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Date: Wed Dec 12 09:37:59 2018
Subject: 18.12.12 Multiple Scientific Software Developer Positions, Astex Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, UK
Job Title: 		2 Scientific Software Developers (Ref SD/1218)

Job Type:		Full Time

Location: 		Cambridge, UK
 Astex Pharmaceuticals is a world leader in innovative drug discovery and development.  The company has successfully applied its proprietary Fragment-Based Drug Discovery platform to generate multiple new drug candidates that are progressing in clinical development.  Astex continues to grow and focuses on Oncology and Neurological Disorders.  

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Astex have a strong culture of developing bespoke software to support our fragment-based drug discovery platform. The role offers a range of opportunities to develop scientific software in the structure-based drug design (SBDD) and cheminformatics areas, using state-of-the art technologies including the application of artificial intelligence. The ideal candidate will be a computational chemist or biologist with an aptitude for software development, or a computer scientist with experience of working in a chemistry and/or structural biology related discipline. The applicant will have a keen interest in developing web applications.

Principal Responsibilities 

	Design and develop bespoke SBDD and cheminformatics web applications
	Keep abreast of the latest technologies to identify new opportunities
	Promote close interactions across multidisciplinary groups
	Collaborate with biologists, structural biologists, chemists and software developers
	Iteratively develop tools and methods on the basis of feedback from in-house users
	Provide informatics support for drug discovery programs

Skills and Experience Required 

	Degree in chemistry, biology, computer science or related field
	Proven software development experience working in industry or an equivalent academic setting
	Expert knowledge in Python and at least one other language: Perl, Java, C++, Javascript
	Experience with relational databases e.g. Oracle, MySQL
	Experience with full stack web development
	Familiarity with common software development tools and practices (version control, testing, etc.)
	Excellent team working, written and verbal communication skills

We offer excellent training and career development opportunities as well as a highly competitive salary and benefits package.

Closing Date: 13th January 2019

We are recruiting for a number of roles some are permanent and some are for 2-3 year fixed term contracts depending on qualifications and experience

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