Data Scientist

Universities and Institutes of Portugal


August 27, 2021


  • Organisation/Company: BSIM Therapeutics
  • Research Field: Chemistry › Computational chemistry Computer science › Modelling tools
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 27/08/2021 22:00 - Europe/London
  • Location: Portugal › Coimbra
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • Reference Number: BSIM-D4-2021-07
  • Data Scientist Recruitment

    BSIM Therapeutics opens a call for a Data Scientist within the project “D4 - Deep Drug Discovery and Deployment” (reference CENTRO-01-0145-FEDER-029266), funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), under the ‘Programa Operacional Regional do Centro' and by the Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P. (FCT, IP), in the OE component, under the following conditions.

    Scientific Area: Data Science


  • MSc or higher degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry or Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences or equivalent;
  • Solid technical and methodological knowledge of the main statistical techniques and Automatic Learning (Machine Learning, ML);
  • Solid knowledge in Python and/or R (required);
  • Experience in ML structures (e.g. Scikit-learn, Tensorflow, PyTorch, SparkML);
  • Knowledge of deep architectures (e.g. DL, DRI, LSTM) will be valued;
  • Knowledge of Docker, Kubernetes (K8s) or other containers will be valued;
  • Strong analytical and critical sense;
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) in English and Portuguese.
  • Work Plan: It is intended that the new team member perform data analysis of complex, small and large data sets using statistics tools and artificial intelligence methods (Machine Learning, Deep Learning, probabilistic modelling, etc.), within the scope of:

  • prediction of physico-chemical and pharmacological properties and
  • automatic generation of small molecules with therapeutic potential.
  • Place of Work: BSIM Therapeutics, IPN, Rua Pedro Nunes, Edifício C, 3030-199 Coimbra, Portugal.

    Contract type: Fixed-term Employment Contract.

    Duration: Until the end of the project (approx. 12 months), possibly renewable.

    Renewal: The contract may be renewed for additional periods, subject to availability of funding and after evaluation of the activity carried out.

    Financial Conditions of the Contract: The hired element will receive, monthly, remuneration compatible with training and experience, plus food allowance, holiday allowance and Christmas allowance. In addition, the employee is covered by a personal accident insurance.

    Selection Methods: Curriculum Evaluation (50%) and Interview (50%).

    Selection Criteria: Curriculum evaluation will be based on the candidate's merit, considering the curriculum vitae (25% of the total), as well as experience in the required specific areas of activity (25% of the total). The candidate's curriculum vitae will be evaluated based on participation in data analysis projects and activities demonstrating a dynamic and collaborative spirit, number and subject of technical and scientific communications in Congresses and publications in international journals, as well as relevance and effective contribution of the candidate. Selected candidates will be interviewed and the final ranking of candidates will be weighted 50% on the interview's classification and 50% on the curriculum evaluation.

    The position will not be filled if there are no applications from candidates with the profile that fulfills the necessary requirements for the proper performance of the tasks described in the Work Plan.

    Composition of the Selection Jury:

    Rui M. M. Brito, BSIM Therapeutics Administrator and Associate Professor, University of Coimbra

    Carlos José Vieira Simões, BSIM Therapeutics Administrator

    Joel Arrais, Assistant Professor, University of Coimbra

    Application Formalization: Applications must be formalized, obligatorily, by submitting the following documents: motivation letter, Curriculum Vitae , names and emails of two individuals indicated as possible references, copy of diploma(s), and other documents considered relevant.

    Application Submission: Applications must be submitted by email to with "Data Scientist D4" in the subject.

    Publication Date: 27-07-2021

    Application Deadline: 31-08-2021

    Additional Information: The evaluation results will be published at most within 90 working days from the application deadline, through communication sent to applicants via email. Following the publication of the results, candidates will be notified, if they wish, to make a statement during a preliminary hearing within a maximum period of 10 working days after that date. After this period, the selected candidate will have to declare, in writing, his/her acceptance and communicate the effective starting date of the employment contract. Failing to do so is equivalent to decline the offer. In case of withdrawal of the selected candidate, the following best classified candidate in the rank will be notified.

    Offer Requirements
  • Mathematics: Master Degree or equivalent

    Computer science: Master Degree or equivalent

    Engineering: Master Degree or equivalent

    Chemistry: Master Degree or equivalent

    Pharmacological sciences: Master Degree or equivalent

  • OTHER: Excellent

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: BSIM Therapeutics
  • Organisation Type: Small Medium Enterprise, Start-up
  • Website: https: //
  • Country: Portugal
  • City: Coimbra
  • State/Province: Select
  • Postal Code: 3030-199
  • Street: Instituto Pedro Nunes, Edifício C, Coimbra