Computational Chemistry Specialist


Reference Number: 895891-W
Type of placement: Permanent
Location: Switzerland, North West


Our client is a dynamic biopharmaceutical company currently looking for a Computational Chemistry Specialist.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for drug discovery project support:
    • Molecular modeling, Virtual Screening, Structure- and ligand-based drug design, HTS data and SAR analysis
  • Communicating results to project teams and departments including proposals to solve problems

Qualifications and Experience:

  • At least 3 years of experience in Molecular Modeling in pharmaceutical industry or equivalent
  • Expertise in structure- and ligand-based drug design is essential
  • PhD and Postdoc in Computational Chemistry or a related discipline with a demonstrated track record in Modeling, Computer Aided Drug Design (CADD) is required
  • Knowledge of different drug target families including GPCRs, proteases, kinases etc.
  • Comfortable under Linux command-line environment
  • Experience with a workflow tool (e.g. KNIME, Pipeline Pilot) and a programming or scripting language (e.g. python or similar) is a plus
  • Profound communication skills in English as well as experience in dealing with multidisciplinary and multicultural teams
  • Relevant working/residency permit or Swiss/EU-Citizenship required