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Position: Structural Bioinformatics Research Scientist
Institution: Exscientia plc
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Duties: Develop structural bioinformatics algorithms and implement 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
Requirements: Degree in chemistry, bioinformatics or a related field or a degree in computer science with the structural bioinformatics knowledge stemming from extensive professional experience; Proven track record of developing and implementing novel structural bioinformatics algorithms; Software development experience to efficiently design and implement modules, packages, applications and APIs; Proficiency in Python; Writing and maintaining unit tests, creating high-quality documentation
   
Text: Exscientia Structural Bioinformatics Research Scientist Oxford, England, United KingdomTechnologyFull time Overview Application Description 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. We are looking for an excellent Structural Bioinformatics Research Scientist to work closely with our team of drug designers and software engineers to develop and implement novel structural informatics techniques and algorithms. You Will Have The Opportunity To: Develop structural bioinformatics algorithms and implement 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. Requirements Degree in chemistry, bioinformatics or a related field or a degree in computer science with the structural bioinformatics knowledge stemming from extensive professional experience. Proven track record of developing and implementing novel structural bioinformatics algorithms. Software development experience to efficiently design and implement modules, packages, applications and APIs. Proficiency in Python Writing and maintaining unit tests, creating high-quality documentation. Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills Strong team player with an inclusive mindset that is willing to listen and learn from others. Passionate about the idea of discovering novel therapeutics by application of technology. Desirable Skills: Experience working with relational databases. Knowledge in homology modelling across different protein classes Experience working on druggability and target tractability assessments Experience working directly with crystallographic data Open source contributions or publications in academic journals demonstrating experience in scientific software development. Experience working on active small molecule drug discovery projects Experience in one of the major cheminformatics toolkits (RDKit, OpenEye etc.) Benefits Work together to make a positive contribution to patients by revolutionising the pharmaceutical industry through AI-driven discovery. We will work with you to kick-start or further grow your career - from funding for professional development and conference attendance. To also ensuring you will have the opportunity to acquire valuable skills, work on problems that matter, and learn from world-class technical and scientific leaders. Opportunity to join an inclusive, collaborative and intellectually stimulating culture We will work with you to provide a highly competitive compensation as we continue to grow and thrive. Our teams health and well-being is important to us which is why we provide private healthcare, life assurance, wellbeing and mindfulness support. We offer a generous holiday allowance, provide flexible working and remote working to encourage all of our team to manage their own work, time and life. When you are in the office, you will have access to a kitchen stocked with an endless supply of food for all employees along with plenty of break out areas so you can get to know the people you are working with. Some of the best ideas start with a coffee break! Hear from our team why they enjoy working here Click here Exscientia does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits. View website View all jobs Help AccessibilityPowered byWorkable
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