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Senior Scientist, Computational Chemistry

Kelly Services
San Diego, CA 92108
**Title: Senior Scientist, Computational Chemistry**


**Work Type: Full-time, Direct-hire, On-site**


**Location: San Diego, CA**


**Summary** :


The Computational Chemistry Senior Scientist will be a member of the Lead Generation & Pharmacology team and will be responsible for computational chemistry support of Ferrings internal portfolio, in Reproductive Medicine & Maternal Health, Gastroenterology, Immunology, and Uro-oncology therapeutic areas. The computational chemistry group supports small molecule and biotherapeutic project teams all the way from target identification, hit discovery, lead optimization, and ultimately through drug candidate selection by applying state-of-the-art computational software, computer aided drug design, cheminformatics, and simulation techniques to help drive drug-discovery. The successful candidate will be accountable for devising and championing the development/application of computational chemistry and molecular modeling techniques that solve key problems for project, chemistry, and biologics teams. He/she will collaborate in a cross-functional team, across several groups within the organization fostering a culture of engagement and scientific rigor.


**Responsibilities:**


+ Apply state-of-the-art computational chemistry and molecular modeling methods in support of small molecule and/or biotherapeutic drug discovery efforts.

+ Contribute to project teams across all stages of a program, including: target selection, target validation, lead generation and lead optimization and ultimately drug candidate selection.

+ Guide project teams in the design of drugs with improved potency, selectivity, functional activity and/or ADME properties.

+ Work closely with the screening and medicinal chemistry groups to identify novel chemical starting points for new small molecule projects.

+ Identify, evaluate, and implement novel computational chemistry and molecular modeling methods in support of drug discovery projects.

+ Represent the computational chemistry group as a subject matter expert within Ferring and through external collaborations.


**Qualifications:**


+ A Ph.D. in computational chemistry or related field is required.

+ 3-5+ years of relevant drug discovery experience including demonstrated impact and key contributions on progressing projects **within an industry setting is required.**

+ Expert knowledge of a diverse set of computational methodologies and the ability to apply those methodologies to impact overall drug discovery effort is required.

+ Familiarity with standard computational chemistry modeling software (e.g., Schrodinger, OpenEye, etc.) is required.

+ Expertise in scientific programming/scripting and data analytics (e.g. Pipeline Pilot, Python, etc.) is preferred.

+ Experience with machine learning, QSAR modeling, and cheminformatics is preferred.

+ Ability to multi-task and set priorities on multiple projects is required.

+ Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within multi-disciplinary/cross-functional project teams within a matrixed environment is required.

+ Excellent oral and written communication skills is required.

+ Strong scientific track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals and/or patents is required.


We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled


We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


**_For immediate consideration apply today!_**


**_Questions? Please reach out to Jessica Rubano at jessica.rubano@kellyscientific.com_**


**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.


**Why Kelly** **** **?**


Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.


**About Kelly** ****


At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.


Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm)
Posted: 2022-04-15 Expires: 2022-06-02

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