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Group Leader Computational Chemistry

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EMD Serono, Inc

Billerica, MA

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A career with EMD Serono is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 50,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Serono is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Your role:

A driven, curious, collaborative and skillful professional with deep expertise in computational chemistry, and a desire to have an outsized impact on drug discovery at the world’s oldest pharmaceutical company. A manager who brings the best out of their direct reports. A visionary who always searches for opportunities to drive innovation and efficiency in drug discovery, and a pragmatist who can bring those opportunities to fruition.

Work closely with global colleagues to guide development of bespoke computational solutions to optimize compounds

Drive NCE discovery & optimization using ligand based and structure based drug design, and predictive models

Work closely with global colleagues to evaluate and in-license state of the art computational techniques and software

Work closely with global colleagues to develop bespoke computational solutions to optimize compounds

Help shape the computational chemistry strategy for Discovery Technologies

Manage PhD level scientists to optimize efficiency, increase innovation, ensure cross-functional alignment

Help realize potential and shape the career development of direct reports

Identify & implement outsourcing partners for computational chemistry activities

Manage quality and documentation for group

Who you are:

Bachelor’s degree with 8 plus years, Master’s degree with 3 plus years, and PhD required

Advance degree in computational chemistry preferred

A minimum of 5 years industry experience preferred

Strong track record of publications and/or patents, and conference presentations

Experienced working in matrixed environments

Proficiency with Schroedinger suite, MOE, Discovery Studio or others

Programming or scripting skills, knowledge of machine learning a plus

Experience in building predictive models a plus

Aptitude for collaboration & strong written and verbal communication skills essential

Excellent presentation skills essential

What we offer:

With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!


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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to his/her Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because he/she made a good faith report of discrimination.

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EMD Serono, Inc
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Company Profile
EMD Serono is the North America biopharma business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, employing over 1,200 individuals around the country with U.S. headquarters located in Rockland, Massachusetts. The company develops and offers therapies for specialty-care conditions, like multiple sclerosis, infertility and cancer. EMD Serono is committed to transforming lives by developing therapies that patients need and providing industry-leading educational and support programs.

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