Associate Director, Application Sciences, OpenEye Scientific: Boston, MA (7 July 2022)

OpenEye Scientific, an industry leader in computational molecular design, uses a scientific approach to deliver rapid, robust, and scalable software, toolkits, and technology & design services for the advancement of pharmaceuticals, biologics, agrochemicals, and flavors and fragrances. We are passionate about science and about taking care of our team members, with leaders supporting your development and recognizing your contributions by providing an unmatched total compensation package in a collaborative, caring, energetic and fun work environment.

We seek an Associate Group Director to join our high-growth scientific software and technology company. The successful candidate will have knowledge of both computational chemistry and cheminformatics software and the scientific rationale behind the design and use of the technology. Examples of such applications are, but not limited to, small molecule docking to protein receptors, free energy calculations using molecular dynamics approaches, support for structure-based design tools, 2D and 3D similarity calculations, QSAR approaches, etc. Experience with high-performance computation, e.g. via Cloud computing, is essential. The successful candidate will report to the Head of the Application Sciences.

The successful candidate will work independently, be self-motivated and take initiative. The position requires highly effective communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with staff inside and outside of the group.

What you’ll do:

  • Manage and execute external collaborations with pharmaceutical partners.
  • Engage in the production and validation of computational methods.
  • Set direction for Application Scientists in support of OpenEye goals.
  • Aid development of global support for all OpenEye products.
  • Provide input, guidance, and assistance to OpenEye sales efforts.
  • Coordinate with OpenEye scientists, sales and marketing teams to craft successful messaging to customers.
  • Provide a consistent voice for customer perspectives to the rest of the organization.

What you should have:

  • Master’s or Ph.D. in Computational Chemistry, Cheminformatics, Structural Biology, or related field.
  • Proven ability to lead and grow a team.
  • Ability in setting and prioritizing strategic goals.
  • 3 or more years of experience in managing senior scientific staff.
  • Communication skills are a high priority.
  • Familiarity with high-performance computing, cloud-based approaches.
  • Familiarity with Python, R, and Machine Learning.

The position will require periodic travel to other OpenEye locations, conferences, company meetings, and to customers.

Please submit your cover letter and resume as one document.

OpenEye is passionate about the welfare of its employees and offers competitive benefits that include medical, dental, vision, flexible working schedule, 401k retirement plans, paid vacation, paid sick leave, home internet costs, public transportation reimbursement, fitness allowance, and much more.

OpenEye Scientific Software is an Equal Opportunity Employer.