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Principal Scientist – Computational Chemistry
Manchester , North East

Our client is at the forefront of scientific research. A market and award-leading CRO – having been recipients of the prestigious Queens Award for Enterprise for International Trade, the Medilink Outstanding achievement award – among many others. They are committed to solving the challenging problems of their clients.

As part of their continued growth and expansion, they are on the lookout for an experienced computational Chemist, to make their first step in a managerial role – in both their Nottingham and Manchester hubs.


  • To help recruit, mentor and manage four or more computational chemists
  • To work with customers to understand their needs and translate these into credible project proposals
  • To lead the delivery of customer computational work to a routinely high standard
  • To fully exploit access to leading-edge computational chemistry technology
  • Contribute to marketing and scientific communications in computational chemistry
  • Contribute to training within the computational chemistry group
  • Contribute to the computational chemistry leadership team and the future direction of the group


  • You will have a Ph.D. in computational chemistry or a related discipline
  • A minimum of 5 years of industry experience
  • Experience in applying comp chem at multiple points along the drug discovery pipeline
  • Line management experience is preferred, but the potential to lead is more important
  • CRO or Pharma experience
  • Familiar with pitching work to customers, internal or external
  • Substantial AI/ML experience in drug discovery projects
  • Genuinely interested in new technology and confident to apply it to projects

Company Benefits:

For our client it is important its employees share in their success, they are offering an array of company benefits including:

  • An excellent training and benefits package
  • Highly competitive salary, a bonus scheme, a well-regarded pension scheme and private medical insurance
  • Committed to investing in both personal and professional development



Salary: £45,000 - £60,000 pa
Date Posted: 28/10/2022
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