|CCL 18.10.15 Computational Chemist, Syngenta Jealott's Hill, UK|
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Date: Mon Oct 15 18:24:42 2018
Subject: 18.10.15 Computational Chemist, Syngenta Jealott's Hill, UK
Computational Chemist, Syngenta Jealott's Hill Research Centre, UK We are looking for a highly motivated computational chemist to join the Structural Biology and Computational Chemistry group at our R&D site in Jealott's Hill, UK. The role offers an exciting opportunity to work on chemistry design problems in a multidisciplinary environment, with applications in a wide range of biological systems spanning plant, mammalian and invertebrate biology. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate flexible teamwork and a tenacious approach to delivering computational chemistry outputs to research projects. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to translate specialist knowledge into a meaningful output for multidisciplinary project teams are highly desirable qualities for this position. Accountabilities: - Support design of new active ingredients by using a broad range of computational techniques, including molecular modeling, structure- and ligand-based design - Work with chemists, computational chemists, biologists and other experts to devise strategies on how best to leverage data and provide design inputs to support chemical invention - Build project structure-property relationships, analyse biological data and help project teams to make decisions and drive hypothesis-based molecular design - Understand business context and monitor new developments in the field of computational chemistry - Work effectively with computational chemistry colleagues across R&D to drive technology development and promote the use of state-of-the-art methods Required knowledge and experience: - PhD or equivalent in computational chemistry or a related field, e.g. cheminformatics or chemistry, with experience in project-based work in multidisciplinary project teams - Experience in an industrial drug discovery environment is a plus - Knowledge of ligand-based rational design, e.g. field- and shape-based methods and conformational exploration, standard QM methods - Knowledge of structure-based design, including homology modeling, docking and virtual screening - Working knowledge of organic chemistry and chemical structure - Basic knowledge of cheminformatics, QSPR, model validation and assessing model robustness; familiarity with machine learning frameworks - Familiarity with standard molecular modeling software packages - Practical programming and data science skills to support computational chemistry tasks, e.g. Python, shell scripting, high-performance computing, pipelining tools, databases Syngenta will offer: - Competitive benefits package - Up to 31.5 days holiday - An opportunity to work in a talented, high performing team About Syngenta: Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources more sustainably. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.
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