Computational Chemist

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Boston, MA
$1 - $2
Job Type
Direct Hire
Doctor of Philosophy
Feb 13, 2017
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My client seeks a Computational Chemist for an applications role.  The ideal candidate will support small molecule drug discovery efforts from lead identification to candidate selection. The ideal candidate will take on the following tasks: 
  • Liaise with medicinal chemists and project teams to address challenging drug discovery problems with computational chemistry expertise.
  • Leverage proprietary data, design applications, and computional infrastructure in conjunction with commercial tools and data sources to develop solutions.
  • Implement custom workflows to streamline execution of complex compute tasks that empower project teams to take advantage of the state of the art computational techniques in their decision making.
  • Stay current with computational chemistry literature and identify, assess, and internalize promising methods and tools
  • Ph.D. in computational chemistry or similar
  • Experience in either pharma or biotech industries
  • Familiarity with computational chemistry concepts and techniques including SBDD and LBDD (structure-based and ligand-based drug design), docking and scoring, virtual screening, cheminformatics, QSAR and predictive modeling
  • Experience with Unix/Linux and HPC environments and experience with C++ and Python
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
Title and salary will be commensurate with experience.