(Senior) Computational Drug Designer

(Senior) Computational Drug Designer

Selvita

Kraków, Poland

Currently, we are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Senior Computational Drug Designer to join our growing CADD team. In this role, you will play a key role in advancing multiple drug discovery projects for our clients by applying your expertise in computational chemistry. You will collaborate closely with scientists across various disciplines to design and optimize novel therapeutic agents.

Key Responsibilities

  • Apply a wide range of computational methods, including structure-based drug design, homology modeling, docking, virtual screening, molecular dynamics, cheminformatics, and AI/ML solutions to analyze project data and design new drug candidates;
  • Effectively manage and switch between multiple projects, prioritizing tasks and meeting deadlines;
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest advancements in computational drug discovery and actively seek opportunities to incorporate new technologies into your workflow;
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of new computational strategies for drug discovery;
  • Work effectively as part of a team, collaborating with medicinal chemists, structural biologists, and other scientists;
  • Communicate scientific findings clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing;
  • Prepare high-quality reports and presentations for internal and external audiences.

Your Background

  • Ph.D. in Computational Chemistry, Chemistry, or a closely related field;
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience applying computational methods to drug discovery in a pharmaceutical or biotechnological setting;
  • In-depth knowledge of structure-based and ligand-based drug design principles;
  • Excellent understanding of non-bonding interactions;
  • Experience with a variety of computational chemistry software packages (e.g., Maestro, MOE, SeeSAR, ChemAxon tools, KNIME);
  • Experience with scripting languages such as Python for automating workflows is a plus;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects effectively;
  • Strong teamwork skills and a collaborative spirit.

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