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About us

Valence is building the world’s most powerful chemistry engine, unlocking new therapeutic options for previously intractable diseases. 

Valence is spun out of Mila, the world’s largest deep learning research institute, and we maintain close ties with world class scientists such as Prof. Yoshua Bengio, who we count among our scientific advisors. You can find a subset of our work in top journals and conferences such as NeurIPS, ICLR, ICML, and ACS.

We’ve developed the world’s only AI technologies for low/no data drug design, allowing us to very efficiently transfer existing knowledge of drug-target interactions to new regions of biological and chemical space, even in situations where data may be small, sparse, or nonexistent.

We believe that every new medicine will soon be designed and optimized using AI, unlocking faster iteration and ultimately more efficacious medicines for a broader and more diverse set of patients. Valence is building the platform to make this future a reality.

About the Product Manager role:

We’re hiring our very first Product Manager. This is a cross-functional role perfect for someone who wants to be directly involved in shaping Valence’s product roadmap over the next 3-5 years. You’ll work closely with our platform, research, and engineering teams to drive alignment across the company, helping create a shared vision for internal and external product offerings and ensure that we’re always executing efficiently against our development roadmap.

The ideal candidate for this role will have:

  • 3+ years experience working on technology-powered products as either a product manager, product designer, engineer, data analyst or data scientist

  • Experience working in an Agile environment, either in the biotech industry or other research-driven setting

  • Experience in managing software development projects for both internal and external use

  • Demonstrated understanding of the techniques and methods of modern product discovery and delivery

  • Demonstrated ability to figure out solutions to hard problems with many constraints, using sound judgement to assess risks, and to lay out your argument in a well-structured, data-informed narrative

  • Proven ability to engage across multiple functional areas, including engineering, R&D, design, and business in a constructive and collaborative manner

In addition to the above, candidates for this role likely also have some combination of:

  • Advanced degree(s) in a biomedical or technical field

  • Ability to communicate ideas visually with modern tools such as Figma and Lucidchart

  • Familiarity with and/or prior exposure to the drug discovery process

  • Experience in cheminformatics and/or machine learning product development

  • Past experience at an AI-driven drug discovery company

What we offer at Valence:

  • The opportunity to work at the cutting-edge of AI-enabled drug design

  • An innovation-driven culture that puts science at the forefront of everything we do

  • A dynamic, diverse, and inclusive team of experienced and interdisciplinary scientists applying their skills to some of the most impactful problems in human health

  • Regular exposure to several of the world’s leading machine learning researchers

  • Competitive salary and equity compensation, along with premium health, dental, and vision benefits

  • Flexible WFH policy, bi-annual week-long company shutdowns, and the opportunity for remote work

Valence is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage any candidates meeting our stated criteria to apply.

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About Valence
Empowering drug discovery scientists with the latest advances in AI-enabled drug design
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning
11-50 employees

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