Salary: Grade 8 (£42,149 – £50,296)
Closing Date: Friday 2nd September, 2022
The DDU are recruiting for a highly motivated and expert Senior Computational Chemist to join our Computational Chemistry team. At grade 8 of the University pay scale (currently £42,149 – £50,296), this is a high responsibility role that offers you the opportunity to play an influential role in shaping the direction of the Computational Chemistry team and to contribute to the DDU drug discovery effort working collaboratively with medicinal chemists, structural biologists, biologists and biophysicists. It also provides an opportunity to:
The team offers a multicultural environment and comprises a variety of computational chemistry backgrounds (molecular modelling, molecular dynamics, quantum mechanics, machine learning, chemoinformatics, artificial intelligence). The team is fully embedded in the drug discovery process providing industry standard molecular modelling solutions and is developing a platform for compounds optimisation combining quantum mechanics, machine learning and artificial intelligence generative approaches. The Team benefits from HPC capabilities, industry standard molecular modelling software (Schrodinger, Optibrium, Molecular Discovery) and a wide portfolio of additional computational tools.
The successful candidate will report to the Head of Computational Chemistry and will:
Skills and experience required:
The salary is in the range of £42,149 – £50,296 based on experience. The post is available immediately. A relocation package is also available.
The Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery Division and Drug Discovery Unit operate on an external funding basis. The Principal Investigators within these units are highly successful in securing external funding for their multi-disciplinary and highly collaborative research and activities.
The School of Life Sciences has been fully committed to the principals of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) since 2013. In assessing applicants, we consider the scientific quality of their published research papers, but do not take into account where the papers were published and do not consider journal-based metrics, such as Journal Impact Factors.
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