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STUDENT ASSISTANT-R&D - DRUG DISCOVERY & DEVELOPMENT

Employer
Southwest Research Institute
Location
San Antonio, TX
Closing date
May 15, 2022

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Sector
Pharmaceutical
Organization Type
Corporate
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Who We Are: Our experienced scientists and engineers assist in drug & biologic discovery, pharmaceutical development, & assessment of bioengineered materials and biomedical devices. Our services include computational drug design, synthesis, formulation, process, and analytical development, & project management.

Objectives of this Role: Assist with the assessment and construction of virtual chemical libraries.
Determine the predictive abilities of molecular docking models.
Explore protein crystal structures and the docked ligand poses from a molecular docking program.
Apply machine learning (ML) methodologies to our molecular docking program.
Learn about relevant medicinal chemistry concepts.

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities: Will become familiar with the following chemistry software programs: ChemDraw, ChemSketch, StarDrop, and PyMol.
Perform data analysis on Excel and communicate results via PowerPoint and Word.
Develop a scientific literature-based understanding of the biological aspects of drug discovery to generate hypothesis for theoretical results and experiments.
Write reports in PowerPoint or Word document formats on the obtained outcomes
Writing scripts or modifying code for compiling Rhodium(TM) is also a possibility, depending on the applicants computer programming experience.

Requirements: Must be pursuing a Bachelors degree with a 3.00 GPA in Chemical Engineering or Bioengineering
1 years: year of undergraduate experience with at least 2 semesters of chemistry classes or engineering classes
MS/Excel/Powerpoint to assist with scale-up design and calculations within spreadsheets
Strong communication skills
Must be able to assist with pre job hazard analysis, reaction heat mitigation, energy and mass balances, and modeling
A valid/clear driver's license is required

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