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Application Scientist at ACD/Labs

Application Scientist (China)

Shanghai, China
Full-Time, Permanent
Fluent in Mandarin and English


The ACD/Labs Technical and Scientific Services (TSS) Team is seeking a proactive individual who enjoys and excels at problem solving and demonstrates good interpersonal skills, is capable of learning on the job, is self-motivated, can work independently or as part of a team, and is detail oriented.

Responsibilities can include demonstrating ACD/Labs scientific software solutions that address specific needs within our clients' workflows, providing software testing and training, assisting with technical support, and participating at conferences.


Education: The ideal candidate will have a M.Sc. degree, or higher, in Chemistry, from a first- or second-tier university and preferably with a minimum of 18 months industrial experience. Prior knowledge of ACD/Labs software solutions is advantageous, but not a prerequisite.

Analytical/Laboratory skills: The ideal candidate is well-versed with modern analytical techniques focused on chromatography and hyphenated techniques like GC/MS and LC/MS. Knowledge of NMR, MS, UV, IR, Raman is a plus. Prior knowledge of ACD/Labs software solutions or other informatics platforms like ELN and LIMS is desirable.

IT Experience: The candidate should be very comfortable with software. This includes MS Windows® operating systems. Familiarity with scientific software, other operating systems as well as programming languages (Java, Pascal, and Visual Basic) or databasing systems (Oracle, PostgreSQL) are highly desirable.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Required: The ideal candidate is a proactive individual who enjoys and excels at problem solving and demonstrates good interpersonal skills, has ability to learn on the job, is self-motivated and has a strong attention to detail. The candidate is in Shanghai or within an hour using the high-speed train (like Suzhou, Wuxi, Nanjing, Hangzhou).

Language: The ideal candidate exhibits strong composition, grammar, and presentation skills in Mandarin and English.

Travel: Travel is mandatory for the completion of some of the above tasks and can constitute approximately 30–50% of your work hours.

Working at ACD/Labs

Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc., (ACD/Labs) is a global chemistry software company developing desktop and enterprise solutions to effectively utilise the wealth of scientific knowledge generated among the many branches of chemical, biochemical, and pharmaceutical R&D. Using deep understanding of chemical disciplines, advanced mathematical algorithms, and computer science, ACD/Labs solutions help guide on-going research, aid decision-making, and speed the development of new chemical entities for the marketplace.

Our goal is to provide comprehensive and innovative industry-standard software solutions to our clients to help accelerate research and strengthen their competitive position. Our expertise lies in vendor-neutral spectroscopic data processing and prediction, property prediction, analytical knowledge management, and interactive reporting of scientific data. These software solutions integrate analytical data with chemical structures, and physicochemical and ADMET property prediction to help organizations protect and leverage valuable research knowledge.

Our clients and partners include pharmaceutical companies, chemical companies, academic institutions, and government organizations spanning the globe. We are recognized as the industry standard in NMR spectrum, physicochemical and ADMET property predictions, and a market leader in analytical vendor-neutral databasing, processing, and analysis for MS and NMR. Our chemical drawing and nomenclature products continue to gain prominence in the industry. We have recently embarked on a transition from our legacy products to enterprise applications for impurities management and reaction based screening and analytical informatics.

ACD/Labs is an equal opportunity employer.