(Senior) Postdoctoral Researcher

There is an exciting new opportunity in XChem in partnership with the Oxford Protein Informatics group, for a senior postdoctoral researcher to join the team. You will have responsibility for establishing a research project in Artificial Intelligence-led drug discovery. This is an exciting opportunity to develop novel machine learning tools at the interface between structural biology, synthetic chemistry and drug discovery.

We need you to either hold a Ph.D/D.Phil with significant post-qualification research experience in bioinformatics, statistics, structural biology or other relevant area (grade 8) or have submitted for final examination or close to submission (grade 7). You will have programming experience in machine learning. Your track record will include applying statistical methodology to complex problems. You will have the ability to plan and manage research projects independently (Grade 8). Experienced in working with experimentalists, you will be an excellent communicator. You will have ability to raise research funds through making grant applications (Grade 8). Ideally, you will have knowledge of proteins and protein structure and experience of medicinal chemistry.


Queries about this post should be addressed to Professor Charlotte Deane deane@stats.ox.ac.uk or Professor Frank Von Delft frank.vondelft@sgc.ox.ac.uk


This post is fixed-term for three years, in the first instance.


Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 3 August 2020 will be considered.


Interviews will be held on 14 August 2020.


Contact Person :

Shabana Akthar


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Closing Date & Time :

03-Aug-2020 12:00


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Job location: 
Department of Statistics
24-29 St Giles’
United Kingdom
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