Principal Computational Chemist

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Sep 12, 2019
Science/R&D, Chemistry
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Amgen is seeking an experienced computational chemist to apply molecular modeling and computational chemistry techniques towards advancement of drug discovery programs. The primary responsibilities are:
  • Apply structure-based and ligand-based drug design and predictive modeling to advance drug discovery projects as part of interdisciplinary project teams that include medicinal chemists, protein chemist, structural biologics and therapeutic biologists.
  • Develop and apply new computational chemistry and molecular modeling methodologies.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 3 years Computational Chemistry experience


Master's degree and 6 years of Computational Chemistry experience


Bachelor's degree and 8 years of Computational Chemistry experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • PhD. in Computational Chemistry or related field
  • Strong track record of research accomplishment in computational chemistry with five or more scientific publications or conference presentations
  • A minimum of 10 years experience in studying protein structure and protein ligand interaction
  • In-depth understanding of the physical chemical properties of small-molecules and its interactions with proteins
  • Experience with one or more molecular modeling suites (MOE, Discovery Studio, Schrodinger, etc.)
  • Strong communication skills and enthusiasm for working in an interdisciplinary team environment

Join Us

If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.