Working together to
promote the advance
of all aspects of
cancer research.

Senior Computational Chemist

·         Salary in the range of £24,776 - £41,536 per annum (dependent upon experience)

·         Job Ref: MI/19/30

·         Duration: 3 years fixed term contract


About the role:

They are currently looking for a highly motivated Senior Computational Chemist to join the Drug Discovery Unit.  The aim of this post is to employ computational chemistry and cheminformatics methodologies to provide timely support for research decisions made by medicinal chemistry teams on both active and early portfolio projects. Good multi-tasking and time-management skills will be critical, as this scientist will support multiple projects with regular cross-discipline interactions.


The Drug Discovery Unit employs state-of-the-art facilities directed toward the discovery of novel, clinically relevant treatments for a variety of different cancer types. Details of the Unit itself can be found at (


About you:

You should have a degree (or equivalent) in computational Chemistry, Chemoinformatics or related subject (or equivalent relevant experience) along with significant experience and a strong background using computational chemistry for drug discovery including SBDD, LBDD, homology modelling, QSAR analysis using machine learning approaches, virtual screening, library design and protein dynamics.


Why choose Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute?

The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute (, an Institute of The University of Manchester (, is a world-leading centre for excellence in cancer research.  The Institute is core funded by Cancer Research UK (, the largest independent cancer research organisation in the world. They are currently situated at the internationally-renowned life sciences campus at Alderley Park in Cheshire England, 15 miles from Manchester, a vibrant and dynamic city surrounded by beautiful countryside.


They are partnered with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (adjacent to the CRUK MI Paterson Building) in South Manchester (, one of the largest cancer treatment centres in Europe.  These factors combine to provide an exceptional environment in which to pursue basic, translational and clinical research programmes.


How to apply?

To apply for this position please visit the job section of their website:

(currently running alongside our main CRUK MI website page:


For any informal enquiries about this post, please contact Dr Rae Lawrence via email:


The deadline for receipt of applications is: 18 July 2019.

Start Date

9th July 2019

Closing Date

18th July 2019