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Scientist, Cheminformatics

Information Management (622) | San Diego, CA

Job Description

Dart NeuroScience LLC (DNS) is a privately held Delaware Limited Liability Company with its principal place of business in San Diego CA.  DNS will discover new technologies and develop new therapies to help maintain cognitive vitality throughout life.  DNS’s Scientific Computing department focuses on (i) development of novel bioinformatic tools to facilitate gene discovery, (ii) development of novel software tools to facilitate drug discovery, (iii) computational chemistry project support, structure-based drug design, combinatorial chemistry and statistical modeling, (iii) information systems and automation and (iv) general IT infrastructure to support scientific research and company administration. We are seeking a new employee to work in information systems and automation.

The successful candidate will have a solid foundation in synthetic/medicinal chemistry, and an interest in applying that knowledge to the construction and support of informatics systems that assist chemists in their work. S/he will provide direct support to chemists in using commercial or in-house tools for chemistry data deposition, retrieval, and knowledge extraction. S/he will also participate in the design and implementation of new and upgraded informatics systems, and be responsible for testing these systems and training scientists to use them. S/he will configure commercial systems to integrate into DNS workflow, and may extend these systems via macros or scripts.
  • M.S. or B.S. with 3 years experience, preferably in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Solid understanding of synthetic/medicinal chemistry
  • Experience with SQL and/or data pipelining tools (Pipeline Pilot or KNIME) is a plus, but not required
  • Experience with ELNs, LIMS and/or content management systems is a plus
  • Ability to learn new technologies and techniques quickly without formal training
  • Good oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with and explain new concepts to bench scientists, other informatics scientists, and software developers
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail are essential
DNS offers competitive salaries and a great benefits package including incentive bonuses, healthcare, vision, dental, long-term disability, life insurance and a 401(k) retirement savings plan.
Interested individuals should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief summary of research experience and accomplishments, research interests and goals and list of publications via our online application.  PDF files are strongly encouraged.
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