The University of Edinburgh (UoE) and Cresset (https://www.cresset-group.com/) are recruiting a postdoctoral level scientist to lead on a collaborative project to develop a user-friendly software for molecular simulations-driven computer-aided drug design. The position is based at Cresset’s offices in Cambridgeshire. Cresset provides computational drug design software and services to the life sciences market. This is an exciting opportunity for a computational scientist wishing to pursue a career in the life-sciences software industry.
The post will involve a review of the current use of free energy perturbation methods (FEP) at UoE, deployment of academic software on Cresset infrastructure and benchmarking for software validation, integration of academic FEP software into Cresset’s commercial offerings, automation of individual steps of the workflow, beta release of software, large scale validation and commercialisation activities. The post also offers an enhanced personal development training package provided by InnovateUK.
Appointments will normally be made at Ue07 grade depending on the experience of the successful candidate (£32,548 - £38,833) but senior appointments may also be considered. The position is for 15 months initially and, subject to satisfactory progress, may transition to a permanent position at Cresset.
Informal enquiries are encouraged and may be directed to Mark Mackey ([log in to unmask]).
Formal applications (vacancy number 043722) may be submitted via the University of Edinburgh at:
The deadline for applications is the 7th of June. Interviews of short-listed applicants are expected to be held in late June/early July at Cresset’s offices.
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