Cambridge Cheminformatics Newsletter – 22 March 2020

In order to provide a publicly available version of the newsletter, and also to archive previous editions, I have decided to also post them here on my blog. Please contact me at ab454 [] cam.ac.uk if you wish to receive the latest editions directly and I am happy to put you on the mailing list.

Dear All,

Please find below recent news about events and vacancies in our area, as well as links to some other resources related to the cheminformatics field and beyond.

Given the current situation with respect to Coronavirus, I am circulating the events below as they reached me – many of them will be cancelled or in many cases moved online though, please check individual events for details.

In particular, please let me know (ab454 [] cam.ac.uk) if you wish to present at our Cambridge Cheminformatics Meeting on 13 May 2020 starting at 4pm UK time (which will now also be held virtually) and where 1-2 speaker slots are still available.

Likewise, please contact me if you as a student/postdoc/scientist presenting, or as a company presenting and recruiting, are interested in participating in a Cheminformatics/Computational Chemistry/Data Science Symposium and Recruitment Event to be held at the Department of Chemistry in the near future. This event was originally scheduled for 3 July 2020 and it will now be postponed to the next possible date – please let me know if you are interested though, and we will get back in touch with you once the situation regarding possible dates becomes more clear.

Events

27 March 2020, 5pm
โ€œAI in Drug Discovery โ€“ What is Realistic, What are Illusions?โ€
CompChemKitchen, Oxford (virtual event)
https://compchemkitchen.org/

31 March 2020 (and subsequent dates, please check website)
Society of Toxicology Virtual Meeting Programme (many of which open to all)
https://www.toxicology.org/events/am/AM2020/program.asp

23 April 2020
UK QSAR Spring Meeting
Medicines Discovery Catapult, Manchester
http://ukqsar.org/index.php/2020/01/06/ukqsar-spring-2020-meeting-23rd-april-medicines-discovery-catapult-manchester

13 May 2020, 4pm
Cambridge Cheminformatics Meeting, UK (virtual event, registration details will be circulated shortly)
We still have space for 1-2 speakers – please let me know if you wish to present!

17-19 June 2020
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Computational Drug Design: A Tribute to Frank Blaney
https://frank-blaney-mgms-conference.weebly.com/

3 July 2020 (to be rescheduled)
Cheminformatics/Computational Chemistry/Data Science Symposium and Recruitment Event, Cambridge, UK
Please let me know if you are interested to attend both as a company and as a student/postdoc/scientist presenting; we will get in touch with everyone once the situation becomes more clear

20-24 September 2020
23rd EuroQSAR
Abstract deadlines: 11 June for oral presentations, 4 August for posters
Barcelona, Spain
https://www.euroqsar2020.org

30 September 2020 – save the date!
‘In Silico Toxicology’ Network Meeting 2020
Cambridge, UK
See http://drugdiscovery.net/tox/ for last year’s programme – please let me know if you wish to present! I will circulate registration details in due course before the event

1-3 November 2020
German Conference on Cheminformatics
Abstract deadlines: 31 May for oral presentations, 31 August for posters
Mainz, Germany
https://veranstaltungen.gdch.de/tms/frontend/index.cfm?l=9563&sp_id=2

Jobs

UK

Head of Science, Head of Software Development (and others)
Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC)
Cambridge
https://www.ccdc.cam.ac.uk/theccdcprofile/careers/

Associate / Senior / Principal Data Scientist
Information Architect
AstraZeneca
Cambridge
https://astrazeneca.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/Careers/job/UK—Cambridge/Associate—Senior—Principal-Data-Scientist_R-075980-1
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/1757804902

Research Associate – Computational Biology / Bioinformatics
University of Cambridge – Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute
Cambridge
https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BZH681/research-associate-computational-biology-bioinformatics-fixed-term

Postdoctoral Researcher in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
University of Oxford – MRC Human Immunology Unit
Oxford
https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BYX521/postdoctoral-researcher-in-computational-biology-and-bioinformatics

Computational Systems Biologist, Data Modeller/Engineer (and others)
Healx
Cambridge
https://healx.io/careers/

Quantitative Systems Pharmacology Positions (All Levels)
Certara
Sheffield
https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BYZ827/quantitative-systems-pharmacology-positions-all-levels

Chemoinformatics/Bioinformatics Data Scientists (and others)
Benevolent
Cambridge, London and New York
https://benevolent.ai/explore-careers

Head of Science
Lhasa Ltd.
Leeds
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/1792600467/

Computational Chemist
Pharmaron
Hoddesdon
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/1794938641

Senior Computational Chemist
C4X Discovery
Manchester
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/1708382564

Computational Chemist / Cheminformatician (and other positions)
OMass Therapeutics
Oxford
https://omass.com/careers/

Computational Drug Designer
ExScientia
Oxford
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/1789466101

Investigator, Quantitative Systems Pharmacology
GSK
Stevenage
https://jobs.gsk.com/en-gb/jobs/243441?lang=en-us&previousLocale=en-GB

Innovation Scholars secondments:UKRI invites applications for individuals from any discipline wishing to spend up to 36 months (full or part time) on secondment in the biomedical sciences sector
(application deadlines 15 April, 13 May and 1 July 2020)
https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/552/overview

Europe

Postdoctoral Fellows in Biological Data Science and Bioinformatics
IRB Barceloa (Patrick Aloy Group)
Barcelona, Spain
https://www.irbbarcelona.org/en/about-us/jobs/postdoctoral-fellow-in-biological-data-science-ref-pd2007
https://www.irbbarcelona.org/en/about-us/jobs/postdoctoral-fellow-in-bioinformatics-refpd2005

Principal Scientist CADD
UCB
Braine L’alleud, Walloon Brabant, Belgium
https://careers.ucb.com/job/Braine-L'alleud-Principal-Scientist-CADD-Wall/572749301/?locale=en_US

Postdoctoral Scholar Computational Chemistry/Cheminformatics
Novartis
Basel, Switzerland
https://www.novartis.com/careers/career-search/job-details/288700BR

Computational Chemist
Evotec
Toulouse, France
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/1781598860

Head of Computational Research
Galapagos
Mechelen, Belgium
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/1751858771

Application Scientist
ChemAxon
Budapest, Hungary
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/1729701085

World

Cheminformatics Expert
Novartis
Cambridge, MA
https://www.novartis.com/careers/career-search/job-details/288340BR

Software Engineer, Application Scientist (and others)
Bay Area and others
https://www.collaborativedrug.com/about/careers/

Cheminformatics Resources

RSC CICAG Newsletters – various items of interest from the Chemical Informatics Field:
http://rsccicag.org/newsletters.htm
(latest edition for Winter 2019/20: http://rsccicag.org/index_htm_files/CICAG_Newsletter_Winter_2019-20_tcm18-252021.pdf)

“Performance of regression models as a function of experiment noise” – so how good could your models be in the best case scenario?
https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1912/1912.08141.pdf
(related of course: “When Quality Beats Quantity: Decision Theory, Drug Discovery, and the Reproducibility Crisis”, https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0147215 and “Healthy skepticism: assessing realistic model performance”, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19340931)

Pat Walters Blog – always worth a read:
https://practicalcheminformatics.blogspot.com/

Hydroxychloroquine + Azithromycin as a treatment for Coronavirus? Trump is convinced, but… not everyone is. A tale on scienctific integrity in the times of a pandemic, coupled with a US president using social media:
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1241367239900778501
https://twitter.com/jpogue1/status/1241138975802359813
https://twitter.com/flodebarre/status/1241437927848194051

… and beyond Cheminformatics

“Having a Child & Running a Research Group in the Times of Coronavirus” – a bit of reflection on the current times
http://www.drugdiscovery.net/2020/03/22/having-a-child-running-a-research-group-in-the-times-of-coronavirus/

Thievery Corporation – The Richest Man in Babylon (goes quite well with the evening cocktail)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msoOdQID60I

This bring me to the end of the current newsletter  – please just let me know in particular if you wish to present at our next Cambridge Cheminformatics Meeting in May (which will be held virtually), where registration details will be circulated closer to the event; as well as if you are interested in participating in the Cheminformatics/Computational Chemistry/Data Science Symposium and Recruitment Event in Cambridge in the near future (both as an individual scientific presenter, and as a company contributor), where we will get back to you once it becomes more clear when the symposium will be held.

All our future meeting dates for 2020 are listed on our website at http://www.c-inf.net – if you would like to speak at our events anytime or have information to circulate please just let me know, and I am looking forward to seeing you in person (or now virtually) at one of our next events!

Best wishes,
Andreas

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