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Date: Mon Feb 20 11:32:30 2017
Subject: 17.02.20 Scientific Software Developer
Astex Pharmaceuticals is a world leader in innovative drug discovery and 
development.  The company has successfully applied its proprietary 
Fragment-Based Drug Discovery platform to generate multiple new drug 
candidates that are progressing in clinical development.  
Astex continues to grow and focuses on Oncology and Neurological Disorders.
We have opportunities at our Cambridge, UK, Research Centre for experienced
and innovative scientists, wishing to develop their career in a thriving 
multidisciplinary, industrial environment.

					        ...UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL  
Astex have a strong culture of developing bespoke software to support our
fragment-based drug discovery platform. The role offers a range of 
opportunities to develop scientific software in the structure-based drug 
design (SBDD) and chemoinformatics areas. The ideal candidate will be a 
computational chemist or biologist with an aptitude for software 
development, or a computer scientist with experience of working in a 
chemistry and/or structural biology related discipline. 

Principal Responsibilities 

- Design and develop bespoke chemoinformatics and SBDD web

- Keep abreast of the latest technologies to identify new 

- Promote close interactions across multidisciplinary groups

- Collaborate with biologists, structural biologists, chemists 
  and software developers

- Iteratively develop tools and methods on the basis of feedback 
  from in-house users

- Provide informatics support for Astexs drug discovery programs

Skills and Experience Required 

- Degree in chemistry, biology, computer science or related field

- Proven software development experience working in industry or an 
  equivalent academic setting

- Expert knowledge in Python and at least one other language: Perl, 
  Java, C++, JavaScript

- Experience with relational databases e.g. Oracle, MySQL

- Experience developing web applications

- Familiarity with common software development tools and practices
  (version control, testing, etc)

- Excellent team working, written and verbal communication skills

We offer excellent training and career development opportunities 
as well as a highly competitive salary and benefits package.
To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter 
quoting the job reference: SD/0217 to HR.UK ~~
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