Postdoctoral development program

This new full-time program will prepare you for a commercial career in computational chemistry and/or contract research services

About the post-doc development program

We have an excellent opportunity for two postdocs to join us in September 2021. Candidates will participate in an immersive, tailored rotation program in both scientific and business-related disciplines to broaden their exposure and skillset.  On this rotational program, you will:

  • experience a variety of Cresset business operations
  • explore our suite of software solutions, working on the methodologies and modeling used
  • gain hands on experience and exposure to a wide range of technologies and clients

A permanent position, offering up to 24 months of company experience, it will present you with the opportunity to work alongside experienced scientists, comp chem developers, software and web developers (we currently have 20+ PhDs). You will gain transferable skills and continuously broadening your knowledge along the way, whilst collaborating on numerous projects at any one time in the following areas of our business: product management, application science, sales, marketing, software development, discovery services and core science. 

Our aim is to build long and fruitful partnership with all of our employees. Upon successful completion of this program, we will expect you to have become a valued member of our scientific team, confident in proposing new or alternative solutions to challenging the way we do things.

Your professional and personal growth is important to us. We hope to be able to offer you a range of tailored learning and development opportunities, including courses such as project management, effective presentation skills, influencing and communication, and coding. At every stage, you’ll work with a mentor who will set mutually agreed objectives, responsibilities and timelines.


  • PhD in either chemistry, biochemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, structural biology or biophysics
  • Familiarity with or interest in, computer-aided drug design
  • Proven presentation skills
  • Flexible and proactive with an aptitude for learning new scientific disciplines
  • Right to work in the UK, with a valid visa


  • Knowledge of Cresset software and/or competitive products
  • Curiosity for scripting or programming e.g., Python
  • Second spoken language

We anticipate that by September 2021 the role will be based full-time at our UK office (Cambridgeshire), however, we are mindful that the current climate could affect this.

Insight to Cresset and the postdoc development program

Before submitting your application for this role, we encourage you to watch the slide show which provides in-depth insight on the postdoc development program, or hear about life at Cresset from some of our postdocs in this short video.

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Postdoctoral development program 2021-23
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