Post Doctoral Research Scientist in Computational Chemistry
Deadline: 22nd June 2020

Cambridge, UK | Full-time | Two-year position

About us

Riverlane is a research-led start-up that builds ground-breaking algorithms and software to unleash the predictive power of quantum computing. Backed by leading venture capital funds and the University of Cambridge, we work together with visionary chemical, pharmaceutical and materials companies to develop billion-dollar applications using quantum advantage.

You will join our cross-disciplinary team of software developers, mathematicians, quantum information theorists, computational chemists and computational physicists – all world experts in their fields. Our collaborative, close-knit team has a track record of delivering high-quality R&D across the full quantum stack. As an early stage start-up, you will have the freedom to think independently and creatively, as well as contribute to Riverlane’s business development.

We offer a competitive salary, equity options, and relocation costs.

About the role

This two-year post-doctoral quantum chemistry position is funded as part of a joint research collaboration between Astex Pharmaceuticals and Riverlane. You will be based in the applied and developmental quantum chemistry group at Riverlane (four days a week) and also spend time with the modelling and theory group at Astex (one day a week).

What you will do

You will be responsible for performing computational chemistry studies to investigate various pharmaceutical targets using a range of new and existing modelling approaches and simulation techniques. You will conduct original and exciting studies to develop the application of new quantum inspired modelling techniques to explore and document the simulation of drug-protein target interactions. The multidisciplinary nature of this research project means that you will maintain and update your knowledge of pharmaceutical chemistry, quantum chemical modelling, pharmaceutical modelling methods, as well as general and new approaches to modelling.

What we need

With at least two years post-doctoral experience, you will be proficient in a range of computational chemistry methods, including but not limited to:

The candidate should also have experience of:

Even better if you have…

How to apply

Please upload a CV and covering letter here: Your covering letter should explain why you are applying for the job and what skills and experience you can bring to the role.

If you have any queries, please contact

Everyone is welcome at Riverlane. We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from eligible and suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity/paternity.

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