Postdoctoral Research Associate in Drug Design

University of Oxford
Department of Biochemistry

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Drug Design

Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford


We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join Prof Philip Biggin’s lab in collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) to investigate and establish novel methods for protein-ligand affinity prediction that can offer significant speed gains but similar accuracy to absolute binding free energy (ABFE) calculations. This builds on a substantial body of work already performed by this team, but the main objective is to enable these calculations to find use in the early hit-to-lead stages of drug-design.

Applicants should hold a PhD/DPhil or be near completion of a PhD/DPhil in Biochemistry, Chemistry or a related subject and have substantial experience in advanced neural network development, programming and their use. You will have experience in free energy calculations as well as experience and regular use of/contribution to GitHub or similar code repository. You will also have proven HPC skills and proficiency in Python. Excellent communication skills are expected with the ability to write for publication and present research proposals and you will be able to demonstrate competence and success in your thesis research (and postdoctoral work if appropriate).

This full-time fixed term post is funded by Boehringer Ingelheim up to 2 years in the first instance and is based at the Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford.

This position is graded on the University’s Grade 7 scale, for which the salary range is 34,308 - 42,155 per annum. The actual starting salary offered will be based on qualifications and relevant skills acquired and will also be determined by the funding available.

To apply for this role and for further details including the job description and selection criteria, please see the document below. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 4th November 2022, with interviews for shortlisted candidates to be held as soon as possible thereafter.

Contact Person : HR Officer Vacancy ID : 160776

Contact Phone : 01865 613204 Closing Date & Time : 04-Nov-2022 12:00

Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email :

Salary () : 34308 - 42155

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