Lead Computational Chemist.
Lead Computational Chemist - Cambridge
Drug Discovery - Small Molecule - Computational Chemistry - Biotechnology Paramount is supporting a growing biotech startup in Cambridge which was established in 2016. The company was set up based on 15 years of high quality research from the University of Cambridge and they are progressing incredibly well. The team still work close to the University as a separate Drug Discovery arm, and in this role you will join a team with a real mix of academic and industry backgrounds working on small molecule projects.
The position is for an expert Computational Chemist (Lead level) to join as the first of its kind in the Medicinal Chemistry team. We are looking for a senior candidate with a broad set of informatics skills to lead the set up of their computational chemistry infrastructure, begin analysing and exploiting available data, work effectively with medicinal chemists to drive compound design and take on project leadership. They are also looking into applying more AI techniques, so this experience would be a huge bonus for us!
The company is very excited about this role and their portfolio is increasing. The culture there is collaborative, a lot of fun, and this is a chance to work with a lot of freedom by driving your own activity alongside your experienced team. The successful candidate should have a strong desire to play a key role in discovering transformative treatments for debilitating diseases while working in an innovative and fast-paced environment. Key Responsibilities Establish effective computational chemistry infrastructure according to scientific/business needsCollaborate effectively as a key member of Drug Discovery project teamsAnalyse and exploit all available data including kinetic, potency, ADME and physicochemical properties to design novel compounds to achieve multi-parameter optimisationWork effectively with Medicinal Chemists to drive highly effective compound design includi...