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Computational Chemist

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Preclinical
  • Contact: Brenden Alkire
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: (646) 993-1236
  • Expiry Date: 18 November 2021

​SciPro has been retained by a global pharmaceutical company located in Wilmington, DE that is focused on a range of diseases across various therapeutic areas. They have quite a diverse pipeline, and they have managed to get approval on 5+ different projects to date.

They are looking to bring on a Computational Chemist with relevant experience in protein modeling and drug discovery research, as well as someone who is excited to come in and learn from other members of the drug discovery group to build upon their already strong Computational Chemistry background.

In this role, you will be expected to do some of the following:

  • Apply structure-based / ligand-based drug design, docking, and pharmacophore models to help the medicinal chemistry teams in prioritizing compound design.

  • Put together computational methods / workflows to support drug discovery projects.

  • Work as a part of a close-knit team to analyze scientific data.

  • Use computational methods to search for and evaluate potential new targets.

In order to qualify for this role, you should possess the following:

  • Ph.D. in Computational Chemistry or closely related field. Postdoctoral experience is preferred.

  • Strong publication / presentation record displaying scientific innovation in drug discovery.

  • Expertise in computer programming and scripting languages (Python, C#, Java, etc.).

  • Experience with several modeling methods and familiarity with others (docking, MD simulation, free energy calculations, homology modeling, QSAR, machine learning, cheminformatics, etc.)

  • Familiarity with one or more computational chemistry packages (Schrodinger Maestro, OpenEye, KNIME, etc.)

  • Great communication skills and the ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team.

For more information on this opportunity, please apply to the link or reach out to me directly at