Cheminformatics Research Engineer – Salary Excellent – Oxford


Cheminformatics Research Engineer – Salary Excellent – Oxford


A Research Engineer (Cheminformatics) is required by an innovative, intellectually stimulating and fast-paced Biotechnology company in Oxford.


  • Develop cheminformatics algorithms and implement research prototypes to test their impact on drug discovery programs.
  • Work with drug designers to translate feedback back into algorithmic improvements.
  • Work with software engineers to implement these algorithms into our technology platform.


  • Knowledge in medicinal chemistry to understand drug design and develop cheminformatics algorithms. Degree in chemistry, cheminformatics, a related field or a degree in computer science with the chemistry knowledge stemming from extensive professional experience.
  • Proven track record of developing and implementing cheminformatics algorithms.
  • Advanced programming skills to implement data structures and complex algorithms using cheminformatics toolkits.
  • Software development experience to efficiently design and implement modules, packages, applications and APIs.
  • Most of the software is written in Python, proficiency is therefore essential.
  • Algorithms are part of technology platform: eagerness to write high-quality software according to good software development practices is therefore a must. This includes writing and maintaining unit tests, creating high-quality documentation.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills: you will need to be able to communicate effectively with team members as well as external audiences having diverse professional backgrounds.
  • Strong team player with an inclusive mindset that is willing to listen and learn from others.
  • Passionate about the idea of discovering novel therapeutics by application of technology.
  • Experience working with relational databases.
  • Experience with cloud infrastructure platforms such as Amazon Web Services.
  • Experience with containerization and container orchestration.
  • Experience with machine learning and major machine learning frameworks such as scikit-learn, especially in the context of cheminformatics.
  • Experience with advanced data analysis techniques such as active learning and multi-parameter optimisation.
  • Open source contributions or publications in academic journals demonstrating experience in scientific software development.


  • Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience
  • Relocation assistance
  • Pension
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Latest MacBook Pro and iPhone equipment
  • Fruit and snacks in the office
  • State of the art office building

Bond Williams Professional Recruitment are an equal opportunity employer and operate as an Employment Business and Recruitment Agency

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Bond Williams Professional Recruitment are an equal opportunity employer and operate as an Employment Business and Recruitment Agency

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