WuXi AppTec

  • Computational Chemist

    Job Locations US-MA-Cambridge
    Job ID
  • Overview

    WuXi AppTec is a leading global contract research outsourcing provider, serving the worldwide pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industries. We are seeking a Computational Chemist to contributes to the team’s shared responsibility of supporting existing research projects, building new technologies into drug discovery platforms, and developing new algorithms for cheminformatics and deep learning.


    • Provides computational chemistry support to research projects using a broad spectrum of structure-based design and cheminformatics techniques and analyses
    • Capable of applying state-of-the-art computational approaches to solving pharmaceutical research problems
    • Demonstrates expertise in computational methods such as structure and ligand based design, conformational analysis, molecular dynamics, QSAR, binding free energy calculations and data mining. 
    • Leverage the scale of WuXi proprietary data, design applications, and computing infrastructure in conjunction with commercial tools and data sources to develop powerful computational solutions


    Technical Skills / Knowledge:

    5-10 year’s experience in computational chemistry and scientific programming.

    Proficient in computer programming, preferably in Python

    Proficient in modeling packages including Schrodinger Suite

    Skilled in the use of advanced scientific concepts and theories relevant to Computational Chemistry.

    Demonstrates independent thought and scientific creativity

    Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of advanced and novel experimental methods and techniques.


    Independence/ Accountability:

    Goals and Objectives are tied to specific scientific objectives of the department

    Accountable for individual goals and outcomes

    Demonstrates proficiency and broad knowledge in relevant scientific disciplines which allow for a high level of independence.

    Leads internal programs


    Problem Solving:

    Solves problems which fall within the scope of technical and experimental methods and concepts.

    Applies knowledge and expertise to provide insight into and solutions to complex problems

    Works on problems that are not straightforward and often require creativity to solve.

    Leads the development of action plans to approach scientific objectives of the department.


    Leadership Activities:

    Adds to the group’s technical efforts in areas that are advanced and novel.

    Articulates and instructs others regarding advanced knowledge of novel areas to the department

    Presents finding at interdisciplinary meetings and may present at management meetings.


    Communication Skills:

    Must work well with others

    Communicates ideas and information in an effective manner

    Establishes lines of communication

    Ability to speak and write in English and Mandarin Chinese is helpful. 


    Customary Education and Experience:
    PhD. In relevant cheminformatics/computational chemistry, bioinformatics, mathematics, statistics, biostatistics or closely related scientific discipline.
    5 - 10 years of experience. 


    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


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