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Date: Thu Aug 15 08:53:33 2019
Subject: 19.08.15 Machine Learning/AI Data Scientist
Machine Learning/AI Data Scientis

The Drug Discovery Unit (DDU) (see
is a fully integrated drug discovery operation based within a world class
Life Sciences research environment. The DDU houses about 100 scientists 
structured in discipline focused teams (Medicinal Chemistry, Structural 
Biology, Computational Chemistry, Biophysical Screening, Biology, 
Compound Management, ADME/PK). Its remit is to complement BioPharma 
activities by tackling both neglected diseases (apicomplexan, 
tuberculosis and kinetoplastid disease) and validation of novel targets 
and mechanisms across a range of potential therapeutic areas. The DDU 
works to Biotech style philosophy and standards incorporating, dynamic, 
goal driven project management based on Target Product Profiles and 
Compound Selection Criteria. The project goals are therapeutic area 
dependent but range from quality leads demonstrating disease model proof 
of concept, through to pre-clinical candidates. 

Artificial Inteligence 
(AI) and Machine/Deep Learning (ML) are revolutionising the drug 
discovery process and the way compounds are optimised to achieve the 
desired biological activity and pharmacological profile. The DDU 
Computational Chemistry Team is looking for a highly motivated Data 
Scientist to develop and establish our AI/ML capabilities. The successful
candidate will work as part of our multi-disciplinary drug discovery 
teams and will play a critical role in the development and 
implementation of AI/ML methods to drive compounds biological activity 
and pharmacological profile optimisation. 

The post is open ended and 
available immediately. Starting salary from 32,236 to 39,609 depending
on experience. A relocation allowance is available.

Necessary skills and experience:

- Highly motivated, self-directed individuals professionally qualified 
with EITHER: a PhD in computational chemistry, bio/cheminformatics, or a 
related topic; OR with a BSc degree in computational chemistry, 
bio/cheminformatics, or a related topic and substantial subsequent 
experience in machine learning/ artificial intelligence 

- Experience in the application of AI/ML methods in modelling complex 

- Advance programming in Python 

- Strong scientific background with 
an understanding of the Drug Discovery process 

- Ability to work independently, and in close collaboration with discovery scientists as 
part of a team 

- Good time management, organizational and communication 
- Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills

Desirable Experience:

- Working knowledge of statistics 

- Expertise in Multiparameter optimisation 

- Exposure to drug discovery projects

A few facts about The College of Life Sciences at Dundee:

The School of Life Sciences has over 900 research and support staff 
from 59 countries and external funding in excess of 40 million per year 

Dundee has twice been named the best place to work in Europe in a 
poll of scientists conducted by The Scientist magazine 

The School of Life Sciences has been consistently rated 5-star 
(the highest rating) by the UK national Research Assessment Exercise. 
Dundee, set on the east coast of Scotland, lies in an area of outstanding
natural beauty, including large sandy beaches and challenging hills.

The diversity of our staff and students helps to make the University of 
Dundee a UK university of choice for undergraduate, postgraduate and 
distance learning. Family friendly policies, staff networks for BME, 
Disabled and LGBT staff, membership of Athena SWAN, the ECU Race 
Equality Charter and Stonewall as well a full range of disability 
services, create an enjoyable and inclusive place to work.,0215234821&key=142399549&c=87485965715756&pagestamp=sebiuuhirrhrhjzlhs
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