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Date: Fri Dec 20 06:27:27 2019
Subject: 19.12.20 Scientific Software Developers (Ref: SD/1219)
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.  
Successful collaborations have led to two launched oncology drugs (Kisqali partnered with
Novartis and BalversaTM partnered with Janssen). Astex continues to grow and focuses on 
Oncology and Neurological Disorders.      
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 cheminformatics areas, using 
state-of-the art technologies including the application of modern machine learning methods. 
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. The applicant will have a keen interest in developing web applications.

Principal Responsibilities 

	Design and develop bespoke SBDD and cheminformatics web applications
	Keep abreast of the latest technologies to identify new opportunities
	Promote close interactions across multidisciplinary groups
	Collaborate with scientists throughout the company to develop cutting edge software tools
	Provide informatics support for drug discovery programs

Preferred Skills and Experience Profile 

	Degree in chemistry, biology, computer science or related field
	Proven software development experience working in industry or an equivalent academic setting
	Excellent team working, written and verbal communication skills
	Expert knowledge in Python
	The following additional expertise/skills would be beneficial
	Experience in Perl, Java, C/C++, Javascript
	Experience with relational databases e.g. Oracle, MySQL
	Experience with full stack web development

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/1119 to HR.UK/a\

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