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Optibrium is a growing technology company dedicated to providing software to guide decisions involving complex, uncertain data in an intuitive way. 
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Optibrium

Working at Optibrium offers an environment where you can fulfil your potential and build a career. From day-one, you will be working as part of a team and given every opportunity to utilise and expand your skills and expertise. Your contributions will always be valued and likely to have significant influence in the advancement of Optibrium’s cheminformatics and computational chemistry software product range.

Current Vacancies

Please email a short cover note, outlining your skills, experience and why you’d like to join the Optibrium team, along with a copy of your current CV to: [email protected]

Business Development Manager – Europe

The Business Development Manager for Europe (including the UK) will cover the full business development lifecycle, proactively finding and following up on leads, running the sales process and managing accounts post-sale. As part of our commercial team and with support from colleagues in application sciences, research and legal, you will be responsible for growing our customer base, retaining current accounts and meeting revenue targets. You will work with organisations ranging from multi-national companies to early-stage startups, leveraging your background from chemistry, biology or related life sciences, your understanding of computational approaches, and experience from a previous business development role to build new relationships.

The successful candidate might be based in the UK, Germany, or France, with regular travel to the headquarters in Cambridge, UK, along with visits to customer sites and conferences (up to 25%) across Europe.

Responsibilities and Objectives

  • Identify and validate new opportunities to expand our customer base and develop new relationships, especially within the vibrant biotech community.
  • Leverage your network and use inside sales, databases, networking events and other resources to identify new leads.
  • Independently plan and perform the sales process, managing multiple opportunities and projects simultaneously. Take a detail-oriented approach to track opportunities in our CRM platform and organise the related documents.
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of our software products and their value to research organisations within the pharmaceutical and related sectors. Demonstrate the software workflows and the value they bring via in-person or web-meetings with customers. Work with Optibrium’s subject-matter experts where appropriate.
  • Proactively support existing accounts, nurture customer relationships, and generate additional business opportunities for license expansion and cross-selling. Work with our application science team to offer customer training.
  • As part of the commercial team, contribute to developing the commercial strategy and campaigns.
  • Provide timely feedback to our UK-based product development team from customers regarding bugs or potential feature enhancements to guide future product development and communicate progress to customers.
  • Represent Optibrium at trade shows, partnering meetings and other conferences.

Business Development Manager – North America

The Business Development Manager for North America will cover the full business development lifecycle, proactively finding and following up on leads, running the sales process and ongoing account management. As part of our commercial team and with support from colleagues in application sciences, research and legal, you will be responsible for growing our customer base, retaining current accounts and meeting revenue targets. You will work with organisations ranging from multi-national companies to early-stage start-ups, leveraging your background from chemistry, biology or related life sciences, your understanding of computational approaches, and experience from a previous business development role to build new relationships.

The successful candidate should be based in the Boston, MA, San Francisco, CA or San Diego, CA areas with regular travel to customer sites and conferences (up to 25%) across North America and to our headquarters in Cambridge, UK. US citizenship or work authorisation is required.

Responsibilities and Objectives

  • Identify and validate new opportunities to expand our customer base and develop new relationships, especially within the vibrant biotech community. Leverage your network and use inside sales, databases, networking events and other resources to identify new leads.
  • Independently plan and perform the sales process, managing multiple opportunities and projects simultaneously. Take a detail-oriented approach to track opportunities in our CRM platform and organise the related documents.
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of our software products and their value to research organisations within the pharmaceutical and related sectors. Demonstrate the software workflows and the value they bring via in-person or web-meetings with customers. Work with Optibrium’s subject-matter experts where appropriate.
  • Proactively support existing accounts, nurture customer relationships, and generate additional business opportunities for license expansion and cross-selling. Work with our application science team to offer customer training.
  • As part of the commercial team, contribute to developing the commercial strategy and campaigns.
  • Provide timely feedback to our UK-based product development team from customers regarding bugs or potential feature enhancements to guide future product development and communicate progress to customers.
  • Represent Optibrium at trade shows, partnering meetings and other conferences.

DevOps Engineer

Do you have strong Python development skills and a passion for Development Operations? If so, we would love to talk to you about our future product enhancements and growth and how you could support ongoing project and greenfield development work.

We use modern technologies and workflows to develop Machine-Learning-as-a-Service products analysing large volumes of chemical and biological data. This enables our customers to target the best compounds and focus experimental resources on the most valuable measurements.

This opportunity could suit a Python developer looking to move into DevOps or an experienced DevOps engineer looking to use their strong coding skills. You will spend a large amount of time developing, testing and deploying Python server applications.

As you will be working closely with our customers’ IT and IT Security Engineers to design and implement the deployment of our products, a strong understanding of Network Engineering is essential, specifically the risks and outcomes of running and operating virtual machines behind customer firewalls.

You will also have a reasonable coverage of the following experience and skills:

  • Advanced Python programming and packaging experience, including: setuptools/buildtools, behave, pytest, flask, WSGI servers, flake8, NumPy, Pandas and SciPy
  • Deep understanding of docker build and distribution strategies
  • Experience developing Kubernetes applications with deployment via Helm charts
  • Experience developing Infrastructure as Code with Terraform and Ansible
  • Understanding of AWS resources, including: Control Tower, EKS, EC2, ALB/ACM, S3, IAM, VPC and Security Groups
  • Development of pipelines as code using Jenkins and essential GitOps
  • Strong Git skills, including understanding Gitflow and PR based peer-review workflows
  • Previous experience with automated integration testing in CI/CD pipelines using Gerkin/Cucumber/Behave
  • Advanced Linux server maintenance and debugging skills

This will be a hybrid role – based in the UK you will be able to visit the Cambridge office.

If you’re interested in joining a growingentrepreneurial team working in an exciting field, please apply with a CV and covering letter to [email protected]

We offer hybrid & flexible working, competitive base salarypension contribution, employee private medical coverlife insurancegym membership assistance, cycle to work scheme, and of course, lovely colleagues!

Visa sponsorship considered.

We are a growing technology company dedicated to providing elegant software solutions for drug discovery. Optibrium’s lead product, StarDrop™, is a comprehensive suite of integrated software that guides small molecule design, optimisation, and data analysis, improving the speed, efficiency, and productivity of the discovery process. The company’s new Augmented Chemistry® products and services deliver ground-breaking artificial intelligence technologies that continuously learn from all available data to supplement researchers’ experience and skills.

Growth Marketing Manager

We’re entering an exciting period of growth and are on the lookout for a top-notch marketer to drive our lead generation efforts. Sound like you?

In this role, you’ll take the lead on developing and delivering digital marketing campaigns that engage and convert customers right across the sales funnel. From SEO and social media to email and paid advertising, you’ll adopt a multi-channel approach to achieve this.

But you won’t stop there! With a keen eye for analytics and experimentation, you’ll have a test-and-iterate approach to digital marketing and – working with our designer, and the wider team – you’ll run experiments to test and refine our marketing messages, value proposition, landing pages and user funnels.

What key skills and experience will you need for this role?

  • Previous growth track record (we’d love to hear examples and results from past campaigns)
  • A good understanding of your target audiences and an ability to develop creative digital campaigns that engage and convert these audiences
  • Strong analytical skills and a solid knowledge of website analytics tools
  • You’re not afraid to experiment and test new ideas when it comes to campaigns
  • Knowledge of digital channels and analytics and how to manage / optimise these 
  • The ability to work on multiple projects at once

And it’d be a bonus if you have:

  • Knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • 3+ years of digital or growth marketing experience
  • Previously used a CRM system (like Salesforce or HubSpot)
  • Worked on campaigns involving email automation
  • Experience working in the life sciences industry

If you’re interested in joining a growing, entrepreneurial team working in an exciting field, please apply with a CV and covering letter to [email protected]

This role is based out of our Cambridge, UK office. We offer onsite, hybrid & flexible working, a competitive base salary, pension contribution, employee private medical cover, life insurance, gym membership assistance, cycle to work scheme, and of course, lovely colleagues!

We are a growing technology company dedicated to providing elegant software solutions for drug discovery. Optibrium’s lead product, StarDrop™, is a comprehensive suite of integrated software that guides small molecule design, optimisation, and data analysis, improving the speed, efficiency, and productivity of the discovery process. The company’s new Augmented Chemistry® products and services deliver ground-breaking artificial intelligence technologies that continuously learn from all available data to supplement researchers’ experience and skills.

Marketing Content Manager

If you love taking complex technical concepts and explaining them in a way that makes sense to customers, then this could be the role for you.

We’re on the lookout for a creative marketer to take our content to the next level. You’ll do this by developing and delivering an actionpacked content strategy and calendar that provides customers with the information they need about our gamechanging drug discovery software.

Working collaboratively with the marketing team and wider company you’ll make sure the right messaging is being conveyed by all our content – everything from videos, blog and social media posts to web pages, eBooks and email newsletters.

What key skills and experience will you need for this role?

  • The ability to take customer needs and translate these into creative content ideas
  • Top-notch commercial copywriting and editing skills with the ability to adapt copy to suit different audiences and marketing channels
  • Experience with social media and email marketing tools
  • An understanding of SEO and how to write with keywords in mind

And it’d be a bonus if you have:

  • Knowledge of Google Analytics to measure web traffic metrics
  • Previously used a CMS (like WordPress)
  • Experience working in the life sciences industry
  • Education in a life sciences discipline

If you’re interested in joining a growing, entrepreneurial team working in an exciting field, please apply with a CV and covering letter to [email protected]

This role is based out of our Cambridge, UK office. We offer onsite, hybrid & flexible working, a competitive base salary, pension contribution, employee private medical cover, life insurance, gym membership assistance, cycle to work scheme, and of course, lovely colleagues!

We are a growing technology company dedicated to providing elegant software solutions for drug discovery. Optibrium’s lead product, StarDrop™, is a comprehensive suite of integrated software that guides small molecule design, optimisation, and data analysis, improving the speed, efficiency, and productivity of the discovery process. The company’s new Augmented Chemistry® products and services deliver ground-breaking artificial intelligence technologies that continuously learn from all available data to supplement researchers’ experience and skills.

Chief Technology Officer

With a track record of strong growth (25-30% year-on-year) and an investment secured in February 2021, we are excited to be recruiting a Chief Technical Officer, who will oversee and guide our software and infrastructure development. In this role you will drive our technical strategy, allowing us to meet our commercial and product objectives. A key part of the role is to lead the Software Engineering, DevOps and QA teams to develop and deploy high-quality products and cloud services.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Recruiting and retaining high-quality team members, ensuring we are the company of choice by facilitating the personal development and effective training of all team members.
  • Ensuring the use of industry best practices and setting the standards for security and performance.
  • Representing the Software Engineering, DevOps, QA and IT functions at Executive and Board levels.
  • Representing the Company in an engaging manner to customer, investors and the wider community.

The role is based in Cambridge, UK, and as a member of the senior executive team, your flexibility to visit the office regularly will be very valuable.

If you’re interested in joining a growing, entrepreneurial team working in an exciting field, please apply with a CV and covering letter to [email protected]

We offer onsite, hybrid & flexible working, a competitive base salary, pension contribution, employee private medical cover, life insurance, gym membership assistance, cycle to work scheme, and of course, lovely colleagues!

We are a growing technology company dedicated to providing elegant software solutions for drug discovery. Optibrium’s lead product, StarDrop™, is a comprehensive suite of integrated software that guides small molecule design, optimisation, and data analysis, improving the speed, efficiency, and productivity of the discovery process. The company’s new Augmented Chemistry® products and services deliver ground-breaking artificial intelligence technologies that continuously learn from all available data to supplement researchers’ experience and skills.

Director of Research

With a track record of peer-reviewed scientific research translated into successful products, and an investment secured in February 2021, we are excited to be recruiting a Director of Research, who will lead our Research team to develop and apply ground-breaking new methods in predictive modelling and machine learning methods for drug discovery.

Main Priorities of the Role:

  • Lead the Research team to develop novel methods, including quantum mechanical (DFT and semi-empirical) and machine learning, to improve the productivity and efficiency of drug discovery, consistent with customer needs and the company’s strategy
  • As a member of the company’s senior management team, help to guide the company’s R&D strategy
  • Work closely with the Development team to ensure the translation of scientific innovation into scientifically rigorous, valuable, and compelling products for our customers
  • Support members of the Research team working with customers on projects to apply our innovative methods to their drug discovery challenges. Ensure that insights gained from these projects inform our internal research and development
  • Retain and recruit excellent members of the Research team and support them to achieve their objectives, consistent with the Research team’s and company’s objectives
  • Work closely with the Commercial team to communicate our scientific innovations in a clear and scientifically accurate way and support our customer’s effective use of our products
  • Represent the company’s scientific innovations and products in a clear and engaging way to the scientific community at conferences and in meetings with current and potential customers

We would expect you to have:

  • A PhD in chemistry, computational chemistry, cheminformatics, machine learning or a related field
  • A track record of high-quality peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations
  • Experience of scientific management in a commercial environment

Optibrium provides elegant software solutions for small molecule design, optimisation, and data analysis. Optibrium’s lead product, StarDrop™, is a comprehensive suite of integrated software with a highly visual and user-friendly interface. StarDrop™ enables a seamless flow from the latest data through to predictive modelling and decision-making regarding the next round of synthesis and research, improving the speed, efficiency, and productivity of the discovery process. The company’s new Augmented Chemistry™ products and services deliver ground-breaking artificial intelligence technologies that continuously learn from all available data to supplement researchers’ experience and skills.

C++ Software Engineer

If you enjoy working in C++ on client- and server-side code development, then our multiple opportunities in our cheminformatics and computational chemistry software development team could suit you well. This is a chance for you to further enhance or extend our product range, writing clean, maintainable code with a true commitment to testing. A flair for developing user-centric GUI designs with a good balance of power and usability will make you very popular with us and our customers.

To excel in this role, you will be able to identify and choose software architectures, class and library designs that have an appropriate clarity and flexibility. Clearly solid software development experience and skills in C++ are a must, use of Qt will allow you to hit the ground running.

Our teams enjoy self-management, collaboration, honest communication and excellent coding practices.

This role is based out of our Cambridge, UK office.

If you’re interested in joining a growing, entrepreneurial team working in an exciting field where the software developed makes a difference to the lives of people, please apply with a CV and covering letter to [email protected]

We offer onsite, hybrid & flexible working, a competitive base salary, pension contribution, employee private medical cover, life insurance, gym membership assistance, cycle to work scheme, and of course, lovely colleagues!

We are a growing technology company dedicated to providing elegant software solutions for drug discovery. Optibrium’s lead product, StarDrop™, is a comprehensive suite of integrated software that guides small molecule design, optimisation, and data analysis, improving the speed, efficiency, and productivity of the discovery process. The company’s new Augmented Chemistry® products and services deliver ground-breaking artificial intelligence technologies that continuously learn from all available data to supplement researchers’ experience and skills.

Python Software Engineer

If you enjoy working in Python, working with databases and interfacing to servers in the cloud, then do take a look at our products that involve client- and server-side code development. We have multiple opportunities in our software development team. This is a chance for you to further enhance or extend our range of cheminformatic and computational chemistry products by writing clean, maintainable code with a true commitment to testing.

To excel in this role, you will have familiarity with python based servers or services, e.g. flask and may have some experience with Elasticsearch.

Our teams enjoy self-management, collaboration, honest communication and excellent coding practices.

This role is based out of our Cambridge, UK office.

If you’re interested in joining a growing, entrepreneurial team working in an exciting field where the software developed makes a difference to the lives of people, please apply with a CV and covering letter to [email protected]

We offer onsite, hybrid & flexible working, a competitive base salary, pension contribution, employee private medical cover, life insurance, gym membership assistance, cycle to work scheme, and of course, lovely colleagues!

We are a growing technology company dedicated to providing elegant software solutions for drug discovery. Optibrium’s lead product, StarDrop™, is a comprehensive suite of integrated software that guides small molecule design, optimisation, and data analysis, improving the speed, efficiency, and productivity of the discovery process. The company’s new Augmented Chemistry® products and services deliver ground-breaking artificial intelligence technologies that continuously learn from all available data to supplement researchers’ experience and skills.

Research Scientist – Machine Learning and Cheminformatics

This in a great opportunity for you to further innovate at the forefront of machine learning applied to the challenges of drug discovery. We have a track record of translating peer-reviewed scientific research into successful products. Working collaboratively within our Research team you will develop and validate new machine learning methods for cheminformatics and drug discovery.

Your main responsibilities include:

  • Deliver prototypes with excellent proof-of-concept
  • Support our software engineers to turn your prototypes into robust and validated products that address our users’ challenges in discovering new medicines
  • Publish high-quality peer-reviewed papers to highlight the rigor and quality of our scientific research
  • Present your work in a clear and engaging way at conferences and in webinars
  • Support our Sales and Marketing team to clearly and accurately convey the science underlying our products
  • Participate in meetings with scientists working for current and potential customers

Ideally you will have the following experience:

  • PhD in chemistry, computational chemistry, cheminformatics, machine learning or a related field
  • A track record of high-quality peer-reviewed publications and/or conference presentations

If you’re interested in joining a growing, entrepreneurial team working in an exciting field where the software developed makes a difference to the lives of people, please apply with a CV and covering letter to [email protected]

We offer onsite, hybrid & flexible working, a competitive base salary, pension contribution, employee private medical cover, life insurance, gym membership assistance, cycle to work scheme, and of course, lovely colleagues!

We are a growing technology company dedicated to providing elegant software solutions for drug discovery. Optibrium’s lead product, StarDrop™, is a comprehensive suite of integrated software that guides small molecule design, optimisation, and data analysis, improving the speed, efficiency, and productivity of the discovery process. The company’s new Augmented Chemistry® products and services deliver ground-breaking artificial intelligence technologies that continuously learn from all available data to supplement researchers’ experience and skills.

Research Scientist – Bioinformatics/Cheminformatics

If you have a track record of high-quality peer-reviewed publications and/or conference presentations we have a great opportunity for you to further grow our success in translating peer-reviewed scientific research into successful products. We are looking for a Research Scientist to work collaboratively within our Research Team to develop and validate methods for SAR analysis and modelling of peptides and other biological macromolecules for drug discovery – translating our success from small molecules.

Your main responsibilities include:

  • Deliver prototypes with excellent proof-of-concept
  • Collaborate with our software engineers to develop high-quality products that address our users’ challenges in discovering new medicines
  • Publish high-quality peer-reviewed papers to highlight the rigor and quality of our scientific research
  • Present your work in a clear and engaging way at conferences and in webinars
  • Support our Sales and Marketing team to clearly and accurately convey the science underlying our products
  • Participate in meetings with scientists working for current and potential customers

Ideally you will have the following experience:

  • PhD in bioinformatics, cheminformatics or machine learning applied to these fields
  • A track record of high-quality peer-reviewed publications and/or conference presentations

If you’re interested in joining a growing, entrepreneurial team working in an exciting field where the software developed makes a difference to the lives of people, please apply with a CV and covering letter to [email protected]

We offer onsite, hybrid & flexible working, a competitive base salary, pension contribution, employee private medical cover, life insurance, gym membership assistance, cycle to work scheme, and of course, lovely colleagues!

We are a growing technology company dedicated to providing elegant software solutions for drug discovery. Optibrium’s lead product, StarDrop™, is a comprehensive suite of integrated software that guides small molecule design, optimisation, and data analysis, improving the speed, efficiency, and productivity of the discovery process. The company’s new Augmented Chemistry® products and services deliver ground-breaking artificial intelligence technologies that continuously learn from all available data to supplement researchers’ experience and skills.

Product Manager

If you have a track record of software product management, we have a great opportunity for you to build on our success in translating cutting-edge scientific research into successful products. We are looking for a Product Manager who is passionate about creating novel software products that engage customers. You will need to work collaboratively with all areas of our business, as well as our customers as part of our Product Team, to design, build and deliver software products that fulfil the company’s vision.

Your main responsibilities include:

  • Gaining a deep understanding of the drug discovery market to identify and fill product gaps and generate new ideas that help our customers to discover new medicines
  • Creating buy-in for the product vision internally, as well as with external partners
  • Developing product positioning strategies
  • Translating product strategies into detailed requirements and designs
  • Scoping and prioritising products and features based on business and customer impact
  • Collaborating with the research and software engineering teams to deliver high-quality software on schedule
  • Driving product launches including working with the marketing and business teams, executives, and other product management team members
  • Evaluating promotional plans to ensure that they are consistent with product strategy and that the message is conveyed effectively
  • Maintaining the product roadmap and acting as a product evangelist to build awareness and understanding
  • Representing the company by visiting customers to solicit feedback on our products and services

Ideally you will have the following experience:

  • A degree or higher in a scientific discipline

A track record of successful software product management

If you’re interested in joining a growing, entrepreneurial team working in an exciting field where the software developed makes a difference to the lives of people, please apply with a CV and covering letter to [email protected]

We offer onsite, hybrid & flexible working, a competitive base salary, pension contribution, employee private medical cover, life insurance, gym membership assistance, cycle to work scheme, and of course, lovely colleagues!

We are a growing technology company dedicated to providing elegant software solutions for drug discovery. Optibrium’s lead product, StarDrop™, is a comprehensive suite of integrated software that guides small molecule design, optimisation, and data analysis, improving the speed, efficiency, and productivity of the discovery process. The company’s new Augmented Chemistry® products and services deliver ground-breaking artificial intelligence technologies that continuously learn from all available data to supplement researchers’ experience and skills.

Chief Commercial Officer

With a track record of strong growth (25-30% year-on-year) and investments secured in February 2021 and June 2022, we are excited to be recruiting a Chief Commercial Officer, who will be responsible the success of all commercial aspects of the business. You will be responsible for driving all global sales, customer success and marketing activities and developing commercial strategy in line with Company’s goals.

As the Chief Commercial Offer, you will be responsible for:

  • Working with other members of the Executive Team and Optibrium’s Board to develop a company strategy and annual budget:
    • Drive ARR growth of >2x by end of 2024 based on current and new product portfolio
  • Developing and executing a coherent sales and marketing strategy in line with the broader company strategy
  • Owning Optibrium’s marketing efforts and budget to drive demand for our innovative scientific software platforms and establish corporate positioning and thought leadership, including:
    • Working with the R&D department and external consultants to create and communicate clear, compelling, and scientifically accurate messaging describing the value propositions of our products and the company brand;
    • Creating and running innovative campaigns for target industries, market segments and roles; and
    • Defining and deploying multiple marketing tactics as needed, including web content, email campaigns, webinars, seminars, white papers, case studies, etc.
  • Developing and managing sales and customer success tactics to achieve agreed targets for sales to new customers and renewal rates for current customers, including effective processes for:
    • Sales, evaluations and deal closing; and
    • Retention and upselling of customers
  • Collaboratively agreeing on a suite of commercial KPIs across the marketing, sales and account management groups in support of the strategy to drive ARR growth and ensure delivery on these KPIs, including:
    • Putting in place effective sales and marketing systems and processes that enable the performance of the team as a whole and individually to be targeted and monitored;
    • Determining pricing policy; and
    • Providing long term forecasts for product and service sales
  • Providing senior leadership of the international commercial team, including:
    • Effectively managing team members in line with Company policies and procedures;
    • Recruiting and retaining high-quality teams members in line with the agreed budget and company goals;
    • Agreeing appropriate, measurable targets for each team member and assess performance regularly; and
    • Ensuring the personal development and effective training of all team members
  • Forming and nurturing relationships with collaborators, technical partners and distributors
  • Working with the R&D teams to guide product development strategy based on a strong understanding of the market. Ensuring customer feedback is communicated in a clear and timely manner
  • Representing the Sales, Customer Success and Marketing functions at Executive and Board levels
  • Representing the Company in an engaging manner to customers, investors, and the wider community

If you’re interested in joining a growing, entrepreneurial team working in an exciting field where the software developed makes a difference to the lives of people, please apply with a CV and covering letter to [email protected]

We offer onsite, hybrid & flexible working, a competitive base salary, pension contribution, employee private medical cover, life insurance, gym membership assistance, cycle to work scheme, and of course, lovely colleagues!

We are a growing technology company dedicated to providing elegant software solutions for drug discovery. Optibrium’s lead product, StarDrop™, is a comprehensive suite of integrated software that guides small molecule design, optimisation, and data analysis, improving the speed, efficiency, and productivity of the discovery process. The company’s new Augmented Chemistry® products and services deliver ground-breaking artificial intelligence technologies that continuously learn from all available data to supplement researchers’ experience and skills.