Chemoinformatician (f/m/d)


Chemoinformatician (f/m/d) in the field of molecular representation

Our profile

The Chair of Bioinorganic Chemistry at RWTH Aachen University, headed by Professor Dr. Sonja Herres-Pawlis, investigates topics in bioinorganic chemistry, sustainable polymerization catalysis, coordination chemistry and catalytic applications. All research areas are also supported by chemical workflows and research data management. In the Momentum project „ Universal molecular syntax for sustainable machine learning applications “ we deal with the molecular representation of inorganic molecules in their reactions and their optimization with machine learning methods.

Your Profile

  • You have a completed PhD in chemoinformatics (or similar fields).
  • You have excellent experience with molecular representations.
  • You have very good programming skills. Knowledge of modern programming languages such as JavaScript, ReactJS, Ruby, PHP or Python as well as experience with databases (SQL or NoSQL) and file systems is desired.
  • Applicants should be quick to learn new programming languages and enthusiastic about working on new tasks.

Your Duties and Responsibilties

You will work in a young team of synthetic and theoretical chemists and software developers who are also deeply involved in NFDI4Chem. You will work on the challenges of representing inorganic compounds in InChI and SMILES and develop a new molecular syntax in collaboration with the team.

Specifically, your work will include the following tasks:

  • Development of the new molecular syntax
  • Software development on structure-syntax converters
  • Bug fixing and input of user needs regarding the software development
  • Documentation of the developments

What We Offer

The successful candidate will be employed under a regular employment contract.
The position is to be filled at the earliest possible date and for 5 year.
This is a full-time position with the possibility of a part-time contract upon request.
The salary corresponds to pay grade TV-L EG 13 of the German public service salary scale (TV-L), provided that the professional and personal requirements are met.
RWTH is a certified family-friendly University. We support our employees in maintaining a good work-life balance with a wide range of health, advising, and prevention services, for example university sports. We also offer a comprehensive continuing education scheme and a public transportation ticket available at a significantly reduced price.
RWTH is an equal opportunities employer. We therefore welcome and encourage applications from all suitably qualified candidates, particularly from groups that are underrepresented at the University. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability or age. RWTH is strongly committed to encouraging women in their careers. Female applicants are given preference if they are equally suitable, competent, and professionally qualified, unless a fellow candidate is favored for a specific reason.
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Starting date


Contract duration

5 years

Application deadline


Contact person

Prof. Dr. Sonja Herres-Pawlis


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