Schrödinger, a technology leader specializing in software solutions for life science and materials science research and development, seeks an experienced scientist with a passion for the analysis, optimization, and discovery of molecular materials systems using quantum mechanical simulations.

As a member of our materials science Applications Science team, you'll gain high proficiency with Schrödinger simulation software and apply it to critical technology areas in the materials science industry, including organic electronics, catalysis, energy storage, semiconductors, aerospace, automotive, and specialty chemicals.
 
Who will love this job:
  • An experienced computational scientist who has a solid understanding of electronic structure methods, potential energy surfaces, and reaction analysis
  • A quantum chemist or molecular modeling expert with a materials science or engineering background and a proven track record of scientific contributions in the industry
  • An innovator who can demonstrate the impact of quantum mechanical simulation on the commercial scale, complementing and de-risking experimental efforts in the industry
  • A self-motivated team player who thrives in a cross-functional environment 
  • An excellent verbal and written communicator
What you’ll do:
  • Provide scientific support to current and prospective materials science customers, which includes demonstrating the optimal use of our software suites, facilitating interactions between customers and product development teams, and providing general scientific guidance
  • Evangelize to internal groups and external partners on the application and impact of Schrödinger quantum chemistry simulation tools for the analysis and optimization of reactive molecular materials systems
  • Represent the company in the scientific community as a quantum chemistry and atomistic-scale modeling expert through conference presentations and peer-reviewed scientific publications
  • As needed, identify, define, and execute modeling service projects related to quantum mechanical modeling and simulation of materials systems

What you should have:

  • A PhD in Computational Chemistry, Quantum Chemistry, Materials Science, Engineering, Physics, or a related scientific discipline
  • A solid understanding of the industrial process of applying and managing atomistic-scale modeling and simulation techniques
  • Multiyear experience using quantum mechanics to study molecular materials systems and chemical reactions
  • Experience in Python programming and/or machine learning is a plus
Pay and perks:
Schrödinger understands it’s people that make a company great. Because of this, we’re prepared to offer a competitive salary, equity-based compensation, and a wide range of benefits that include healthcare (with dental and vision), a 401k, pre-tax commuter benefits, a flexible work schedule, and a parental leave program. We have regular catered meals in the office, a company culture that is relaxed but engaged, and over a month of paid vacation time. Our Office Management team also plans a myriad of fun company-wide events. Schrödinger is honored to have been included in Newsweek's list of America's 100 Most Loved Workplaces. 
 
Estimated base salary range (Portland only): $120,000 - $185,000. Actual compensation package is dependent on a number of factors, including, for example, experience, education, degrees held, market data, and business needs. If you have any questions regarding the compensation for this role, do not hesitate to reach out to a member of our Strategic Growth team.
 
Sound exciting? Apply today and join us!
 
As an equal opportunity employer, Schrödinger hires outstanding individuals into every position in the company. People who work with us have a high degree of engagement, a commitment to working effectively in teams, and a passion for the company's mission. We place the highest value on creating a safe environment where our employees can grow and contribute, and refuse to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious belief, sex, age, disability, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, partnership status, caregiver status, sexual and reproductive health decisions, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic. To us, "diversity" isn't just a buzzword, but an important element of our core principles and key business practices. We believe that diverse companies innovate better and think more creatively than homogenous ones because they take into account a wide range of viewpoints. For us, greater diversity doesn't mean better headlines or public images - it means increased adaptability and profitability.

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