Careers at the CCDC

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 100 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!

Find more information about our vacancies below.

What is it like to work at the CCDC?


Junior Systems Administrator


Data Integrity Research Scientist


Field Applications Specialist


Sales Executive


Software Engineer


Computational Solid State Scientist

Our current vacancies


Jobs at CCDC UK 


Jobs at CCDC US 


CCDC PhD Studentships 

Thank you for your interest in the CCDC. We don't have any open PhD studentships at this time, however, please check this webpage regularly as it will be updated as opportunities arise. 


Our Values

At CCDC our mission is to shape the future of structural science by accelerating the discovery and development of new medicines and chemical products, by promoting collaboration across academia and industry, and by inspiring a new generation of structural chemists globally through outreach and education.  We have 9 core values underpinning everything we do to ensure we achieve our mission.

Explore our values.

Data protection and your privacy

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