Computational Protein Engineer

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Computational Protein Engineer

At Basecamp Research we're looking for a Computational Protein Engineer to join our team.

Full-time · Head Office

About Basecamp Research

Basecamp Research is a London-based biotechnology company. We explore the most exciting, diverse, and extreme environments on our planet and sample these environments for microbial sequencing (metagenomics). We negotiate benefit-sharing agreements with the localities we go to, ensuring that our data is collected ethically and sustainably. Our in-house metagenomics & ML cloud pipeline generates taxonomic, genomic, and protein annotations that we embed into our knowledge graph together with geographic, geochemical, and environmental metadata. From our knowledge graph, we then design AI-guided protein and genomics solutions for our customers across the Bioindustry.

We pride ourselves on being an exciting, fun and flexible place to work. If you feel passionate about the power of biology to build a better world, we’d love to hear from you.

About the job

The Computational Protein Engineer will work closely with the Data Science and Commercial teams to generate product panels of optimally designed protein sequences derived from our knowledge graph. Key responsibilities will include the expansion of our computational approaches for protein engineering & performance prediction, as well as the oversight of customer delivery. Furthermore, the successful candidate will interact with experimental groups to discuss experimental designs & outcomes.

About you

  • A degree in the Life Sciences

  • At least 3 years relevant industry experience
  • Strong experience with protein bioinformatics/engineering and molecular modelling software such as PyMOL, Rosetta, or Schrodinger (essential)
  • Excellent understanding of Protein Biochemistry (essential)
  • Experience with interacting & engaging with wet-lab scientists around the design or evaluation of in vitro assays or similar
  • Understanding of deep-learning methods for structural or functional characterisations of protein sequences
  • Experienced in cloud environments (AWS preferred)
  • Previous experience in product roles in the biotech sector
  • Scripting experience in Bash, Python
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work closely with interdisciplinary teams
  • Fluency in English
  • Ability to work in a fast-growth startup

Additional skills (desired but not required):

  • Experience with graph databases / neo4j
  • Strong Data Visualization skills
  • Experience with Agile systems

    Apply for the job

    Do you want to join our team as our new Computational Protein Engineer? Then we'd love to hear about you!

    At Basecamp Research, we are committed to fostering an inclusive culture where our colleagues are supported to reach their full potential in an environment diverse in thought, background, and experience.