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Be the Next Game Changer

Scientific Software Development Manager, Life Sciences Modeling & Simulation

United States, CA, San Diego

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BIOVIA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes, supports industries and organizations that rely on scientific innovation to differentiate themselves. Our customer base includes the world’s largest pharmaceutical, biotechnology, biologics, medical device and contract manufacturing/research organizations.

BIOVIA is looking for a world-class computational chemist and thought-leader to join our R&D group in San Diego, CA. This role focuses on the design, development, and maintenance of BIOVIA life sciences modeling and simulation applications. This role will work closely with the Product Management organization and lead an R&D team to develop new scientific methods for our modeling and simulation products.

What will your role be? 

  • Develop a vision and strategy for modelling and simulation in industry R&D in the age of Machine Learning.
  • Lead the life sciences modeling and simulation development group.
  • Identify and manage the development of novel scientific methods and algorithms in the area of small molecule drug design, protein design, and related biomolecular simulation methods.
  • Validate and publish novel scientific methods.
  • Evangelize choices, quality, and methods in Discovery Studio and associated products; interacting with customers to improve usability.
  • Work with marketing, scientific and technical colleagues, and project management towards a clear definition of development goals and product specifications.
  • Design next generation cloud based user paradigms for working with advanced molecular modeling and simulation methods.


The challenges ahead

  • Maintain and enhance existing BIOVIA modeling and simulation applications.
  • Work with marketing, scientific and technical colleagues, and project management towards a clear definition of development goals and product specifications.
  • Closely coordinate with Quality Assurance and other development teams to ensure thorough test coverage of all newly developed functionality.
  • Design next generation cloud-based user paradigms for working with advanced molecular modeling and simulation methods.

Your Key Success Factors

  • PhD in computational chemistry/biology or a related discipline.
  • Minimum of 10 years' relevant experience required.
  • Strategic leadership experience is required.
  • At least 3 years of experience with scientific software development and a proven track record of complex software delivery.
  • Industry experience at a pharmaceutical / biotech or as an academic Principal Investigator is highly desirable.
  • Strong theoretical understanding of and expertise in the modeling of protein-ligand interactions.
  • Experience with deep learning techniques, e.g., AlphaFold, is highly desirable.
  • Experience in the development and validation of novel methods for small molecule drug design.
  • Strong record of peer reviewed publication

Compensation for the role will be commensurate with experience. The total expected compensation range will be between $175,000.00 and $200,000.00, representing the base salary (or annualized salary based on estimated hourly compensation) and target bonus.

Compensation & Benefits

Dassault Systèmes offers an excellent salary with potential for bonus, commensurate with experience. Benefits include a choice of plans providing comprehensive coverage for medical, dental, vision care for employee & dependents as well as employee life, short & long term disability, tuition reimbursement, immediate 401K enrollment, 401K match (50 cents on the dollar, up to the first 8% of your eligible compensation that you contribute based on match eligibility criteria), flexible time off policy, and 9 paid holidays.

Equal opportunity

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at 3DS are based on merit, qualifications and abilities. 3DS is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical or common conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, national origin, ancestry, age (40 and above), disability, veteran status, military service, application for military service, genetic information, receipt of free medical care, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. 3DS will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Covid statement

Our Company requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to provide documentation of full vaccination, unless qualified for a medical, religious or state-required accommodation or otherwise exempt consistent with applicable law.  Although accommodation requests will be considered (and granted where appropriate/possible), it may be determined that a candidate is unable to adequately perform the essential functions of the position without imposing an undue hardship due to customer requirements, staffing needs, or other business reasons. Definition of full-vaccination: Employees are considered to be fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine.
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