Computational Chemist

We are looking for an experienced Computational Chemist to join the Computer-Aided Drug Design (CADD) team at our Cambridge UK research site (hybrid working is also an option).

As part of the team, you will be actively involved in internal, and partnered drug discovery projects; applying state-of-the-art molecular modelling techniques to support multidisciplinary research activities.

About the candidate:
Applicants should hold a PhD in computational chemistry or related discipline, and ideally have at least two years’ experience working in a professional drug discovery setting. Specifically, applicants should have:
• A solid understanding of the structural and physicochemical determinants of molecular recognition
• Experience working with experimental biomolecular structures
• Experience in techniques such as molecular docking, pharmacophore modelling, conformational analysis, quantum chemistry, homology modelling, molecular dynamics
• Good interpersonal and communication skills, to communicate effectively with team members having diverse professional backgrounds

We offer talented and motivated individuals excellent opportunities to develop their career within a creative, supportive, and multidisciplinary team environment. Plus, a benefits package that includes a competitive salary (in line with qualifications and experience), bonus, pension, private medical cover, and life assurance.

So, if you feel passionate about joining our team where scientific excellence and enthusiasm combine in a friendly and flexible environment to impact drug discovery projects, then please get in touch!

The company
Vernalis is an established drug discovery company with a fully equipped research site just south of Cambridge, UK. We integrate computational chemistry with medicinal/synthetic chemistry, fragment-based approaches, DEL screening, structural biology, biophysics, and assay technology to enable drug discovery on both established, and novel targets.

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Application Instructions: 

To apply, send your CV together with covering letter highlighting your current salary and expectations to

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Application Closing Date: 
30 April 2023