Thursday, 17 January 2013


The Lead Discovery Center (LDC) was established by the technology transfer organization of the Max Planck Society. The approach of the LDC is to capitalize on the potential of excellent basic research for the discovery of new therapies for diseases with high medical need. The LDC seeks to advance promising research projects into the development of novel medicines in a professional manner.

We are looking for a computational chemist to
- support the design of state-of-the-art novel chemical libraries based on chemistry proposals and analysis of screening results according to industrial standards.
- support innovative early drug discovery projects in close collaboration with distinguished academic and industrial partners.
- to actively interact with internal and external collaboration partners, particularly within a big EU-funded project
- experience with industrial projects is highly welcome.

The position is temporary for 5 years.

Desirable qualifications include:
- Academic degree in Chemistry or a related subject
- PhD in Computational Chemistry / Cheminformatics or a related subject
- Experience in Comutational Chemistry in support of drug discovery projects   ideally in an industrial context.
- Experience in the design of combinatorial libraries

Please apply via email, including a cover letter stating your experience and possible starting date and a CV to:

PhD Studentship in Computational Chemistry

A PhD studentship is available for 2013 start in the group of Prof. Martin J. Paterson at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. The position is a James-Watt scholarship and provides fees at the home/EU rate, together with a tax-free stipend of 15k GBP per annum.

The project will involve the development and application of computational chemistry to electronically excited states. Such chemistry is important in light-driven technologies, biochemistry and medicine. See

Particular emphasis on photodynamic therapy, ultrafast photochemistry, and novel correlated methods for open-shell species.

Further details (including the procedure for application) can be found at:

PhD Position in Computer-Aided Protein

The research group for 'Computational Biology' at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, offers a PhD position, starting between 01.02.2013-01.05.2013.

Projects involve the 

- design of proteins with modified pre-defined properties and the
- development of novel methods for the prediction of binding affinities of peptidic ligands and drugs to proteins, including full flexibility for both the ligand and the receptor.

The candidate for this position is expected to have completed a Master in physics, chemistry, or (bio)informatics, with a strong theoretical component, be strongly motivated and team-oriented.
Profound knowledge of a programming knowledge is required.

The position is limited to three years and is funded according to the German E13 scale (50-70%).

Work of the group for Computational Biology is focused on the prediction of structure, function and (nano)dynamics of membranes and proteins. Currently, the group consists of a Postdoc and seven PhD students.

Erlangen is located next to Nuremberg, a lively city of about half a million inhabitants, with a visible history of almost one thousand years (< 2 hours to Munich, < 3 hours to Prague). 

Interested candidates should send their application by e-mail (one pdf document containing letter, cv, certificates, references) to

Prof. Dr. Rainer Bckmann
Computational Biology
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
D-91058 Erlangen, Germany

Accounts Manager - OpenEye

OpenEye has an opening for an Accounts Manager serving the mid-west to western regions of
the USA and Canada. The position will be focused on cultivating new customers as well as growing and maintaining the existing customer base.


* 3+ years experience in account management and/or business development
* Familiarity with the pharmaceutical and biotechnology markets
* Familiarity with software sales
* Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
* Ability to work independently and be self-motivated

The position involves researching and identifying new leads, coordinating and participating in sales visits with members of the Applications Science group to customer sites, and attending relevant conferences. The successful applicant will work as part of a team managing global accounts. Will be responsible for tracking and reporting sales opportunities through online CRM system. Reports to Vice President of Business Development.

Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.

Employment location is at our main office in Santa Fe, NM. This position does require frequent travel (estimated at 25 to 50%) within the region, as well as occasional travel to the OpenEye site in Cambridge, MA to interact with members of the science, development, and business groups.

OpenEye is an equal employment opportunity (EEO) employer. OpenEye provides fair consideration of all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability genetic information,marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Please send resume to

Postdoc in Computational Chemistry

Postdoc grants open for application ( 
Applicants should be younger than 35 years and should have obtained their
PhD in the last 3 years.  

Positions for 2 years and will start on March 2013 (or sooner).  Closing date 25 January 2013.

Applications will depend on a professional proposal that will be reviewed by a panel.

Experience with using AMBER, QM/MM/MD and docking is required. Experience in Linux recommended. 
Will work on a newly discovered completely resistant HIV PR strain. email Gert Kruger at 
with your CV and a short introduction to show your experience as requested.