shape comparison toolkit on Biogen Molecular Informatics Open-Source Platform. Write reports and give presentations to internal/external audience. Publish the project work on GitHub and peer-reviewed scientific journals. Qualifications To participate in the Biogen Co-op Program, students must meet the following eligibility criteria: Legal authorization to work in the U.S. At least 18 years of age prior to the scheduled start date Be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university Additional qualifications: B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. students pursuing studies in cheminformatics, computational chemistry, computer science or relevant field Strong Python programming skills Experience with CUDA programming is a plus Education A Ph.D. student in cheminformatics, computational chemistry, computer science, or relevant field is preferred. Additional Information All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.