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


Management Accountant

We are looking to appoint a part-time, friendly, well-organised, efficient person to act as Management Accountant in our busy office. This is a key role in our not-for-profit company and although independent, we are a University of Cambridge Partner Institute. The role holder will undertake a variety of finance related duties including providing timely and accurate financial information to the senior management team, preparing consolidated monthly management and statutory accounts and monthly cash flow forecasts and annual budgets.

The role will be in the region of 30 hours per week with days and hours to be worked negotiable on appointment.

The successful candidate will be fully qualified, ideally ACCA, ACA or CIMA. They will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to work to deadlines and under pressure and have previous experience of working in the Charity sector.

A full job description and person specification are available to download. Previous applicants need not apply.

Applications, including a covering letter, full educational details, employment history and the names of two referees, should be addressed to Maggie Brown, HR Manager, via email to For an informal chat about the position please contact Maggie Brown on 01223 336408.

Registered Charity No 800579  STRICTLY NO AGENCIES  

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. 

Registered Charity No 800579


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.