Astex Pharmaceuticals is a world leader in innovative drug discovery and development. The company has successfully applied its proprietary fragment-based drug discovery platform to generate multiple new drug candidates that are progressing in clinical development. Astex continues to grow and focus on oncology and neurological disorders.
Astex has a strong culture of developing bespoke software to support our fragment-based drug discovery platform and in particular our high throughput X-ray crystallography pipeline. As part of Astex’s ongoing commitment to extending its existing computational crystallography infrastructure, the Molecular Sciences Group has an opportunity for a highly motivated scientist to join the team. The ideal candidate will be a crystallographer with experience of working in macromolecular crystallography.
• Maintain and improve the existing crystallography platform within the molecular sciences team. • Design and implement computational crystallography tools • Keep abreast of the latest developments in crystallography to identify new opportunities • Collaborate with and work alongside structural biologists at Astex
Skills and Experience Required:
• PhD educated in a related field • Proven experience in x-ray crystallography • Knowledge of Perl, C++, Fortran and experience with relational databases is a plus • Excellent team working, written and verbal communication skills
We offer excellent training and career development opportunities as well as a highly competitive salary and benefits package.