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Computational Chemist Drug Design (m/f)


Job Field: Research & Development
Location: Ludwigshafen, DE
Company: BASF SE
Job Type: Permanent
Job ID: EN56665302_ONLE_1

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What you can expect

As part of an enthusiastic global team of experts in our department Digitalization in Research & Development, you will provide decision support to our crop protection and other bioscience research and development activities.

  • In the research group Computational Chemistry & Bioinformatics you will work on computer-aided drug design in a team of medicinal chemists, biochemists and biologists.
  • In order to optimise active ingredients for life sciences applications you will use ligand-based and structure-based computational approaches.
  • You will also be working with pharmacophore modeling, 2/3D-QSAR, data analysis and machine learning technologies.
  • You will also be responsible for the structural modeling (homology modeling, docking) of relevant proteins.

What we expect

  • You have successfully finished your PhD in computational chemistry, biology, pharmacy or in a related field with a good knowledge in organic chemistry and biochemistry.
  • You possess a profound knowledge and experience in molecular modeling techniques relevant to life sciences application.
  • You are an expert in using commercial modeling software (e.g. MOE, Schrödinger) and you have experience in scripting or programming using Linux/UNIX and KNIME.
  • Your excellent interpersonal and communication skills in English will pave the way to an effective work in an interdisciplinary environment. German language skills will be considered as a plus.

We offer

  • Responsibility from day one in a challenging work environment and "on-the-job" training as part of a committed team.
  • Support of all employees by using different measures to ensure the balance of professional and private life.
  • Competitive compensation including attractive benefits as well as excellent career opportunities in an international Company.

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