Principal Computational Chemist - Pharma CRO - Home-based

Location Warrington
Discipline: Pharmaceutical, Chemicals, Biotechnology
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £Negotiable
Contact name: Paul Mears

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Job ref: PM-COMP00001_1620138316
Published: 11 days ago
Startdate: asap

This is a great job opportunity for a scientist with a track record in computation chemistry to step up into a senior level Principal Computational Chemist position for a UK firm offering this role as home-based with some travel aspects. As Principal Computational Chemist, you will link all of the technical departments pertinent to the firm's drug discovery offering, to unite efforts in chemistry, ADME, DMPK, toxicology, etc. The successful appointment will build upon project management and technical skills in a fast-paced environment which can be very client-led as well as science-led.

Your day to day duties as the Principal Computational Chemist will be:

  • Managing the development of lead molecule candidates as main technical point of contact for computational work
  • Developing the firm's computational chemistry offering as per project and client needs
  • Representing the firm at conferences and on key industry bodies
  • Working on building relationships with colleagues heading up related departments

You will be an ideal candidate with this background:

  • A degree, or equivalent, in a relevant scientific field
  • A track record in computational chemistry service delivery in academia or industry
  • Familiarity with software packages such as Schrödinger DD
  • A good team-working approach and excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • The desire to build and innovate

Interviews for the role are underway so I would like you to apply immediately with a CV (Word document format, 2 pages maximum) so as to not miss out on the opportunity.

Note my client is unable to sponsor visas for those without eligibility to work in the UK.

When choosing your scientific recruitment specialist, why should it be Dr Paul Mears, Head of Chemical recruitment, at Science Solutions?

The team I manage here focus solely on matching scientists to positions in the UK speciality chemical industry, and related areas such as drug discovery and agrochemicals, which is where my own experience and network position me best for clients and job seekers alike. Supplemented by a background working in the speciality chemicals and fragrance and flavours sectors, I completed academic studies with a PhD in organic chemistry at the University of Manchester, which came after graduating with a BSc at the University of Leeds' famous Colour & Polymer Chemistry department. Following a short post-doctoral research post I built up six years' experience in recruiting scientists into new jobs. Full references and testimonials of successful assignments such as Technical Directors, Heads of Operations and quick turnarounds for urgent laboratory needs can be found on my LinkedIn profile - search Paul Mears.