Computational Chemist (m/f) 100%


Our ClientFoRx Therapeutics is a preclinical, privately held company based in Basel, Switzerland. FoRx focuses on drugging key molecular targets involved in the DNA Replication Stress pathway, as a new approach in the development of targeted anti-cancer drugs. The company is backed by a strong syndicate of investors that include the Novartis Venture Fund, Pfizer Ventures, M Ventures, Omega Funds and LSP Venture Capital. Location: Basel, Novartis Campus. For the extension of our internal computational chemistry capabilities, we are looking for a


  • Design and implement computational support strategies for small molecule drug discovery projects in oncology.
  • This involves the application of state-of-the-art ligand-based, structure-based, data mining and target assessment strategies.
  • Built up the computational chemistry know-how internally and evaluating and selection the necessary software tools
  • Work on prediction of compound PhysChem and ADME properties to aid the compound design and selection.
  • Generate and secure IP for all projects.
  • Translating computational findings and hypotheses into tangible actions for multidisciplinary project teams.
  • Work with external CROs in the field where appropriate.
  • Documentation of work in written form, oral presentation of results.


  • PhD in life science or computer science discipline
  • Minimum 7 years of computational chemistry experience within a pharmaceutical, agrochemical or biotechnology setting.
  • Demonstrated track record in applying computational chemistry to drive the design and progression of small molecules in a project team setting
  • Strong team player with excellent communication and presentation skills to share complex results with non-data scientists (chemists, biologist, biochemist).
  • Solid background in Medicinal Chemistry to guide the compound design for multi-parameter optimization towards a clinical candidate.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects in parallel.
  • Highly organized with attention to detail.
  • Proactive, forward-thinking and problem-solving attitude.


  • Exceptional possibilities for the discovery of innovative anti-cancer drugs
  • Highly dynamic and motivated team with flat hierarchies
  • Competitive salary and excellent package of additional benefit
  • Possibility of partial remote work

We are looking forwards receiving your application.

Updated: 18 hours ago
Job ID: 3172045
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