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computational chemistry/artificial intelligence job opening

Douglas A. Smith dsmith at dasgroup.com
Mon Oct 21 10:48:24 EST 1996

Dr. Douglas A. Smith, President and CEO     |  
voice: (814) 262-9091
The DASGroup, Inc.                          |    
fax: (814) 262-9337
P.O. Box 5428                               |  
email: dsmith at dasgroup.com
Johnstown, PA 15904-5428                    |     

Contract R&D specialists in computational 
chemistry, process modeling, synthesis and design 
of novel compounds for chemistry, materials 
science, and biotechnology.
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Come join The DASGroup, Inc., a rapidly growing contract research
and    development   company   located   in   beautiful   western
Pennsylvania. This new position will start 1 December 1996, or as
soon  thereafter  as a suitable candidate can be  identified.  In
order  to qualify for this position, you must have a recent Ph.D.
in   Chemistry  (or  a  closely  related  field)  with  extensive
experience  and  publications in the design  and  application  of
neural  networks and artificial intelligence techniques for  QSPR
of  materials  and/or  QSAR  of small molecules  or  biologically
active  molecules.  Programming  ability  in  FORTRAN  and  C  is
essential.  Additional background, experience,  and  publications
with   genetic   algorithms  and  more   traditional   areas   of
computational chemistry and molecular modeling are a plus.

The  successful  applicant will be expected to participate  in  a
number of on-going and future projects. S/he will interface  with
other  computational  chemists and experimental  scientists,  and
will  be expected to perform previously designed studies as  well
as contribute creatively to new studies and projects.

In  addition, this Postdoctoral Scientist will participate in the
development,  writing, and overall preparation  of  proposals  to
government  and commercial clients. Excellent written and  spoken
English  are  a  must,  as is experience  with  Microsoft  Office
software.   U.S.  citizenship  is  not  required   but   may   be
advantageous for certain contract opportunities.

This position is for one year but may be extended or transitioned
to  a  full  time  permanent position based  on  performance  and
company needs.

The Company
The DASGroup, Inc., is a small business founded in June 1992 as a
Technology  Development  and  Transfer  company  with   expertise
primarily  in  molecular modeling for the areas  of  organic  and
biological chemistry, materials, and polymer science. During  the
past four years, the company has been awarded three Phase I Small
Business  Innovative Research (SBIR) contracts from  the  federal
government and one Phase II SBIR contract based on its  molecular
modeling expertise. The company has also performed contracts with
the  Army and various pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and computer
hardware  and software companies. The company aggressively  seeks
to  expand  its market presence in both government and commercial

For  more  information regarding the technical  aspects  of  this
position, please contact:

          Dr. Douglas A. Smith, President and CEO
          voice:    (814) 262-9091
          fax: (814) 262-9337
          email:    dsmith at dasgroup.com

To  apply for this position, please send your curriculum vitae or
resume, and have at least two letters of recommendation forwarded
directly, to:

          Ms. Sherry DiPaolo, Human Resources Coordinator
          The DASGroup, Inc.
          P.   O. Box 5428
          Johnstown, PA 15904-5428

          voice:    (814) 262-9091
          fax: (814) 262-9337
          email:    sdipaolo at dasgroup.com

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