Machine Learning Engineer

HRCentral Ltd

Sep 5th, 2022
£ 35,000 - 60,000 / Year

Machine Learning Engineer – Computational Protein Design

£35,000 – £60,000 (dependent on experience)

Location:Translation and Innovation Hub, 84 Wood Ln, London W12 0BZ

About Solena Materials

Solena is protein materials design company, creating bespoke solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems. We use world-leading computational design, machine learning, and automation to accelerate the development of materials targeted at multiple sectors, from fashion apparel to medical textiles. Our new protein-based fibres will replace petrochemically-derived materials, to create a new world of biodegradable, functional and sustainable smart materials for consumers, industry, and the planet.

We’re a multi-disciplinary team of scientists, engineers and software developers from diverse backgrounds brought together by a passion for creating advanced materials for our customers.

We are now looking for a Machine Learning Engineer focusing on computational protein design to join our growing team. The Machine Learning Engineer will use develop algorithms and methods for the design of synthetic proteins for novel materials.

Open to all experience levels.

An ideal candidate for this position will perform the following duties:

  • Design synthetic protein sequences for novel materials
  • Develop new machine learning/deep learning algorithms and software tools for protein design
  • Use existing state-of-the-art computational protein design software
  • Work closely with our interdisciplinary team of materials scientists, engineers and synthetic biologists
  • Liaise with our business partners on joint projects


  • Experience of machine learning and deep learning algorithms
  • Experience with cloud computing services such as AWS or Google Colab
  • Experience with object-oriented programming and software development
  • Experience of using UNIX-like operating systems
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Nice to have: an understanding of protein structure
  • Nice to have: an understanding of new protein prediction/design algorithms such AlphaFold and RoseTTAFold.

We offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Full time position
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous pension contribution
  • Regular team events
  • Exciting and dynamic start-up environment in well-connected White City, London
  • A commitment to equality and valuing diversity

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