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

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Gap Year - Deposition Coordinator

We are looking for an applicant to join our database team for up to a year starting in the Summer 2017 on a fixed term contract basis.

The successful applicant will provide assistance to the database team and will be responsible for corresponding with scientists, performing administration tasks, 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. A solid working knowledge of standard word processing, e-mail and spreadsheet applications is also required.

Applicants should send a CV and a covering letter that includes information on availability for the year to Kirsty Day, HR Officer, CCDC, 12 Union Road, Cambridge CB2 1EZ, or by email to Kirsty Day at  Applications should arrive no later than Wednesday 7th June 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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