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Subject: 23.03.30 Senior Computational Chemistry Developer, Cresset, UK

Senior Computational Chemistry Developer, Cresset, UK

Summary of position
We are seeking a senior computational chemistry researcher to assist in developing new scientific techniques and turning these into industry-leading easy-to-use software products. The role will range from basic research at the cutting edge of computational chemistry to assisting our customers with tricky problems in ongoing molecule discovery programs.

Our companies
Cresset is a software development and contract research organization that delivers solutions enabling companies to discover, design and optimize molecules. Cresset is also a development partner for Torx Software, a platform that enables better design decisions and tracking compound synthesis. For over 20 years we have helped organizations improve human health by providing solutions that enable them to develop better treatments for critical diseases. Our global customer-base includes pharmaceutical, biotechnology, agrochemical, flavor and fragrance companies, and academics.

Exceptional talent
Cresset has seen significant organic growth and, with investment backing, we are on a rapid growth trajectory across all areas of the business to deliver not only outstanding solutions for our customers, but to recognize the outstanding talent who choose to advance their career with Cresset. Personal professional development is at the heart of our commitment to all employees we take great pride in seeing colleagues progress their career within the company.

New product development driven by best-in-class infrastructure
New product development is crucial so that we deliver the drug discovery tools of the future. Alongside enhancing existing science and technology we have a strong greenfield project pipeline and encourage our highly experienced software developers, computational chemistry developers and talented colleagues to take ownership of these projects and drive them through the development process.
We commit to providing you with the tools to do your job to its fullest potential. We invest significantly in cutting-edge server and network infrastructure to ensure our colleagues have access to best-in-class technology to deliver the reliable solutions our customers depend on us for.


  • Researching new computational chemistry techniques and validating them (current emphases are on ligand-based virtual screening, ligand similarity, free energy methods and accelerated dynamics methods)
  • Working with academic collaborators to validate and benchmark software from academia
  • Co-supervising PhD students with academic collaborators
  • Working independently on scientific research projects and producing white papers and scientific publications based on these
  • Presenting your research worldwide to Cresset customers and at scientific conferences.
  • Providing second-tier support for the Discovery Services group within Cresset and for Cresset customers in solving difficult modelling problems


  • PhD-level scientist with a background in computational chemistry and/or molecular modelling, ideally in the field of drug discovery or similar industry.
  • Experience in scientific programming with Python, C, or C++.
  • Track record of methods research, including publications in top journals
  • Strong passion to help develop the tools which will enable the design of drugs of the future by advancing our understanding of molecular interactions


  • Experience in a pharma or biotech drug discovery environment would be strongly advantageous
  • Experience with free energy methods would be an advantage

Location and Hours

  • 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday
  • Our office is based in Litlington, Cambridgeshire, UK
  • We offer hybrid working
  • Ideally we would like someone to work from the office at least one day a week, with the opportunity to work from the office or from home for the remaining days
  • We will also consider fully remote working for candidates who are not based within commutable distance to the office

Salary Range
Dependent on the suitability of the candidate


  • Hybrid working opportunities
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities
  • Free car parking and covered cycle storage
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (full time employee)
  • Lifestyle rewards
  • Social activities
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Pension scheme
  • Private health insurance
  • Life insurance

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