Scientist I/Ii, Computational Chemistry, Cheminformatics

Biogen Idec Cambridge , MA 02138

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description:

The preferred candidate will be required to have demonstrated expertise in cheminformatics and excellent programming skills:

  • Solid knowledge and demonstrated expertise in building predictive models using statistical and machine learning methods. Working knowledge of molecular descriptors (e.g. 2D/3D fingerprints).

  • Experience with analyzing large internal, public and commercial datasets and with visualization of complex data types.

  • Experience in the creation of data workflows as well as data analysis and interpretation.

  • Excellent knowledge in at least one programming or scripting language (Python, Perl, Java, R and R-Shiny).

  • Experience with workflow applications and data analytics software (Pipeline Pilot, Knime, Spotfire, Vortex).

  • Commitment and ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team is a must.


Preferred Experience and

  • Working knowledge of the following software packages: RDKit, OpenEye, Schrdinger suite or MOE is a plus.

  • Experience in chemical biology (either from a data analysis or experimental perspective) is desirable.

  • Experience with pathway analysis and related bioinformatics methods is a plus.

  • Track record of publications, patents, and/or scientific presentations.

  • 3-5 years of drug discovery experience in industry


Ph.D. in a computational field (e.g., cheminformatics, computational chemistry or biology, computer science) with a background in chemistry or PhD in chemistry/biochemistry with a computational emphasis is required. 2-5 years postdoctoral experience desired.

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Scientist I/Ii, Computational Chemistry, Cheminformatics

Biogen Idec