The scientists and software developers at the CCDC create and supply the database system storing the world’s entire collection of the 3D structures of 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. We welcome speculative applications at any time, sent to careers@ccdc.cam.ac.uk.


Current Vacancies

CCDC UK

Project Delivery Co-ordinator

We are looking to appoint a friendly, well-organised, efficient person to act as our Project Delivery Co-ordinator.  The role requires the individual to have experience of office refurbishment, or similar, to have diplomatic attributes to be able to communicate across a number of groups. To be able to work to budgets and do so efficiently.  Alongside this, the role will also encompass policy writing in line with the HR Strategy.  Experience of researching and writing would be desirable.

The successful candidate will be educated preferably to degree level or equivalent.  They will have excellent communication and organisational skills, the ability to work flexibly in a small team plus be able to use their own initiative, meet deadlines, keep calm under pressure, multi-task and prioritise.  Good IT skills are essential.  Please see below for the job description.

This will be a Fixed Term contract of 6 months in a lively and friendly organisation of around 70 staff worldwide.

Applications, including full educational details, employment history and the names of two referees, should be addressed to Kirsty Day, HR Officer, CCDC, 12 Union Road, Cambridge CB2 1EZ or via email to careers@ccdc.cam.ac.uk.  For an informal chat about the position please contact Kirsty Day on 01223 763924.

Job Description

Assistant to the Database Group – Deposition Coordinator

The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre is looking for a Deposition Coordinator to join their database team.

The successful applicant will provide assistance to the team and will be responsible for corresponding with scientists, performing administration tasks, updating records, searching scientific journals and assisting in the creation of a crystallographic database.  High levels of accuracy and attention to detail are essential, as are excellent numerical and communication skills; some chemical knowledge and an interest in science would be an advantage but is not critical. A solid working knowledge of standard word processing, e-mail and spreadsheet applications is also required. Full training for the position will be provided.  Please see below for a full job description.

Applicants should send a CV and a covering letter to Kirsty Day, HR Officer, CCDC, 12 Union Road, Cambridge CB2 1EZ, or via email to careers@ccdc.cam.ac.uk. Applications should arrive no later than 1st March 2017 with interviews being held on Thursday 9th March 2017. For an informal chat about the position please contact Kirsty Day on 01223 763924.

Job Description

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CCDC North America

The CCDC has for many years served the world’s communities of academic and industrial research chemists, by producing and supplying the authoritative, comprehensive crystallographic data resource – the Cambridge Structural Database (The CSD) – and associated molecular modeling applications, such as GOLD. The CCDC has now established operations on the Rutgers campus in New Jersey, to provide a more local service to our users in North America. 

Marketing Manager, will be responsible for raising the CCDC’s profile and fostering an understanding of the organization’s unique status and capabilities. They will manage all aspects of marketing communications by the CCDC, including coordination of trade shows and scientific conferences, dissemination of scientific publications, press releases, social media, web site content and general promotion. A relevant scientific degree is essential, as is a track record of success in marketing in ours or a similar sector. Appropriate business qualifications wouldn’t go amiss, either.

Account Manager, North America, will work with the CCDC’s current user community in North America to facilitate agreement renewals processes and ensure each user has access to the appropriate software. They will also identify and engage with potential new users, overseeing their evaluation and agreement processes. Must have a relevant science degree and ideally at least three years’ sales experience.

All roles are likely to be based from the CCDC’s operations at the Centre for Integrative Proteomics Research on the Busch Campus at Rutgers University, in central New Jersey and report to the General Manager, CCDC Inc. Other locations may be considered.

The scientists and software developers at the CCDC create and supply the database system storing the world’s entire collection of the 3D structures of chemicals. This system is used by thousands of organizations in over 70 countries. We’re an extremely professional organization, 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 organization of 70 staff worldwide.      

There is no deadline for applications; we will fill the roles as soon as we can find the perfect candidates. Further details are available from Maggie Brown, email careers@ccdc.cam.ac.uk


Registered Charity No 800579

STRICTLY NO AGENCIES