Computational Chemist, Open to flexible working

Stevenage, Hertfordshire
08 Jul 2021
31 Jul 2021
Contract Type

We are seeking a highly motivated scientist to work in the Chemical Sciences department, within the Medicine Design division of R&D, to support research activities across multiple therapeutic areas. The position will involve application of computational chemistry methods which address the needs of R&D research programs or capability gaps. The successful applicant will be expected to exhibit a high degree of technical skill combined with excellent people skills, the ability to prioritise and innovate across multiple scientific domains.

Key Responsibilities

  • Apply cutting edge computational chemistry techniques to drive drug discovery programs
  • Develop new capabilities and infrastructure which assist other scientists in their work
  • Evaluate new technologies and make recommendations on adoption
  • Work closely with colleagues from other disciplines in a matrix environment

Basic Qualifications (minimum requirements, "must have" and required skills):

  • MSc or equivalent in chemistry or pharmacy
  • Demonstrated track record of applying computational techniques to address challenges in medicinal chemistry
  • Evidence of a broad knowledge of computational methods which will include a deep knowledge of one or more areas of molecular simulation, quantum mechanics or free energy methods
  • Evidence of competence in the use of python for scripting
  • Evidence of competence in one or more of the following: molecular property prediction, conformational analysis, protein homology modelling

Preferred Qualifications (desired skills/qualifications but not required):

  • Post graduate qualification in computational chemistry
  • Demonstrated track record of contribution to multiple medicinal chemistry projects
  • Evidence of the ability to develop novel algorithms
  • Evidence of programming competence in a chemical toolkit
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve and troubleshoot

Why GSK?

GSK is a place where outstanding people do amazing things. As a science-led global healthcare company, we exist to help people do more, feel better, live longer. This special purpose - along with our goal of being one of the world's most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies - helps us attract some of the best and brightest minds in the world.

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We want our company to be a place where diversity of people and thought is valued everywhere and where we're all able to be ourselves and feel a sense of belonging. An inclusive organization where we all feel valued, engaged and supported, knowing that our work makes an important contribution to our mission.  Reinforced by our clear values and expectations , it is part of our DNA. Together we achieve extraordinary things for our patients and consumers, who rely on us each and every day.

As a company driven by our values of Patient focus, Transparency, Respect and Integrity, we know inclusion and diversity are essential for us to be able to succeed. We want all our colleagues to thrive at GSK bringing their unique experiences, ensuring they feel good and to keep growing their careers. As a candidate for a role, we want you to feel the same way.

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