PostDoc or Software Engineer position in AI-based Drug Discovery


PostDoc or Software Engineer position in AI-based Drug Discovery

100% / Available: 01 February 2024

The Division of Computational Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, is offering a PostDoc or Software Engineer position to develop and apply cutting-edge computational methodology integrating physicochemical knowledge into deep neural network algorithms for drug discovery applications. The project will focus on the efficient and accurate sampling of protein-ligand conformational states, i.e. protein-ligand co-folding. The position is funded by a grant from the Novartis Forschungsstiftung

Your position

PostDoc/Software Engineer position is available to extend ongoing research on the development of novel algorithms for drug design combining physics-based modeling with deep neural network concepts. You will be responsible for the development and implementation of novel deep neural network models based on recent developments in diffusion models and GFlowNets.

Your profile

  • Ideally PhD in the fields of Physics, Physical/Computational Chemistry, Mathematics or Computer Sciences.
  • Strong programming skills.
  • Strong experience in developing and applying deep neural network concepts.
  • Knowledge in generative models, e.g. diffusion models, is desirable.
  • Fluent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Highly motivated, interactive team player.

We offer you

  • PostDoc or Software Engineer position.
  • Opportunity to work with and develop emerging technologies in the field of Computational Drug Design.
  • International and collaborative research environment.
  • Possibility to increase your academic profile and supervise junior researchers.

 Application / Contact


Please submit your complete application documents, including

  • Letter (max. 1 page) highlighting motivation, scientific experience and skills
  • CV
  • Publication list
  • Short summary (including citation) to 2-3 most relevant publications
  • Diploma of PhD degree (if PhD degree completed)
  • Contact details of at least two academic references

via the online recruiting platform.

Position is available starting 1. February 2024 with a limited contract duration until end of May 2025.

You can find out more about us at

For questions, please contact Dr. Amr Abdallah ( or Prof. Markus Lill (

University of Basel

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Location: Switzerland, Basel
Categories: AI, Artificial Intelligence, Computational Chemistry , Mathematics, Pharmaceutical Sciences, PhD, Physical Chemistry , Physics, Postdoc, Software Engineering,


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