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Application Scientist (North America)

Cresset develops software, and delivers consultancy, to aid in the design of new medicines, agrochemicals, flavors and fragrances that will have a major positive impact on human health. Over our nearly 20 years of corporate history, Cresset has remained focused on delivering innovative, accessible and reliable science to research chemists in industry and academia. We continue to develop as a world class provider of solutions for small molecule discovery.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced computational or medicinal chemist to join a global, growing team of Application Scientists. Whilst this role is anticipated to be based from the UK, it will be a a customer facing role, providing scientific support to new and existing customers in the US.

Application Scientists are central to our business. Working closely with customers, they understand the current problems in small molecule discovery across industries including pharmaceutical, agrochemical and flavor. They discuss and demonstrate how Cresset applications can be used to solve issues and gather feedback on scientific and technical improvements that we could implement. Working cross functionally with our team of developers they help to validate and apply cutting edge scientific methods.

Working alongside the commercial team, our Application Scientists communicate cutting-edge methods to customers, detailing their benefits and applicability in an honest and open manner. The successful candidate will be expected to attend and present at international conferences and travel to customers across North America regularly once the ease of restrictions are lifted and business travel resumes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support Cresset’s North American customers in the use and application of all Cresset applications to solve current problems in drug discovery, agrochemical discovery and related fields
  • Work through multiple channels – email, phone, virtual meetings and in-person visits – to provide critical first line of support to all Cresset’s software customers
  • Keep up-to-date with, and proficient with, all Cresset applications
  • Prepare case studies and examples that demonstrate how our applications can be applied to relevant problems in new molecule discovery
  • Work with Cresset’s dedicated sales team to demonstrate our applications to prospective customers and support all global software evaluations
  • Work with Cresset’s Product Managers to prepare and deliver training to our extensive range of clients
  • Gather and feedback on competitive intelligence gained from third parties
  • Represent Cresset and attend conferences, seminars and exhibitions
  • Test and use new Cresset products and new releases of existing applications, as and when required
  • Maintain market knowledge to assist with customer communication
  • Provide feedback to development on new features and functionality required in the Cresset software applications
  • Contribute and add value to the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system for the Cresset customer base
  • Work with Cresset’s dedicated sales team to demonstrate our applications to prospective customers and support all global software evaluations


  • Ideally qualified to PhD level in a relevant scientific discipline – chemistry preferred
  • Experienced computational or medicinal chemist
  • At least 2-3 years demonstrable, relevant commercial experience
  • Ability to travel to North America  (up to 20%)