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Associate Director, Computational Chemistry

Posted 12 days ago

  • Sector: Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Preclinical
  • Contact: Brenden Alkire
  • Contact Email: b.alkire@sciproglobal.com
  • Contact Phone: 6469931236
  • Expiry Date: 16 December 2022

​SciPro is currently partnered with an industry-leading computational molecular design company to find an AD, Computational Chemistry to come in and lead a small group of more junior Scientists in using various techniques and driving structure-based design projects forward. This will be a hybrid role that requires you to be located in the Boston, MA area.

This company is using computational chemistry techniques such as small molecule docking, free energy calculations, MD simulations, and QSAR approaches in order to develop next-generation software for internal and industry use. They are backed and supported by an industry-leading company within software which puts our client in a unique position of providing the culture and life of a smaller biotech but the financial backing of a larger organization.

You will come in and immediately lead 3-5 more junior team members while also doing your own hands-on research. There is also ample room for career growth opportunity as the team continues to expand moving forward.

In this role, you will:

  • Lead and support external collaborations with biotech and pharmaceutical companies.

  • Help with production and validation of various computational methods.

  • Work with the development team to support products globally.

  • Assist and provide input on sales efforts.

  • Utilize various Computational Chemistry / small-molecule design techniques in order to progress projects forward (as mentioned above).

To succeed in this role, you should possess:

  • Master's or PhD in Computational Chemistry, Cheminformatics, or related field.

  • Ability and ambition to lead and grow a team (but no direct leadership experience required).

  • 3+ years of experience in industry working on computational structure-based drug design projects.

  • Strong communication skills.

  • Familiarity with HPC and cloud-based approaches are a plus.

  • Competency in Python or R. ML experience is a plus.

If you are interested and think you would be a good fit, please apply or reach out to me directly at b.alkire@sciproglobal.com.