Molecular Dynamics Research Scientist
Oxford, England
2d ago

Exscientia is seeking a Molecular Dynamics Research Scientist to work closely with our team of Drug Designers and Software Engineers to develop and implement novel molecular dynamics techniques and algorithms.

Exscientia Is a company that is committed to getting medicines to patients in the fastest and most effective manner. We do this by applying the latest research in Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and modern high-performance computational methods to transform drug design.

Exscientia is at the forefront of Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven drug discovery and the only company to have used AI to design drug molecules that are currently in clinical studies.

All of our Innovation is driven by people; highly talented multi-disciplinary teams that work collaboratively to solve real world drug discovery problems.

Following multiple partnerships with many leading Pharmaceutical companies and research institutes, we have a robust and rapidly expanding portfolio of projects and we are looking to substantially expand our technology team and are now adding a key appointment to our group, a Molecular Dynamics Research Scientist.

This position is integral to support the Company’s growing array of projects and appetite for scientific innovation.

As the Molecular Dynamics Research Scientist you will have the opportunity to

  • Implement Molecular Dynamics algorithms and research prototypes to test their impact on our drug discovery programs.
  • Work with Drug Designers to translate feedback back into algorithmic improvements.
  • Work with Software Engineers to implement these algorithms into our technology platform.
  • Stay informed on new technology developments, analyse them for potential benefits to our platform and devise plans for their implementation.
  • What will you bring to the role?

  • PhD in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Computational Sciences or a related subject area
  • Experience using Open Source Molecular Dynamics toolkits (e.g. OpenMM)
  • Experience automating processes using algorithms and heuristics
  • Experience applying molecular dynamics simulations and analysing / interpreting protein dynamics and protein-ligand interactions using computational modelling tools
  • Experience in Unix / Linux operating systemGood programming skills, preferably Python for scripting, data analysis, pipeline and tool development.
  • Problem-solving skills and the ability to rapidly learn new skills
  • Passionate about the idea of discovering novel therapeutics by application of technology.
  • Great to have skills

  • Experience working on active small molecule drug discovery projects
  • Experience with using compute cluster and batch queuing systems
  • Experience in developing and maintaining internal software, including the creation of well documented user-friendly tools
  • Experience in enhanced sampling molecular dynamics simulations, free energy calculation methods, ligand-based drug design, chemoinformatics, quantum mechanics, and / or structural modeling
  • Open source contributions or publications in academic journals demonstrating experience in scientific software developments
  • Reasons for joining us

  • Making a positive contribution to patients by revolutionising the pharmaceutical industry through AI-driven discovery.
  • Kick-start or further grow your career - at Exscientia, you will have the opportunity to acquire valuable skills, work on problems that matter, and learn from world-class technical and scientific leaders.
  • Highly competitive compensation as we continue to grow and thrive.
  • Funding for professional development and conference attendance.
  • Opportunity to join an inclusive, collaborative and intellectually stimulating culture
  • Health and well-being are important to us, we provide private healthcare, life assurance, wellbeing and mindfulness support.
  • Flexible working and remote working to allow you to manage your own time
  • State of the art laboratories and office space
  • A kitchen stocked with endless food for all employees
  • Exscientia embraces equal opportunity and is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive community where everybody feels welcome.

    We welcome applications from all people regardless of background. If you're a Molecular Dynamics Research Scientist looking for a new challenge within an exciting environment at the forefront of AI.

    then please apply today to learn more!

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