Senior Computational Chemist

Saffron Walden
Posted 1 week ago

Location: Site based in Little Chesterford, Saffron Walden

Our client is a leading integrated drug discovery CRO that has been setting the highest standards in drug discovery, with a particular emphasis on small molecule research, since the early 2000’s.

They work in partnership with clients from a variety of sectors including academic, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and patient foundation organisations around the world with a focus on Assay Biology, Bespoke Assay Development, Small Molecules. Working across all disease areas you will have the opportunity to broaden your experience and skillset, by managing a range of bespoke assay development projects.

Right now they are working with many clients across academia, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and patient foundation organisations globally.


The role of Computational Chemist:

  • Their multi-disciplinary team works in a highly collaborative manner with our clients – bringing together talent, creativity, and expertise to convert ideas and discoveries into new healthcare solutions
  • Each client project brings new scientific challenges, and our scientists must be versatile, and responsive to the evolving needs as each project progresses
  • Using their comprehensive suite of software tools our CADD team deliver tailored solutions to the problems posed by their portfolio of client projects
  • As an experienced Computational Chemist, you 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 have an opportunity to contribute to the ongoing development of platform technologies within the company such as our fragment-based screening capability

The requirements of the Computational Chemist:

  • Ideally you will already be an experienced Computational Chemist (3+ year’s experience) with extensive experience of working in early-stage drug discovery environments
  • You will have experience applying a wide range of computational tools and techniques including structure based and ligand-based design and virtual screening
  • Candidates who have recently completed a PhD in Computational Chemistry (or equivalent) with experience of self-coding in Python will also be considered
  • Ideally you will have completed your Computational Chemistry PhD from one of the following Universities: University of Leeds, University of Bath, Cambridge, Oxford, UCL, Imperial College   
  • Familiar with a HY Performance Computer with a GPU
  • Knowledge of drug discovery processes; appreciation of key concepts from collaborating disciplines such as medicinal chemistry and biophysics
  • Problem-solving ability from combining personal knowledge of computational techniques with the desire to seek-out and apply novel and innovative solutions from the wider literature
  • Able to provide leadership for a team of talented scientists and work well within multi-disciplinary projects
  • Good communication skills; able to summarise and present scientific results and ideas to colleagues and external clients/collaborators
  • Excellent inter-personal skills
  • Proven ability to work in a team, be proactive, and strive to deliver high quality
  • Ability to identify new opportunities and contribute to proposal writing

The Benefits:

  • Base Salary Circa £32,000 – £55,000 (DOE)
  • Excellent Pension (10% Employer Contribution)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • 4 x salary life insurance
  • 25 days holiday + 8 Bank Holidays

Apply right now by calling Oliver Gill on +44 (0) 113 243 3499 or email your current CV on olivergill@langtonhowarth.com Langton Howarth is the market leading recruitment agency placing people into dream jobs across the UK and Europe daily.

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