Bioxel, Inc.

Scientist, AI/ML (Peptide/Protein Design and Engineering)

  • Software Development
  • Full-time
  • Cambridge, MA
  • Remote friendly

Posted on November 27, 2023

About Us:

Bioxel is a therapeutic design startup based in Cambridge, MA. We're developing next-generation peptide/protein drugs. Our mission is not just to design drugs but to revolutionize the way therapeutics are created.

Job Description:

As a growing startup, we're in search of an adaptable and motivated Computational Scientist. If you have a solid foundation in machine learning and a keen interest in peptide/protein engineering and design, you could be pivotal in our journey. You'll have the chance not just to implement but to innovate, bringing cutting-edge algorithms to life and making tangible impacts on our drug development pipeline.


  • Team up with our passionate scientists and engineers to infuse machine learning into our design processes.

  • Harness the power of large language models for brainstorming, fueling creativity, and appraising project viability.

  • Craft and implement machine learning models like graph neural networks and 3D convolutional networks, turning vast biological data into actionable insights.

  • Keep a finger on the pulse of the latest in machine learning, bringing fresh ideas and techniques into our dynamic workspace.

  • Be a voice in our company, sharing research findings, and insights both internally and in the broader scientific community.

  • Work independently to identify


  • PhD in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, or a related field. Your foundation in machine learning, combined with an interest in peptide/protein design, is what we value.

  • Experience in crafting and utilizing machine learning algorithms, with a bonus for those familiar with biological or chemical data.

  • Familiarity with python and machine learning libraries.

  • A detail-oriented mindset, team spirit, and a startup mentality – ready to adapt, pivot, and grow.

  • Strong communication skills to bridge ideas across our tight-knit team and to external stakeholders.

  • (Optional) Experience with Rosetta, RosettaFold, RFDesign, RFDiffussion, AlphaFold, AlphaFold Design, or other protein prediction or design software. (Those with a strong ML background but without the necessary protein/chemistry background are welcome to apply)

Compensation Package:

We offer a competitive salary, equity and benefits package reflecting both your experience and the exciting challenges of a startup environment.

If you're driven by innovation, thrive in fast-paced environments, and are eager to make a mark in the world of therapeutic design then Bioxel is the place for you.

Remote restrictions

  • Workday must overlap by at least 4 hours with Cambridge, MA, USA