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

Current Vacancies


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  For an informal chat about the position please contact Kirsty Day on 01223 763924.

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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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