Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Computational Chemistry sandwich placement available

It is that time of year again when I can announce my group at AstraZeneca has a new position available. We are looking for a Sandwich Student to join us in September 2012. We successfully rebooted our sandwich student program last year. The ideal candidate will currently be in the second year of their chemistry or computer science degree. No experience is required, but a willingness to learn is crucial as you will learn about cheminformatics and computational chemistry.

Unfortunately, I personally will not be involved with this student, apart from the recruitment process for reasons which are subject to another blog post.

If you are interested find out more here: and search for reference: TRES DS 12. Closing date for applications is 25th Jan 2012. Good luck!

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Computational Chemistry sandwich placement available

I'm delighted to announce we have a 12 month placement available for a sandwich student. Typically the third year of a four year undergraduate degree. It has been a while since my department has had a placement student, but I firmly believe the experience is valuable for both the student and us. I did a placement during my undergraduate degree and thoroughly enjoyed it. Seemingly my employer agreed as they later sponsored my PhD.

The ideal candidate would be a chemist or computer scientist. The only skill you need to bring is a desire to learn. We don't expect you to know all about drug discovery or be an amazing programmer. During the placement you will have to the opportunity to pick up the skills required to make a meaningful contribution to our department.

If you are interested find out more here, and search for reference: TRES DECS 11. Closing date for applications is 15th Feb 2011. Good luck!