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Senior Computational Chemist

Cambridgeshire   •  Negotiable  •  Permanent, Full time


We are working with a growing business who develop software for leading pharma, drug discovery and biotech organisations. They are looking to appoint a senior computational chemist to their technical R&D team on a permanent basis. My client's goal is to improve human health by delivering innovative solutions to their customers who operate within these sectors both in industry and academia.

As a senior computational chemist, you will play a pivotal role in developing new scientific techniques and applying them to software applications and products. This role offers an exciting opportunity for a computational scientist or chemist to join an innovative business that is at the forefront of providing these specialist services.

To be considered you must hold a PhD in computational chemistry or a closely related discipline and possess adequate experience either within a commercial or academic research setting geared towards the pharma, drug discovery or biotech.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Researching new computational chemistry techniques and validating them.

    • (Current emphases are on ligand-based virtual screening, ligand similarity, free energy methods and accelerated dynamics methods)

  • Working with academic collaborators to validate and benchmark software from academia.
  • Co-supervising PhD students with academic collaborators.
  • Working independently on scientific research projects and producing white papers and scientific publications based on these.

Key Requirements:

  • PhD-level scientist with a background in computational chemistry and/or molecular modelling, ideally in the field of drug discovery or similar industry.
  • Experience in scientific programming with Python, C, or C++.
  • Track record of methods research, including publications in top journals.
  • Strong passion to help develop the tools which will enable the design of drugs of the future by advancing our understanding of molecular interactions.

Salary: £. Competitive
Benefits: Hybrid/remote working - learning and development opportunities - Company bonus - Pension scheme - Private health insurance - Free parking and covered cycle storage - Cycle to work scheme - 25 days holiday plus bank holidays.
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Role: Full-time, permanent


You must have the right to work in the UK. Learn more

  • Agency: Cranleigh Scientific
  • Reference: 7512
  • Posted: 22nd September 2022
  • Expires: 20th October 2022

Cranleigh Scientific

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