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Research and Applications Scientist (CSP)

The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC)
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (GB)
Closing date
16 Jan 2022
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The Research and Applications Scientist will join CCDC’s newly formed Computational and Data Sciences team responsible for developing the science to support integration of state-of-the-art computational chemistry (e.g., crystal structure prediction) outputs with data-based insights. The successful applicant will help to develop the science behind the CCDC’s newest software suite, CSD-Theory, combining computational chemistry and data-driven (informatics-based) approaches to guide the discovery of new materials. This position will require the post holder to work alongside in-house experts and leading industrial and academic partners to develop new and innovate ways to derive information from a database of computed structures.

The Research and Applications Scientist will also provide scientific support to CCDC’s commercial activities surrounding CSD-Theory, including sales opportunities and customer support, and ensure alignment of the scientific strategy for CSD-Theory to customer feedback. It is anticipated that the post holder will have a good working knowledge of Python and solid-state computational chemistry to support the links between informatics and calculation. Applicants to this Cambridge UK-based post must also have excellent oral and written communication skills to share findings with the multi-disciplinary teams at the CCDC and our customers through presentations, reports, and peer reviewed publications.

For further details on this position, please see the full Job Description and Person Specification as detailed on the Careers page of the CCDC website.


The scientists and software developers at the CCDC create and supply the database system storing all the world's published 3D structures of small-molecule chemicals. This system is used by thousands of organisations in over 70 countries. We’re a professional organisation, established as a not-for-profit company and registered charity. Although independent, we are a University of Cambridge Partner Institute. We offer an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary in a lively and friendly organisation of around 70 staff worldwide.

Our activities span scientific research, software development, finance, IT systems, commercial, and support - and we need great people in every team to continue our mission to advance structural science!

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