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Date: Sat Mar 28 01:44:45 2020
Subject: 20.03.28 Executive/Senior Director of Computational Sciences at HitGen Inc; Chengdu, China
We are looking to appoint an outstanding individual as Executive/Senior
Director of Computational Sciences to lead and grow HitGen's computational
sciences capability at this exciting point in the company's journey. 

LOCATION Chengdu, China

1. Lead HitGen's computational sciences capability, consisting of specialist
teams for DNA encoded library (DEL) design, DEL synthesis data mining,
screening data analysis/mining, cheminformatics, bioinformatics,
computer-aided drug design, virtual screening, artificial intelligence
applications in drug discovery projects;

2. Ensure the capability meets the annual business, research and
organisational development objectives set by the company;

3. Develop the capability strategy to ensure scientific excellence, quality
of output, and operational efficiency;

4. Drive continuous improvements to obtain operational efficiency and
reliability in delivering results to projects;

5. Drive innovation in assay and screening to meet the Lead Generation Units
medium and long term development goals;

6. Build the organisation and people for sustainable project delivery and

7. Ensure the capability's operations meet the safety and relevant

8. Provide leadership in interactions with external collaborators;

9. Provide specific scientific and technical input to projects where needed;

10. Contribute to the company's overall strategy and management.

1. PhD in computational chemistry, bioinformatics, computational sciences, or
related fields;

2. 10+ years of experience and track record in the development and/or
applications of computational chemistry, molecular modelling, drug design and
data analysis methods and software for drug discovery in the pharmaceutical
industry or an equivalent setting;

3. Demonstrated experience in leading computational sciences team focused on
structure-based drug design, virtual screening, QSAR, pharmacophore
development, cheminformatics, bioinformatics, and/or machine learning;

4. Proficiency in a programming languages (such as C/C++, Python, Java, etc),
computational software (such as Schrodinger) and a good working knowledge of
common databases, resources and tools;

5. Proficiency in working with commonly used operating systems such as
Unix/Linux, Windows for workstations and computing farms; 

6. Strong ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach
others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful
outcomes and create business impact; and

7. Strong English (Chinese also desirable) verbal and written communication
skills to convey complex concepts and computational analyses to influence
diverse audiences.

HitGen is a rapidly growing biotech company with headquarters based in
Chengdu, China, and a subsidiary in the USA. We have established an
industry-leading platform for early-stage drug discovery research centered on
DNA encoded chemical libraries (DELs), partnering with the most impactful
pharmaceutical and biotech companies, foundations, and research institutes
across the world to discover and develop novel therapeutics of the future.

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