Senior Research Programmer, Platform

Location: Roivant Discovery 451 D Street, Boston, MA 02210 USA

At Roivant, we are passionate about discovering and developing new drugs to impact patients’ lives. Since its inception in 2014, Roivant has launched over 20 portfolio companies (Vants), overseen 5 successful IPOs, established a $3B partnership with a global pharma, built a pipeline of over 40 assets across various modalities and therapeutic areas, and delivered 8 successful phase 3 readouts. Roivant is currently building new capabilities in drug discovery and expanding its existing development engine to become the world’s leading tech-enabled pharmaceutical company. 

Roivant’s drug discovery capabilities are driven by our computational discovery platform, which combines preeminent physics-based tools with deep expertise in machine learning to generate unprecedented analytical power that can tackle previously intractable discovery challenges. The tight integration of this computational platform with our experimental capabilities enables the rapid design and optimization of new drugs to address a wide range of targets for diseases with high unmet need.

We believe that the future of drug discovery lies in integrating predictive sciences, biology and medicinal chemistry to accelerate the path to new medicines. This role is an opportunity to be an architect of this paradigm shift and generate transformative benefit for patients.

Job Summary 

Roivant Discovery is seeking a highly motivated Senior Research Programmer to work in a multi-disciplinary organization with a focus on overcoming challenging drug discovery bottlenecks using physics-based simulation methods.

Job Responsibilities

  • Write scripts and workflows to streamline drug discovery efforts 
  • Build software infrastructure to support platform development 
  • Implement and maintain software engineering best practices 
  • Ensure scalability, extensibility, and portability of platform code 
  • Implement novel computational methods to address critical drug discovery needs 
  • Work closely with our drug discovery team to understand project needs 
  • Investigate the latest trends in scientific methods and software engineering practices 


  • Experience in molecular modeling techniques 
  • Experience with Molecular Dynamics codes, such as AMBER, NAMD, or OpenMM 
  • Extensive programming experience (Python and C/C++ preferred) 
  • Advanced knowledge of scientific algorithm development 

Additional Qualifications 

  • Highly motivated to develop physics-based methods for discovering better medicines 
  • Ability to manage outsourced software development projects 
  • Experience with parallel programming, especially data-parallel, using MPI, OpenMP, OpenACC or CUDA C/C++/Fortran 
  • Experience working with containers 
  • Ability to manage HPC clusters (CPU and GPU based) 
  • Experience in using/deploying workflow frameworks such as Airflow, CWL, etc.  
  • Experience with scientific computing systems and schedulers 


Roivant Discovery provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.