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Director, Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Cambridge, MA   ·   Remote

METiS Therapeutics Inc is a biotechnology company with a unique technology platform that has the potential to drive best-in class drug assets in a wide range of therapeutic areas. Through the integration of machine learning, quantum simulation, and high-throughput experimentation, we enable scientists to rapidly, comprehensively, and intelligently develop novel drug candidates. METiS is founded by an enthusiastic team of MIT researchers and serial entrepreneurs. Our cross-disciplinary expertise and deep industry experiences allow METiS to harness AI to boldly deliver revolutionary therapies for patients with serious diseases. 


We are seeking a highly skilled, motivated, and collaborated Artificial Intelligence Leader to join our team. This position will offer the opportunity to be the main decision maker and leader of the AI department. The right person will play an important role in the success of our technical platform, and therefore of the company. AI has been powering the growth of Metis since its birth. Through the integration of AI and high throughput experimental, Metis has successfully developed innovative drug delivery and formulation platforms that greatly improve the development of for small molecule and RNA drugs. This is very attractive opportunity for a biotech or pharmaceutical industry leader who enjoys a high-energy environment, and highly visible role that offers a chance to make significant contributions in METiS’s pipeline.


  • Deep thinking on where and how AI can create concrete value for drug development, and lead AI team; 

  • Collaborate with management team and project leaders to identify where AI can be applied and work closely with members within the company; 

  • Monitor and identify the new AI progress that can be utilized by Metis; 

  • Manage and inspire the AI team;

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in Computer science, bioinformatics, mathematics, or a related field; 

  • 8+ years of experience developing and deploying machine learning systems in pharmaceutical industry,  

  • 5+ years of experience working as team leader; 

  • Knowledge of computation, MD, etc. preferred; 

  • Demonstrated success of working with team across functions 

  • Demonstrated success of leading team toward a mission;

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in RNA or protein drug discovery is a plus;  

  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written, in English. Ability to communicate in Mandarin would be advantageous, although not imperative.

RECRUITING & STAFFING AGENCIES: METiS Therapeutics does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than candidates. The submission of unsolicited resumes by recruitment or staffing agencies to METiS or its employees is strictly prohibited unless contacted directly by METiS recruiting team. Any resume submitted by an agency in the absence of a signed agreement will automatically become the property of METiS, and METiS will not owe any referral or other fees with respect thereto.

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