Careers

What SCM has to offer

The working atmosphere at SCM is that of an informal small team (approximately 15 people) of PhD-level researchers and scientific software developers doing intellectually challenging work. Originating as a spin-off company of the VU University, Amsterdam, SCM shares office space and closely interacts with the well-known Theoretical Chemistry (TC) group led by professors Bickelhaupt and Visscher and emeritus professor Baerends. We also extensively collaborate with a growing number of academic groups and industrial partners worldwide.

SCM is a science-focused company which has been around for 2 decades. It is financially solid, free of debt, growing, and profitable. We are located in Amsterdam, the very lively, internationally oriented, and enjoyable capital of The Netherlands. Thanks to its high quality of living, Amsterdam was recently elected as overall winner for “most attractive city to live in Europe”, beating Paris and Berlin. If you enjoy developing scientific software to enable scientists to use premium computational chemistry tools for their research, SCM could the place for you!

Eligibility

SCM is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants can have (almost) any current residence and nationality – unless export restrictions apply for our software.

EU Horizon 2020 opportunities

H20202 has a strong emphasis on small and medium enterprises (SME). As such SCM is an ideal partner for EU projects, including individual grants such as the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MCSA).

Software development positions

SCM regularly offers fixed-term or permanent software development jobs. Job openings are posted on mailing lists, websites and our News section. Temporary positions are typically PhD or post-doc positions funded through EU projects.

Do you have a relevant PhD (theoretical chemistry, computational physics) and a strong programming track record? Do you want to work with our experienced program developers in a growing scientific software company in Amsterdam and with our partnering academic development groups? We are always on the lookout for excellent and motivated software developers to strengthen our team – we encourage you to contact us with a resume and motivation letter.

Staff on the business side

Also on the business side we welcome applicants that have a relevant background and are motivated to work with the SCM team and love to discuss science with current and prospective clients. Send your motivation and CV to us, so that we can contact you when a suitable position becomes available at a later stage.

Summer jobs for Dutch students

Are you a brilliant chemistry, physics, or computer science student in the Netherlands and  interested in a summer job? We can think of various projects that may fit your interest: small programming jobs, updating support materials (documentation, tutorials, web site materials), short-term scientific application projects, or other relevant projects. Just drop us a line delineating the type of work you are interested in.

Sales agent or reseller

Businesses (or individuals) with expertise in our field who wish to promote our software as sales agent or reseller in a particular region may contact us to discuss collaboration possibilities.