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Computational Protein Design Scientist

St. Louis , Missouri

Req ID 01H1I

At Monsanto you will enjoy a team-focused environment that thrives on innovation and encourages you to do extraordinary things. By incorporating cutting-edge technology and your experience, you will push the limits of agricultural technology and help change the world. Are you ready to begin?

  • Full-Time
  • Level: All

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We at Monsanto are more than 20,000 employees dedicated to contributing to a smarter way to feed the world. You can find us at 404 facilities across 67 countries. We’re a diverse group of thinkers with one common goal: helping to make a balanced meal accessible. Together, we foster a culture of inclusion and innovation and we are working for sustainable agriculture.

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  • Compensation:

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  • Insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision):

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    We believe we can all be more effective individuals if there's a proper balance among the various demands of work, family and life.

  • Paid training:

    Internal and external seminars and conferences are available to increase your technical, professional and managerial skills.

  • Savings Plan:

    We provide you an opportunity to save up to 25% of your eligible pay in a personal savings program to which Monsanto also contributes.

  • Variety and Collaboration:

    Opportunities to participate in varied types of projects and get new experiences from partnerships with many organizations within Monsanto.


We are seeking a highly talented and motivated Research Scientist to join our Protein Structure & Design team in the area of computational protein design. The successful candidate will use both rational and combinatorial design approaches as well as software-aided analysis of protein properties to design protein variants.  It is expected that the candidate will drive projects through data driven design cycles.  These efforts will provide protein variants with improved target properties relevant to the project team(s) and increase our understanding of protein design/structure/function relationships – ultimately leading to the increased efficiency of our protein design program. The successful candidate is expected to collaborate extensively across projects and geographic locations, often in the form of providing expert opinions on any protein structure/function considerations.
Required Skills/Experience:
  • Minimum of a Ph.D. or equivalent in biochemistry, computational biology, molecular biology, structural biology or a related discipline with significant experience in protein design
  • Working expertise of the experimental and computational aspects of protein structure/function and design
  • Fluent in Linux and computer programming/scripting
  • Proficient in tools/algorithms used for computational design/analysis of novel proteins
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work on multiple project teams
Desired Skills/Experience:
  • 1 or more years of Postdoctoral experience or equivalent industry experience
  • Experience interfacing with computer clusters, preferably cloud based
  • Comfortable with large, complex datasets and machine learning algorithms
  • Familiar with wet lab techniques in protein biochemistry
  • Experience in project collaboration
  • Relevant scientific publications in peer reviewed journals

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