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Subject: 18.03.06 Post Doc - De novo molecular design using Deep Learning Gothenburg, Sweden

Post Doc - De novo molecular design using Deep Learning Gothenburg, Sweden

We're currently looking for talented scientists to join our innovative academic-style Postdoc. From our centre you'll be in a global pharmaceutical environment, contributing to live projects right from the start. You'll take part in a comprehensive training programme, including a focus on drug discovery and development, given access to our existing Postdoctoral research, and encouraged to pursue your own independent research in cutting edge laboratories. It's a newly expanding programme spanning a range of therapeutic areas across a wide range of disciplines.

What's more, you'll have the support of a leading academic advisor, who'll provide you with the guidance and knowledge you need to develop your career. This is an exciting area that hasn't been explored to its full potential, making this an opportunity to make a real difference to the future of medical science.

About AstraZeneca AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world's most serious diseases. But we're more than one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies. At AstraZeneca, we're proud to have a unique workplace culture that inspires innovation and collaboration. Here, employees are empowered to express diverse perspectives - and are made to feel valued, energised and rewarded for their ideas and creativity.

During the last year it has been shown that Recurrent Neural Networks can very successfully be used in molecular de novo design. Together with chemistry automation, the method has the potential to make a step-change in drug discovery productivity. You will be working on the development of innovative de novo molecule design methodologies utilizing state-of-the-art artificial intelligent technologies. The developed methods will be applied on in-house drug discovery projects to show impact on the drug discovery process as well as published in high impact journals.

The Post Doc Opportunity, Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

  • PhD in computational chemistry or Computer Science or a related field (computational physics, mathematics, bioinformatics) preferably with a focus on cheminformatics or machine learning
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Ability to work independently and excellent team working skills.


  • Good understanding of cheminformatics, statistics, and machine learning.
  • Basic understanding of synthetic chemistry.
  • Strong publication record
  • Good knowledge and hands-on experience in deep learning is a strong plus.

Skills and Capabilities required:

  • Extensive experience with Unix/Linux OS.
  • Good knowledge of programming languages such as Python or R.

This is a 3 year programme. 2 years will be a Fixed Term Contract, with a 1 year extension which will be merit based. The role will be based at Gothenburg with a competitive salary on offer

To apply for this position, please click the apply link below.

Advert opening date – 5th March 2018

Advert closing date – 13th May 2018

AstraZeneca welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.

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