Cheminformatics Data Scientist – Berkshire
Postdoctoral Scientist, 6 month initial contract, attractive hourly rate
Computer-Aided Drug Design, Chemistry, Small Molecule Data Science
Our client, a global biopharmaceutical leader, is looking to add to their highly skilled computational design team within Global Chemistry in Berkshire. We are looking for a contractor on an initial 6-month contract with the view to extend. This growing company transform the lives of people living with severe diseases, particularly in the areas of the central nervous system and immunology. Currently the business is investing more than 25% of revenue in cutting-edge scientific research to meet unmet patient needs.
This role requires an exception al Computational Chemist to drive the discovery of new therapeutic candidates using targeted protein degradation. You will be a PhD qualified individual ideally with 1-2 experience in cheminformatics specialised in early stage drug discovery projects. This will be an office based position with a potential 1 day home working on offer. You will have interaction with a team of 5 lab chemists, but be part of a global team of 12 with opportunities to travel to Europe every few months.
*Providing scientific leadership within your area of expertise
*Proactively anticipating project needs, contributing strategy and driving early project progression
*Creating effective working relationships within the global chemistry and the company matrix working environment
*Demonstrating high level of entrepreneurship and foster a can-do and can-win attitude
*Taking a lead in maintaining a safe and effective working environment by setting high personal standards and complying with all company codes of practice
*A PhD in cheminformatics or a related field with a good publications track record
*Experienced practitioner of small molecule data science
*Basic understanding of modern medicinal chemistry
*Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing, and skilled in communicating stories through data visualizations
*Experience in programming languages such as C++ and Python
Additional skills in programming scripts and pipelines using Unix, Python, Pipeline Pilot or Knime, and RDKit would be a huge advantage. Also, an understanding/experience of machine learning and deep learning within a pharmaceutical or agrochemical company would be highly regarded!
Please send your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org or apply to this advert. An attractive hourly rate is on offer for this role and we are looking for someone to start ASAP.
Keywords: Computer-aided Drug Design, Drug Discovery, Computational Chemist, Molecular Modelling, Small Molecule, Berkshire, Contract, Biopharmaceutical, UK
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Job Reference: JP1510CDS_1539611690
Broadcast As: 184
Salary Currency: GBP
Salary per: Annum
Job Type: Full Time
Job Term: Permanent
Job Industry: Pharmaceutical
Job Specialism: Genomics
Recruitment Consultant: Jade Page