Applications Scientist

Schrödinger, a technology leader specializing in software solutions for life science research and development, is searching for an Applications Scientist for our European team. Schrödinger's Applications Scientists use our computational chemistry software to address challenging problems in pharmaceutical research and consult our customers about the application of modeling tools. Responsibilities include the following: providing scientific expertise for our software to potential and existing customers, including demonstrating optimal use of Schrodinger’s Life Sciences Suite through demos, training and modeling services, engaging in internal and external research projects for publication and giving presentations at scientific conferences.

Applications Scientists gain familiarity with our entire suite of structure-based and ligand-based software, including packages for docking, molecular simulations, free energy calculations, homology modeling, pharmacophore modeling, cheminformatics, and quantum mechanics. A strong background in molecular modeling and computational chemistry with application to biological problems is highly desired. Exceptional communication skills, an outgoing personality, and a willingness to travel are required. Experience working on drug discovery projects is desirable.

Requirements:
  • Ph.D. in computational chemistry or biophysics plus experience with pharmaceutical applications of molecular modeling software tools
  • A broad knowledge of molecular modeling theory and applications
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
  • Strong problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to conduct independent research
  • Excellent English skills, spoken and written ​

Preferred:
  • Post-doctoral research and/or relevant experience in the commercial sector
  • Python programming experience
  • Knowledge of French or German

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 such identifiers as as race, color, gender, religion or belief, disability, age, or sexual orientation, for example. 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. Greater diversity doesn’t just mean better headlines or public images—it means increased adaptability and profitability.

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