Senior Computational Drug Discovery Scientist

Schrödinger’s mission is to revolutionize drug discovery through the use of breakthrough computational methods.  We are currently looking for outstanding individuals to join our drug discovery group and contribute to our rapidly expanding portfolio of drug discovery collaborations.

Our drug discovery group of over 60 scientists includes designers, modelers, computational chemists, medicinal chemists, crystallographers, biochemists, and biologists with experience working on all common target classes and therapeutic areas. The group is supported by more than 100 software developers and engineers as well as a large scale compute infrastructure. Four of the programs we’ve worked on in the past 7 years have progressed into the clinic; two are still progressing through trials and two have been approved by the FDA.  
 
We are looking for a Senior Computational Chemist who will drive drug discovery projects through close collaboration with group members and application of cutting-edge computational approaches .
 
Responsibilities:
  • Actively participate in collaborative drug discovery projects
  • Work in close collaboration with medicinal chemists in the Drug Discovery Group on new idea generation and evaluation using Schrödinger’s technologies
  • Work closely with the internal software development teams to tailor Schrödinger’s drug discovery technologies to better meet project goals
  • Provide modeling expertise to the Drug Discovery Group

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • Ph.D. in computational chemistry, medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry
  • 3+ years structure-based drug design in a pharmaceutical and/or biotechnology setting
  • Demonstrated strong track record in application of computational tools to successful advancement of drug discovery projects
  • Skilled at working in a dynamic multidisciplinary environment
  • Exceptional presentation and communication skills
    
Desired Skills and Experience:
  • Proven track record of contributing to progression of compounds from hit identification to clinical candidates
  • Experience in medicinal chemistry 
  • Experience working in geographically distributed teams
     
We offer highly competitive compensation packages. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, 401(k), flexible spending account, 4+ weeks vacation, tuition reimbursement and a flexible work environment.

As an equal opportunity employer, Schrödinger hires outstanding individuals into every position in the company. People who work with us have a high degree of engagement, a commitment to working effectively in teams, and a passion for the company's mission. We place the highest value on creating a safe environment where our employees can grow and contribute, and refuse to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, union status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. To us, "diversity" isn't just a buzzword, but an important element of our core principles and key business practices. We believe that diverse companies innovate better and think more creatively than homogenous ones because they take into account a wide range of viewpoints. For us, greater diversity doesn't mean better headlines or public images - it means increased adaptability and profitability.

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