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Date: Fri Mar 9 08:32:27 2018
Subject: 18.03.09 Postdoctoral Position in Cheminformatics - Syngenta, Berkshire, UK
Postdoctoral Research in Computational Chemistry      [Ref: PDCC2]

Jealotts Hill International Research Centre - competitive salary based
on experience

We have an exciting vacancy for a postdoctoral researcher in
Computational Chemistry. In this role, you will provide cheminformatics
and mathematical modeling support as part of a cross-functional team. 
The primary role of this position is to build and use models to predict
endpoints relevant to agrochemical research based on chemical 
structure, descriptors and/or properties.  You will be working within 
a wider project aiming to use models to identify high quality compounds
in a streamlined and efficient way, influencing chemical synthesis 
priorities in search of novel active ingredients.

The Job entails:

- Building predictive models relating chemical structure and/or 
  properties to endpoints relevant for agrochemical research (such as 
  environmental safety, human safety and biological efficacy)
- Liaison with functional representatives to understand data and 
  modelling requirements
- Interrogation and curation of data for model building
- Developing and deploying predictive models to end users 
- Communicating and documenting model development 

Critical Experience and Skills: 

- A PhD or equivalent in cheminformatics or a related field
- Understanding of chemical structure and properties
- Knowledge of applied statistical methods for data analysis 
  (univariate and multivariate methods)
- Experience in predictive modelling (such as multiple linear 
  regression, machine learning e.g., SVM, random forest) 
- Experience with R and/or python essential (experience with work flow 
  tools such as KNIME, pipeline pilot desirable)
- Knowledge relating to kinetic modelling (in either environmental or 
  mammalian systems) would be advantageous. If not, willingness to 
  learn is a requirement. 
- Ability to communicate across functional boundaries

This position will be for a period of 12 months with the possibility 
to extend.

Syngenta is one of the worlds leading companies with more than 28,000 
employees in over 90 countries dedicated to one purpose: bringing plant
potential to life. We contribute to addressing some of the planets 
most critical issues such as the rising demand for food from a growing
population. Our scientists work in a focused, highly collaborative 
culture and benefit from the training, development and inspirational
colleagues that youd expect to find in a fast growing, international 
company. There has never been a better time to join Syngenta. For more
information on working for Syngenta, please visit 
http://www4.syngenta.com/careers. 

This opportunity is available within Crop Protection Research (CPR) 
at our Jealotts Hill Research Centre. Our Jealotts Hill site is the
focal point for world-class research into new agrochemicals. With
exceptional scientific facilities allied to a strong commitment to
individual training, they offer the ideal environment in which to
progress a chemistry-related career.
How To Apply

Please email a CV, research summary and covering letter to: 
sarah.whalley]~[syngenta.com quoting the job reference [PDCC2] in the 
subject line. 

Deadline for applications: Thursday 29th March 2018.
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