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Computational Chemist

Cambridgeshire CB10 1XL   •  £40000 - £55000 per annum  •  Permanent, Full time

CK Group currently have an opportunity for a talented Computational Chemist with a drug discovery background, to join a well-established contract research organisation (CRO) at their R&D facilities located in Cambridge on a permanent basis.

The Company:

Our client is a contract research organisation that provides drug discovery services to the pharmaceutical sector.


£40,000 - £55,000 per annum.

Job Summary:

My client is looking for an experienced Computational Chemist with in-depth experience of small-molecule/protein modelling and structure-based and ligand-based drug design experience, with a proven track record in project delivery. Salary is therefore competitive and dependant on experience.

The Computational Chemist will be involved in multiple projects drawn from a range of therapeutic areas and at different stages from initial hit identification to lead optimisation. You will also play a leading role in the ongoing development of platform technologies such as their fragment-based screening capability.

The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to take part in business development activities, and will have the opportunity to line-manage a further computational chemist.

You will join a fast-growing technology company, where staff are encouraged to be innovators, work collaboratively and above all to serve the needs of the customers. A fantastic opportunity where you can use your scientific knowledge and work alongside experienced researchers, and contribute to the discovery of new treatments for patients.

Your Background:

  • A Ph.D. in Computational Chemistry, or a B.Sc/M.Sc. degree in a Life Science; and in-depth experience of small-molecule and protein modelling.
  • Structure-based and ligand-based drug design experience of greater than 5 years, with a proven track record in project delivery
  • Experience applying a wide range of computational tools and techniques including virtual screening, structure-activity relationships, and chemoinformatics.
  • Knowledge of drug discovery processes; appreciation of key concepts from collaborating disciplines such as medicinal chemistry and biophysics.
  • Able to provide leadership to a team of talented scientists and work well within multi-disciplinary projects.


For more information or to apply for this Computational Chemist position, please contact Naynesh Mistry at CK Group on 01246 457703 or email nmistry@ckscience.co.uk, quoting job ref 48409.

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  • Agency: CK Group
  • Contact: Naynesh Mistry
  • Phone: 01246 457700
  • Reference: 48409
  • Updated: 19th June 2020
  • Expires: 17th July 2020

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