|The DDU is a fully integrated “Biotech style” drug discovery organisation with cutting edge facilities (http://www.drugdiscovery.dundee.ac.uk). We are passionate about tackling unmet medical need. We have two areas of activity: drug discovery for globally important neglected and emerging infectious diseases (including TB, malaria, coronaviruses), that affect millions of people across the world every year and Innovative Targets across a variety of different diseases.
We work to BioPharma philosophy and standards, incorporating a dynamic, goal driven project management strategy based on Target Product Profiles and Compound Selection Criteria. Our team of 130 scientists, has extensive experience of all aspects of drug discovery gained within the BioPharma industry. Our exceptional skill set within a university enables us to work with major BioPharma and technology companies and world-class Life Sciences research partners, to improve how high quality drug discovery is carried out for these diseases.
We are recruiting for a Molecular Modeller Specialist within our Computational Chemistry Team, led by Dr Fabio Zuccotto.
The salary is in the range of £33,309 - £40,927 based on experience. The post is available immediately. A relocation package is also available.
The position offers you the opportunity play an influential role in the DDU drug discovery projects working collaboratively with medicinal chemists, structural biologists, biologists and biophysicists. It also provides an opportunity to be a part of a world-leading university-based drug discovery group, gain an in-depth knowledge of the drug discovery process and contribute to delivering drug candidates that address major global diseases.
The DDU Computational Chemistry Team
The team (currently 10 people) offers a multicultural environment and comprises a variety of computational chemistry backgrounds (molecular modelling, molecular dynamics, quantum mechanics, machine learning, chemoinformatics, artificial intelligence). The team is fully embedded in the drug discovery process providing industry standard molecular modelling solutions and is developing a platform for compounds optimisation combining quantum mechanics, machine learning and artificial intelligence generative approaches. The Team benefits from HPC capabilities, industry standard molecular modelling software (Schrodinger, Optibrium, Molecular Discovery) and a wide portfolio of additional computational tools.
The post will allow the scientist to be part of a large drug discovery team, giving you the opportunity to learn about drug discovery and exposure to the latest developments in drug discovery. It will also provide a format to enable the computational chemistry that you develop to be implemented in drug discovery programmes.
Additional skills that might be advantageous:
WCAIR and the DDU are embedded in the School of Life Sciences which has been consistently rated ‘5-star’ by the UK national Research Assessment Exercise. Dundee has twice been named ‘the best place to work in Europe’ in a poll of scientists conducted by The Scientist magazine.
Molecular Modeller Specialist
Drug Discovery Unit
Monday, March 14, 2022
£33,309 - £40,927