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  • Location: Hoddesdon
  • Salary: Highly competitive salary and benefits
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 year ago

We are a rapidly growing, highly specialized company offering contract research services to some of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies. We are looking for an experienced Computational Chemist to join our team.


  • Provide computational chemistry expertise across multiple small molecule drug discovery programs for our clients

  • Support and drive small molecule drug discovery projects from hit-finding, through lead generation and lead optimization to candidate selection

  • Utilize in-house resources and collaborate with Pharmaron partner organizations

  • Creatively and proactively apply computational methods, including structure-based drug design, homology modeling, conformational analysis, docking, virtual screening, molecular dynamics, quantum methods, cheminformatics, diversity/similarity analysis, QSAR/machine learning/artificial intelligence

  • Present plans, tactics, and achievements to external partners and internal stakeholders

  • Provide flexible support to the scientific and operational needs of the department

  • Travel to Pharmaron sites in China and partner sites as required


  • PhD in chemistry or closely related discipline

  • Multi-year experience in world-class small molecule drug discovery organizations

  • Strong familiarity with a wide range of current computational chemistry software

  • Expertise in structure- and ligand-based drug discovery, physicochemical properties, and DMPK

  • Experience with scripting and/or pipelining tools

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

We offer a vibrant and dynamic employment environment with opportunities for skill development and growth. Join our team and help us push the boundaries of scientific excellence.