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Got software skills good enough for a career in Bioinformatics or Life Sciences?

Headquartered in San Diego, USA, Accelrys is a global developer of cutting-edge software, catering primarily to niche markets in the key domain of scientific computing. Listed on NASDAQ, we are today recognized as a world leader in the areas of simulation, modeling and informatics. Our open architecture is instrumental in supporting the use of 'Best-of-breed' solutions that in turn pave the way for development of world-class software employed by leading corporations across the world.

An impressive global workforce of around 500 employees, about 200 of them being Ph.D holders is what keeps us ahead. Currently, we have Centres of Excellence in San Diego, USA, Cambridge, UK and Bangalore, India.

As part of taking our Bangalore operations to a new level, we now offer a host of opportunities (loaded with growth potential, to say the least) to dynamic, talented and experienced professionals seeking new challenges and growth that is constant.

Bioinformatics Scientist (Software Development) Job Code: BioScientist-2006
Bioinformatics Scientist is responsible for architecting, design and development of scientific software applications.


  • Ph.D. in Life Sciences (preferably Bioinformatics).
  • 3+ yrs. of experience in commercial software applications development.
  • Thorough understanding of Bioinformatics applications.
  • Sound domain knowledge, experience in Bioinformatics beyond Sequence Analysis.
  • Knowledge of software product development life cycle.
  • Expertise In C/ C++.VC++, Perl/ BioPerl.

Life Sciences Scientist (Software Testing) Job Code: QCScientist-2006
Life Sciences Scientist plays a key role in ensuring the quality of products within Accelrys' life-science product portfolio. The candidate will be part of the team responsible for testing a broad range of scientific functionality contained within the Discovery Studio product line.


  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry/ Analytical / Computational Chemistry or Life Sciences
  • 2+ yrs. of testing or using commercial scientific software applications
  • Should be able to develop detailed test strategies & plans.
  • Good working knowledge of UNIX/ Linux/ Windows OS.
  • Knowledge of software product development life cycle.
  • Knowledge of scripting languages such as Perl/ Python is preferred.

Project Manager Job Code: PMB-2006
Project Manager is responsible for estimation, preparation of project plans, resource & risk management plans. S/He should be able to track and deliver product releases in coordination with other managers and leads. He should be good at ensuring standards and be able to implement new project management methodologies.


  • Degree in Engineering or equivalent qualification.
  • 8-10 yrs. of experience (3+ yrs. in leading software product development).
  • Experience in SEI CMM process, IEEE, ISO or other formal software process and PMI/ PMP certification would be an added advantage.

Senior Product Development Engineers
Product Development Engineer is responsible for design, development and completion of major system or sub-systems, modules and components.

Unix: Job Code: SEB-Unx-2006
BE/ B. Tech/ MSc in Computer Science/ MCA with 5-8 yrs. of experience in C/ C++, UNIX/ Linux, Perl, Bioperl, Shell scripting, VB Script, JavaScript.
Exposure to CGI/ Apache/ HTML/ Bioinformatics would be an added advantage.

Windows: Job Code: SEB-Win-2006

BE/ B.Tech / MSc in Computer Science/ MCA with 5-8 yrs. of experience in VC++, QT, Windows.

Other Open Positions Are:

  • Product Development Engineers
  • IT Engineer
  • Technical Writer
  • Finance Executive
  • Facilities Administrator

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All positions are based in the Bangalore R&D Centre of Excellence

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