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  • Location: Glasgow
  • Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum, Benefits: Competitive salary and great benefits
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 2 months ago

  • Sector: Software
  • Contact: Ollie Gearing
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01403 216216
  • Start Date: 2023-07-18
  • Job Ref: V-47931 - OG
Are you passionate about revolutionizing drug discovery and development? Do you have a strong background in computational chemistry and a desire to lead cutting-edge projects? Join a rapidly expanding company, and be part of our interdisciplinary team working at the forefront of chemistry, robotics, and software engineering.
Role Overview:
As a Computational Drug Discovery Scientist, you will play a pivotal role in designing and optimizing novel molecules and drug candidates for our valued partners. Your expertise in drug discovery processes and computational techniques will drive the development of algorithms and tools to exceed partner requirements and deliver groundbreaking solutions in record time.
  • Collaborate closely with partners and business development professionals to understand their unique needs and challenges.
  • Ideate extensively to create innovative solutions that leverage the companies drug discovery and development expertise.
  • Develop cutting-edge tools, algorithms, and capabilities for molecular design and optimization.
  • Lead the chemical intelligence team to define the drug discovery strategy and deliver impactful solutions for library generation, molecular properties predictions, and chemical space exploration.
  • Analyse and process chemical and experimental data.
  • Implement experimental R&D algorithms into fully deployed software products.
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of a transformative deep tech stack for advanced data capture and analysis.
  • D in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Computational Chemistry, Biophysics, or equivalent.
  • At least 1-2 years of industry experience in computational drug discovery within the pharmaceutical or biotechnology sector.
  • Exceptional proficiency in computer-aided drug discovery techniques, including QSAR modeling, docking, quantum mechanics calculations, and DFT.
  • Strong programming skills in Python and experience with scientific computing libraries (rdkit, Scikit-Learn, pandas, numpy) and machine-learning libraries (PyTorch, Tensorflow, Keras).
  • Experience leading interdisciplinary teams to achieve results under tight deadlines is a plus.
Desired Skills & Attributes:
  • Familiarity with Agile/Scrum-based project management.
  • Ability to analyze large structured and unstructured datasets.
  • Familiarity with database tools (RDBMS, NO-SQL) and version control/CI/CD pipelines.
  • Eagerness to learn and adapt to novel techniques as needed.
  • Strong work ethic and excellent communication skills.