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Subject: 18.03.09 Postdoctoral Position in Cheminformatics - Syngenta, Berkshire, UK
Postdoctoral Research in Computational Chemistry      [Ref: PDCC2]

Jealotts Hill International Research Centre - competitive salary based
on experience

We have an exciting vacancy for a postdoctoral researcher in
Computational Chemistry. In this role, you will provide cheminformatics
and mathematical modeling support as part of a cross-functional team. 
The primary role of this position is to build and use models to predict
endpoints relevant to agrochemical research based on chemical 
structure, descriptors and/or properties.  You will be working within 
a wider project aiming to use models to identify high quality compounds
in a streamlined and efficient way, influencing chemical synthesis 
priorities in search of novel active ingredients.

The Job entails:

- Building predictive models relating chemical structure and/or 
  properties to endpoints relevant for agrochemical research (such as 
  environmental safety, human safety and biological efficacy)
- Liaison with functional representatives to understand data and 
  modelling requirements
- Interrogation and curation of data for model building
- Developing and deploying predictive models to end users 
- Communicating and documenting model development 

Critical Experience and Skills: 

- A PhD or equivalent in cheminformatics or a related field
- Understanding of chemical structure and properties
- Knowledge of applied statistical methods for data analysis 
  (univariate and multivariate methods)
- Experience in predictive modelling (such as multiple linear 
  regression, machine learning e.g., SVM, random forest) 
- Experience with R and/or python essential (experience with work flow 
  tools such as KNIME, pipeline pilot desirable)
- Knowledge relating to kinetic modelling (in either environmental or 
  mammalian systems) would be advantageous. If not, willingness to 
  learn is a requirement. 
- Ability to communicate across functional boundaries

This position will be for a period of 12 months with the possibility 
to extend.

Syngenta is one of the worlds leading companies with more than 28,000 
employees in over 90 countries dedicated to one purpose: bringing plant
potential to life. We contribute to addressing some of the planets 
most critical issues such as the rising demand for food from a growing
population. Our scientists work in a focused, highly collaborative 
culture and benefit from the training, development and inspirational
colleagues that youd expect to find in a fast growing, international 
company. There has never been a better time to join Syngenta. For more
information on working for Syngenta, please visit 

This opportunity is available within Crop Protection Research (CPR) 
at our Jealotts Hill Research Centre. Our Jealotts Hill site is the
focal point for world-class research into new agrochemicals. With
exceptional scientific facilities allied to a strong commitment to
individual training, they offer the ideal environment in which to
progress a chemistry-related career.
How To Apply

Please email a CV, research summary and covering letter to: 
sarah.whalley]~[ quoting the job reference [PDCC2] in the 
subject line. 

Deadline for applications: Thursday 29th March 2018.
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