Senior R&D Engineer position Computational Polymer and Surfactant Chemistry, Nextmol, Barcelona, Spain

Nextmol is a spin-off company of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center. It offers services related to Molecular Simulation and Artificial Intelligence in the field of Chemistry, and develops a software platform to accelerate the design of new chemicals.

They are looking for a Senior R&D Engineer with experience in the computational modeling of polymer and surfactant chemistry.


  • PhD in Chemistry, Physics or a related field.
  • Experience in computational modeling and cheminformatics in the field of physical chemistry, in particular in the area of polymers and surfactants.
  • Experience in Molecular Dynamics, in particular with the GROMACS and LAMMPS simulation packages, with special focus on the simulation of polymers and surfactants. Experience with Density Functional Theory (and the associated software) is as plus.
  • Knowledge of the most common concepts and tools for Machine Learning is desired.
  • Experience in scientific coding in Python, including code management via Git.
  • Experience in project management and scientific writing; good presentation skills.
  • Ability to quickly learn about new topics; flexibility to change the work subject according to the current needs; good team player.
  • Experience (or motivation) in working with industry, including the need of respecting tight deadlines.
  • High level of English, both written and oral.


  • Competitive salary, taking into account the qualifications of the candidate.
  • Permanent contract.
  • We are a small but very motivated team. You will be working in a fast-growing company with great potential to advance personally and professionally.


To apply for the position, please send your CV and a motivation letter to

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