Chemoinformatics Officer

Institute of Cancer Research

The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, laying the foundation for the now universally accepted idea that cancer is a genetic disease. Today, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) leads the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment.

Under the leadership of our Chief Executive, Professor Paul Workman FRS, the ICR is ranked as the UK’s leading academic research centre. Together with our partner The Royal Marsden, we are rated in the top four cancer centres globally.

The ICR is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.

We are seeking an experienced Chemoinformatics Officer to join the canSAR team.  The appointee will focus on the development and maintenance of software workflows and pipelines for chemical, drug, and pharmacological data integration into the canSAR database, curation of current and new data sources and analysis using open access chemoinformatics toolkits and software.  The successful candidate will work in a multidisciplinary team, comprised of 3 software and web developers, a structural bioinformatician and a bioinformatics officer.

Applicants should possess a degree or Masters in chemistry or a similar life science, or related subject.  A PhD in computational chemistry, chemoinformatics, medicinal chemistry is highly desirable. Demonstrable experience in chemical database handling, compound registration and chemoinformatics tools is essential.

Salary will start at HSO2 £32,628 to £33,961 p.a. and the appointment will be for 2 years in the first instance.  This post also benefits from generous annual leave entitlement and defined benefit pension scheme.  Further information can be found below in the full job description.

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The canSAR team is a multidisciplinary team focused on the development and provision of canSAR, the world's largest public cancer drug discovery resource. The team sits between the Department of Data Science, led by Dr. Bissan Al-Lazikani and the CRUK Cancer Therapeutics Unit - one of the leading academic drug discovery centres in the world. canSAR ( integrates biological, genetic, chemical and pharmacology data for cancer research, and employs data science and machine learning approaches to inform the discovery of more effective drugs. CanSAR is used by >150,000 researchers worldwide, across both academia and industry. We have recently been awarded a 5-year CRUK Strategic Project Award to enhance and expand the content and utility of the public canSAR.

We consider all applications on merit and have a strong commitment to enhancing the diversity of our staff.
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