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Subject: 20.01.30 Computational Chemistry/Machine Learning/AI Scientist
Computational Chemistry/Machine Learning/AI Scientist
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 
worldwide 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 Machine/Deep Learning experience. 
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 field.
 Experience in the application of AI/ML/DL methods to drug discovery
 Advance programming in Python
 Strong scientific background with an understanding of the Drug Discovery 

 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 Chemoinformatics, Chemical Space enumeration and expansion 
 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

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 College 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 hills.

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.,6161985876&key=145001319&c=60025456157841&pagestamp=sedruosxhxmeletott
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