Dear PyMOL Users & Developers,

One of DeLano Scientific LLC’s key collaborators is looking for an experienced Java developer to contribute to an exciting PyMOL-integrated software product serving the drug discovery informatics market.  This is a start-up type endeavor -- a rare opportunity to get involved early on in a company with compelling value to offer and (already!) significant market momentum.

I am personally participating in this effort as respects PyMOL and JyMOL, so this represents an opportunity to work directly with me as well.  The position is based in Rockville, Maryland, but there may be a possibility of working remotely. 

If you know someone fitting the following qualifications who might be interested in such an opportunity, please forward this to themThank you!

Warren L. DeLano, Ph.D.
DeLano Scientific LLC

Synaptic Science, a growing Rockville Maryland based company, has an immediate opening for a Senior Java developer. This person must be able to work independently and also contribute to a small team responsible for design, development and maintenance of a multi-tier software platform for drug discovery. Candidates should possess excellent communications skills, an expert level understanding of Java, and a willingness to interface directly with customers in order to fully understand their requirements.



·          Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or related field.

·          Java development expert (5+ years experience) using Swing, RMI/EJB, Java 2D, multithreading and Java WebStart.

·          Comfortable working with JDBC and Oracle at the DML/SQL level. DDL knowledge a big plus.

·          Well versed in object oriented development techniques (use cases, UML, agile/scrum software dev)

·          Life sciences experience (or willingness to learn), ideally with an understanding of small molecule drug discovery R&D. Exposure to genomics, proteomics and/or bioinformatics in general would be a plus.

·          Python or other scripting language experience.


Other desired qualifications and skills:

·          Experience (2+ years) with C, C++.

·          Experience using Eclipse, NetBeans or IntelliJ coupled with CVS, Subversion and Ant..

·          Java 3D, conversant in visualization techniques.

·          Experience using Pipeline Pilot SDK and/or SpotFire

·          Cheminformatics / computational chemistry.

·          Applied mathematics and statistics.


Synaptic Science offers a competitive salary and benefits package and the chance to work in a do-it-yourself  entrepreneurial environment where the free exchange of ideas is encouraged. If you have a desire to make key contributions to a dynamic technology company poised for rapid growth then please send your resume along with a one page (maximum) cover letter to