Senior Research Engineer - Bio AI

BioAI · London, London, City of
Department BioAI
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced


InstaDeep Ltd is a leading company that develops cutting-edge artificial intelligence products and solutions for major global and local clients in Europe, the US, Africa, and the Middle East. We focus on developing enterprise decision making systems that solve existing problems across a range of industries using advanced machine learning, reinforcement learning, and deep learning. Our expertise spans research, product and solution development, allowing the whole end-to-end solution to be developed in-house across our teams in London, Paris, Lagos, Cape Town, Dubai, and Tunis.

Our proactive approach to research, combined with a broad spectrum of high-quality clients, ensures a challenging and exciting environment to work and thrive. In our mission to stay ahead of the curve, we are proud to partner with firms such as BioNTech SE, Google DeepMind, Nvidia and Intel, and world-class universities such as Oxford, Imperial College and French Universities.


At BioAI, we advance healthcare and push the boundaries of medical science through a combination of expertise in biology and machine learning. We launched a portfolio of initiatives across drug discovery and design, protein engineering, etc. In Dec. 2020, InstaDeep released DeepChain, an AI-powered, cloud-native, GPU-accelerated platform for protein design. Its core functionalities are built on a proven optimization framework leveraging state of the art search algorithms and protein language models. Another key research area is the development of next-generation vaccines and biopharmaceuticals for the treatment of cancer and prevention and therapy of infectious diseases, including COVID-19.

In collaboration with research engineers and computational biologists from the BioAI team, you will be leading and contributing to the development of new approaches in molecular modelling, protein interactions, protein designs and other related domains, by applying your technical, analytical, research, and management skills. You will understand the underlying bioinformatics and business problems and follow the latest developments in both machine learning and biology to identify the right technologies and set the directions to solve the problems, improve the existing solutions and take part in the commercial deployment of their solution. You will lead and collaborate with a multi-functional team, experiment with different approaches, analyse and communicate the results, in order to deliver proof of concepts, minimum viable products, and ensure continuous improvement and maintenance for industrialised solutions. You will also be responsible for writing high-quality, maintainable, well-documented, and modular software libraries.

Keywords: Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Language Models, Graph Neural Networks, Computational Biology, Protein Design, Protein Engineering, Statistics, Data Analysis, High-Performance Computing


  • Create momentum around new initiatives and set the technical direction for solving hard technical problems.
  • Help set technical directions within a research/client project, provide mentorship to colleagues, and take on larger and more complex research and engineering problems.
  • Manage other engineers or become a go-to expert in one or more technical areas.
  • Design, implement and deliver performant and scalable algorithms based on state-of-the-art machine learning and neural network methodologies using distributed computing systems (CPUs, GPUs, TPUs, Cloud, etc.).
  • Conduct rigorous data analysis and statistical modelling to explain and improve models.
  • Report results clearly and efficiently, both internally and externally, verbally and in writing.
  • Follow and communicate the latest developments in machine learning and biology.
  • Actively collaborate with the business development team in the pre sales activities, including but not limited to presenting the company to new prospective clients, writing decks and proposals, participating in calls and meetings, and representing InstaDeep in conferences/events.  


  • At least 3 years of experience in machine learning, deep learning (natural language processing and computer vision) in industry.
  • Experience with management, mentoring, and coaching small to medium teams and/or leading projects.
  • Master, PhD degree or equivalent experience in applied mathematics, computer science, bioinformatics or related scientific fields.
  • Proficiency in software engineering (Python, Pytorch, JAX, Docker, Linux).
  • A willingness to learn and develop skills in computational biology including building an understanding of biological concepts related to immunology.
  • Excellent communication skills in English.
  • Appropriate work permit for the UK (or Europe).


  • Knowledge in areas around immunology, genomics, and/or proteomics.
  • Knowledge in molecular biology, biochemistry, structural biology, or a related discipline.
  • Experience with high-performance computing or devops. 


  • Competitive compensation package subject to seniority.
  • Working in small, diverse teams where you can make an impact.
  • Varied challenges across industries.
  • Cooperation across European and African offices.
  • Annual offsite events.

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