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Computational Chemistry Team Leader - UOD1346

Dundee City (GB)
£45,585 - £54,395 per annum
Closing date
6 Jul 2024

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The DDU is a fully integrated "Biotech style" drug discovery organisation with cutting edge facilities ( 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 highly motivated and expert Computational Chemistry Team Leader to join our Computational Drug Discovery department. The salary will be commensurate with experience. This is a high responsibility role that offers you the opportunity to lead the computational chemistry applications team and to contribute to the DDU drug discovery effort by working collaboratively with medicinal chemists, DMPK scientists, structural biologists, biologists and biophysicists. It provides an opportunity to:

  • be a part of a world-leading university-based drug discovery group
  • develop cutting edge computational approaches and directly apply them to drug discovery
  • contribute to delivering drug candidates that address major global diseases

Your priorities will include:

  • Leading the Computational Chemistry Applications Team with responsibility to create impact in the DDU portfolio using computational chemistry and data science approaches.
  • Collaborate within interdisciplinary Discovery teams (internally and with external collaborators) to define project strategy, and drive execution and impact.
  • Use timely decision making to ensure focus and delivery of key project objectives. Promote high levels of productivity and urgency.
  • Build a world class team of computational chemists with a reputation for innovation and excellence in computational drug discovery.

Who we're looking for:

  • Highly motivated, self-directed individuals qualified with a PhD in Computational Chemistry, Cheminformatics, Computational Medicinal Chemistry or related subjects
  • Experienced in the application of Computational Chemistry for Drug Discovery project support
  • Excellent knowledge of commercial and OS modelling software. Good python programming language, Linux OS experience
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and coordination skills suitable for a Team Leader role
  • The ability to report, organize and publish research data suitable for external publication
  • Strong solution-oriented attitude, a spirit of innovation and a high motivation to learn

For further information on this position please contact Professor Mike Bodkin (

Commitment to DORA

The School of Life Sciences has been fully committed to the principals of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) since 2013. In assessing applicants, we consider the scientific quality of their published research papers, but do not take into account where the papers were published and do not consider journal-based metrics, such as Journal Impact Factors.


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