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Subject: 20.01.23 Chemoinformatics/Computational Chemistry Scientist, University of Dundee, UK
Reference Number:	SLSC0696
Job Title:		Chemoinformatics/Computational Chemistry Scientist
School:			Life Sciences
Unit:			BCDD
Grade:			Grade 7 - 8 (32,817 - 49,553)
Closing Date:		23 February 2020
The School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee is a 
world-class academic institution with a reputation for the excellence 
of its research, its high quality teaching and student experience, and 
the strong impact of its activities outside academia. With 900 staff 
from over 60 countries the School provides a dynamic, multi-national, 
collegiate and diverse environment with state-of-the-art laboratory, 
technology and teaching facilities.
The Drug Discovery Unit (DDU) is a fully integrated drug discovery 
operation based within a world class Life Sciences research environment. 
The DDU houses about 100 scientists structured in discipline focused
teams (Medicinal Chemistry, Structural Biology, Computational Chemistry, 
Biophysical Screening, Biology, Compound Management, ADME/PK). 
Its remit is to complement BioPharma activities by tackling both 
neglected diseases (apicomplexan, tuberculosis and kinetoplastid 
disease) and validation of novel targets and mechanisms across a 
range of potential therapeutic areas. The DDU works to Biotech style 
philosophy and standards incorporating, dynamic, goal driven project
management based on Target Product Profiles and Compound Selection 
Criteria. The project goals are therapeutic area dependent but range 
from quality leads demonstrating disease model proof of concept, 
through to pre-clinical candidates.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine/Deep Learning (ML,DL) are 
revolutionising the drug discovery process and the way compounds are 
optimised to achieve the desired biological activity and pharmacological
profile. The DDU Computational Chemistry Team is looking for a highly 
motivated Scientist with experience in Chemoinformatics.
The successful candidate will join a team focused on the development 
of a platform integrating ML/DL/AI and physics based computational 
chemistry methods to drive and accelerate compounds biological activity
 and pharmacological profile optimisation.
The post is available immediately for two years. Starting salary 
from 32,817 to 49,553 depending on experience. A relocation allowance
is available.
Necessary skills and experience:
 Highly motivated, self-directed individuals professionally qualified 
with a PhD in computational chemistry, bio/cheminformatics, or a 
related topic or a BSc and significant experience in working in the 
 Experience in Chemoinformatics, Chemical Space enumeration and 
 Advance programming in Python
 Strong scientific background with an understanding of the Drug 
Discovery process
 Ability to work independently, and in close collaboration with 
discovery scientists as part of a team
 Good time management, organizational and communication skills. 
 Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills

For Grade 8
 The candidate will have had experience running projects and 
line management experience
Desirable Experience:
 Experience in developing processes and tools into a flexible and 
user-friendly platform  web based tools development front/back-end
 Expertise in Multiparameter optimisation
 Exposure to drug discovery projects 
 Experience in hardware setup, networking support, software deployment 
and configuration
 Working knowledge of statistical modelling 
 Experience in the application of AI/ML/DL methods to drug discovery
A few facts about The School of Life Sciences at Dundee:
 The School of Life Sciences has over 900 research and support 
staff from 59 countries and external funding in excess of 40 million
 per year
 Dundee has twice been named the best place to work in Europe in 
a poll of scientists conducted by The Scientist magazine
 The School of Life Sciences has been consistently rated 5-star 
(the highest rating) by the UK national Research Assessment Exercise.
 Dundee, set on the east coast of Scotland, lies in an area of 
outstanding natural beauty, including large sandy beaches and challenging 
We are one of the UKs leading universities  internationally 
recognised for our expertise across a range of disciplines and 
research breakthroughs in multiple areas, including science, medicine
and engineering, amongst many others. Conveniently located on the banks
 of River Tay, our main city-centre campus is at the heart of Dundee - 
an up-and-coming, friendly, compact and affordable city with a rich 
heritage in design and technology. Just a short walk from the V&A 
Museum of Design Dundee, were close to both the train and bus stations.
We also have campuses at Ninewells Hospital and in Kirkcaldy which are 
easily accessible via local transport links.
The diversity of our staff and students helps to make the University of
Dundee a UK university of choice for undergraduate, postgraduate and 
distance learning. Family friendly policies, staff networks for BME, 
Disabled and LGBT staff, membership of Athena SWAN, the ECU Race 
Equality Charter and Stonewall as well a full range of disability 
services, create an enjoyable and inclusive place to work.
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