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

Head of Materials Science Research & Development

The role is for a talented individual to lead CCDC's materials sciences team. The candidate would lead the existing team of research scientists and software engineers, building on a previous strong track record of delivery of science, software and consultancy services for the existing CSD-Materials user base.

Specifically, the team under the candidate's guidance will be responsible for maintaining key scientific partnerships within the Pharmaceutical and Agrochemical development sectors & academia worldwide and, in so doing, informing the production and execution of the CSD-Materials development roadmap.

The candidate would be responsible, with the team, for maximising the value of the CSD through delivery of cutting edge research in the field of knowledge based Materials Science. They would also be a member of the Senior Leadership Team at CCDC integrating the Materials Science vision within the overall CCDC strategic framework.

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. Here is the Job Description and Candidate Profile.  Closing date for applications is Friday 6th October 2017.

For an informal chat about the position please contact 01223 336408.

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Sales Manager, Europe

The CCDC is looking for a full-time European Sales Manager.

The post holder will develop business relationships between the CCDC and its user communities in Europe and Asia.  This will include creating sales plans, overseeing annual renewals processes, developing positive business relationships (with existing users as well as creating new industrial engagements across Europe).  The individual will seek out new sales channels into new territories, represent CCDC positively at varying events and oversee the work and processes of the internal sales and operations team.

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. Here are job description and candidate profile.

For an informal chat about the position please contact 01223 336408.

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Structured Based Drug Design (SBDD) Science Expert

The CCDC is looking for full-time SBDD Science Expert to join their team.

CCDC has a role for a talented individual to product manage CCDC’s life sciences portfolio in drug discovery. The ideal candidate would act as an evangelist for CCDC software and services to the customer base, would manage and maintain the product life cycle of key CCDC products and would help to guide research & development towards critical areas where CCDC software & services can have impact.

The successful candidate will work extensively with the Head of CCDC’s Life Sciences R&D team and team members to facilitate setting of the strategic direction for life sciences, ensuring strong alignment with key customer needs.

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. Here are job description and candidate profile.  

Closing date for applications is Friday 6th October 2017.

For an informal chat about the position please contact 01223 336408.

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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. 


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