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Subject: 22.04.21 Computational Chemist, BioAscent Discovery Limited, Newhouse, United Kingdom
Computational Chemist
Based: BioCity, Glasgow
Competitive + attractive benefits and possible relocation allowance
Permanent, full time

Discover a better future
Are you a computational chemist looking to develop your career within 
a highly respected, people-orientated drug discovery company, whilst 
having a flexible, work-life balance situated in the beautiful and diverse 
culture of Scotland?
Here at BioAscent, were rapidly growing our In Silico Discovery team. 
Were growing because were passionate about science and our customers like 
who we are and what we do.

The role
Working with innovative research companies from pharma and biotech 
to academic organisations from across the globe, youll apply and develop 
your computational chemistry/data analysis skills at the cutting edge 
of scientific research to help our customers discover innovative 
medicines. Youll be part of a multi-disciplinary team of talented 
scientists. All projects are varied, and youll collaborate and help 
solve challenging problems with our customers, from hit identification 
through to preclinical and clinical candidates across all biological 
target classes and major therapeutic indications.
Working within smaller integrated teams youll have a higher level 
of involvement on customer projects and opportunities to meet and 
collaborate with the customer.
Our growth brings with it the opportunity to learn and develop, and we 
foster an environment where you can flourish and further your career. 
Its not just about working at the bench but for those who want to, you 
can also grow to lead projects, and be involved in commercial decisions 
and proposals.

About you
You should have a sound knowledge of general modelling programs (such as 
ICM Pro, MOE, and Schrdinger) and computational techniques, data 
visualisation (e.g., Dotmatics Vortex) and pipelining tools (e.g., Knime) 
used in an industry-standard drug discovery setting.

Skills and Experience:
	Ph.D. in computational chemistry, cheminformatics, or a related 

	Demonstrated skills in the application of computer-assisted drug 
design using modelling and computational software

	Experience in structure-based drug design and molecular dynamics 
is desirable

	Experience of working within a drug discovery environment would 
be an advantage 

	Strong oral and written communication skills required

	Communicate and collaborate effectively with medicinal chemists, 
biologists, and other members of cross-functional project teams 

	Excellent knowledge of at least one programming or scripting 
language (such as Python, Java or C++) 

	Good knowledge of UNIX/Linux, queueing systems and cloud computing 

	Ability to work independently and collaboratively in 
a multidisciplinary, team-oriented environment 

	Maintain and develop a working knowledge of state-of-the-art 
computational chemistry methods and their application to drug design

	Basic knowledge of medicinal chemistry preferred

We welcome applications from recent PhDs to several years drug discovery 
industry experience.

What we offer
Our most valuable asset is our people, and we are committed to providing 
a supportive and collaborative environment within BioAscent. As a key 
member of the In Silico team, youll have the opportunity to shape your 
own career as part of our Career Engagement Review process. This can 
include both on-site initiatives such as continuous learning and bespoke 
training through recognised external experts and programmes.

In addition, we offer a highly competitive salary which is reviewed 
annually, pension, life insurance. flexible working hours and a possible 
relocation allowance.

Who we are
Founded in 2013, BioAscent is a highly respected, successful, and 
award-winning provider of integrated drug discovery CRO services based 
in state-of-the-art laboratories at BioCity Glasgow in Newhouse, Scotland. 
Our integrated drug discovery services include de novo assay development, 
compound screening, medicinal and synthetic chemistry, computational 
chemistry, and compound management.
BioAscent has undergone a period of sustained growth and now employs 
a team of over seventy. To find out why people choose to join and stay 
with BioAscent please visit our Careers Page.

Quality of life
Great science, team and laboratory environment are a given at BioAscent, 
but for work-life balance being based in Scotland is hard to beat. 
Situated a short distance between Glasgow and Edinburgh, and easy access 
to the beauty of Scottish lochs, islands, and mountains, we have the best 
of both worlds.

If youre looking for a new role where youll work with a highly experienced 
Drug Discovery team, a place where youll feel appreciated within 
an all-inclusive environment, offering opportunities to develop your 
career but also maintain a great work-life balance, wed love to hear 
from you. 

How to apply
Please send your CV and covering letter via the Apply link below. 
Informal enquiries are welcome and should be addressed to Dr Angelo 
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Interviews will be carried out on an ongoing basis, so we encourage you 
to apply early.
Please provide confirmation of your eligibility to work in the UK. We can 
consider sponsoring potential employees with relevant experience and 
qualifications under a Skilled Worker visa.
Please send your CV and covering letter via email to
with a subject: Vacancy - Computational Chemuist or use the web page at
Informal enquiries are welcome and should be addressed to Dr Angelo Pugliese 
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