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Established in 1999, Cyprotex has over 150 staff based at its sites in the UK (Alderley Park in Cheshire) and in the USA (Watertown, MA). We operate as a contract research organisation and we have over 1700 customers worldwide within industries such as the pharmaceutical, cosmetics and personal care and the chemical and agrichemical markets. Outstanding customer service excellence and quality are key focuses of the business. In addition to our customer projects, we invest heavily in Research and Development of new techniques – many of these projects are exploring new in vitro or in silico methods to understand how chemicals or new pharmaceuticals may behave in humans in terms of their safety or efficacious effects.

Cyprotex is a growing and successful business and we are constantly recruiting for motivated and hardworking staff who thrive within a dynamic and vibrant organisation. We are committed to providing an environment where employees can learn and develop their skills and are recognised and rewarded for the contribution they make to the Company. Much of our work is performed in multi-disciplinary project teams that enables exchange of ideas and knowledge, enabling people to develop and take on additional responsibility either within the team or across teams in the business.

Watch our video to learn more about our UK facility at Alderley Park.

If you want to build your career with us, and contribute to our success, please send your CV to Human Resources.

Current Positions

We regularly advertise positions in disciplines such as ADME, in vitro toxicology, analytical sciences, in vitro biosciences, mathematical and physiological modelling, software development, finance and commercial / business development. Please view our current vacancies in the list below.

Cheshire, UK

Cyprotex, part of the Evotec Group, are recruiting for a Software Engineer to join our Information Systems team based at Alderley Park, Cheshire, UK.

It’s the calibre of our people that creates our success so we’re looking for someone who loves to write good software, and has a willingness to help people.

The software you design and deliver will help maintain existing systems and contribute to the development of new applications to support our experimental and predictive science and to enhance scientist throughput & productivity.

You will be working closely with Cyprotex scientists, gathering requirements and delivering solutions for software that they use daily. Our software is not only pivotal to the smooth working of our business but also through the clients and collaborators that we work with will also aid in identifying ground breaking drugs, helping to transform the lives of millions of patients, so you will be making a real difference.

Ideal Candidate Profile:
• Able to make a positive contribution to a team
• Establishes constructive and collaborative relationships with colleagues
• Experienced in overcoming obstacles and demonstrating resilience in their day to day work
• Demonstrates resourcefulness and purpose to deliver the best results
• Excellent attention to detail
• Proactively networks across teams in a timely way
• Is agile; able to work with conflicting priorities, and respond positively to changing demands
• Is able to define and interpret user requirements and translate them into system design & subsequent delivery

Essential Skills:
• Any OO language (Java, C#)
• Experience using build tools (e.g Ant, Maven, Gradle)
• Experience building RESTful services (JSON) • Knowledge of continuous integration and unit testing Desirable Skills (not limited to):
• Oracle SQL
• Python
• TypeScript
• Experience with code reviews

Qualifications:
• Minimum BSc in a relevant degree (e.g. computer science, bioinformatics, mathematics, physics).  

Rewards & Benefits
Cyprotex aims to encourage, support and recognise the excellent performance and behaviour of our colleagues. Our performance-based compensation policy applies to all colleagues of the Evotec Group companies. We offer a variety of benefits and these include, amongst others, excellent pension benefits and service related holidays. We recognise that our colleagues have full lives away from the workplace and support working patterns that balance private life and career.

Career Development
As part of the Evotec Group, we grow through innovation, collaboration, nurturing our people and continuing to develop as a world-class organisation.

Our work is challenging and requires the most competent staff, therefore we aim to recruit and retain the best. We look for talented individuals from all walks of life, educational backgrounds and nationalities to provide the expertise and dedication to enable us to continually achieve success in all that we do. We offer equal opportunities for people with or without, visible or not-visible disabilities.

If you are keen to be a part of our successful and growing global business, please upload your up-to-date CV and covering letter to the website using the following link:

Submit Your Application Here

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday, 28th June 2019. Successful applicants will be invited to a first stage, pre-screen call, followed by a second stage, formal interview.

Direct applications only – no agencies please.
Scientist (Permeability and Transporters)

Cyprotex, part of the Evotec Group, are recruiting for a talented individual to join our Permeability & Transporter team as Scientist, based at Alderley Park, Cheshire, UK.

It is the calibre of our people, that creates our success and this position would be ideal for an individual with experience of working in a lab-based role, within a fast-paced commercial environment. As an integral member of the team, you will work closely with other laboratory staff to ensure that experimental aspects of in vitro permeability and transporter studies are performed to a high standard and within scheduled timeframes.

Principal Accountabilities
• Support high and low throughput permeability screening and uptake/efflux transporter profiling assays for commercial as well as research and development activities.
• Responsible for planning and conducting routine assays, and processing data to a high quality, within specified time frames to tight deadlines.
• To assist with assay development projects, proactively looking to improve performance and efficiency of team processes
• To work closely with the Information Systems team to improve internal systems and processes.
• Help support and train Associate Scientists within the team.
• To monitor and maintain stock consumables where required.
• To be responsible for the validation and routine maintenance of laboratory equipment.
• Perform cell culture using aseptic techniques.
• Assist in data interpretation.
• To follow safety regulations and quality control procedures.

Experience
• Minimum of BSc in life science field with minimum of 2 years’ experience working within a laboratory environment, or a PhD. (with relevant lab experience in life science/biochemical assays), preferably with direct experience in permeability and/or transporter assays such as Caco-2/MDCK-MDR1 and/or cell/vesicle-based transporter uptake studies via radiometric or LC-MS/MS endpoints.
• Strong knowledge of general laboratory processes is essential and experience in cell culture techniques is desirable.
• Experience of working and scripting automated liquid handling systems such as Tecan EVO platform would be advantageous.

Skills & Competencies
• Highly self-motivated and personable.
• Able to communicate effectively within a team environment.
• Able to organise daily tasks, to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines.
• Possess excellent attention to detail, performing work to an exceptionally high standard, and within company and statutory safety regulations.
• Able to use initiative to solve problems and troubleshoot with the assistance of other members of the team.
• Comfortable with adapting to changing work priorities.
• Should be computer literate with previous experience using Microsoft Office. Development Opportunities
• To gain a knowledge and understanding of high and low throughput assay processes and DMPK and ADMET in early drug discovery and development.
• To work in a highly motivated, dynamic commercial environment.
• To gain a sound understanding of the theory behind cell-based permeability and transporter assays including assay set up and validation.

Rewards & Benefits
Cyprotex aims to encourage, support and recognise the excellent performance and behaviour of our colleagues. Our performance-based compensation policy applies to all colleagues of the Evotec Group companies. We offer a variety of benefits, and these include, amongst others, excellent pension benefits and service related holidays. We recognise that our colleagues have full lives away from the workplace and support working patterns that balance private life and career.

Career Development
As part of the Evotec Group, we grow through innovation, collaboration, nurturing our people and continuing to develop as a world class organisation.

Our work is challenging and requires the most competent staff, and therefore we aim to recruit and retain the best. We look for talented individuals from all walks of life, educational backgrounds and nationalities to provide the expertise and dedication to enable us to continually achieve success in all that we do. We offer equal opportunities for people with or without, visible or not-visible disabilities.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please post your CV and a covering letter to the Evotec website by 31st May 2019, using the following link:

Submit your application here.

Please note that we will assess suitable candidates for interview shortlisting as they apply, so please do not hesitate to take the opportunity to submit your application as soon as possible.

Direct applications only - no agencies please.
Cyprotex, part of the Evotec Group, are recruiting for experienced talent, at Scientist/Senior Scientist level, to join our Drug Metabolism team based at Alderley Park, Cheshire, UK.

It’s the calibre of our people that creates our success and this role would be ideal for an individual with drug metabolism experience, to work in a lab-based role within a fast-paced commercial environment.

As an integral member of the Drug Metabolism team you will work closely with other laboratory staff to ensure that experimental aspects of in vitro drug metabolism studies are performed to a high standard and within scheduled time frames. Dependent on experience you may also be responsible for efficiently and effectively planning and managing people, equipment and assays to meet client demand.

Primary responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Plans and conducts both routine and bespoke ADME assays to a high standard and within specified timelines
Demonstrates ability to use scientific knowledge in data analysis, interpretation and troubleshooting
Responsible for planning and delivering specific assays in the group, effectively communicating within team and across functions. Maintains awareness of group pressure points and business priorities and adapts own priorities accordingly.
Proactively and continually identifies improvement opportunities within the group’s processes and assays.
Coaches and mentors other members of the team on assay execution and data analysis.
Supports assay development and validation.
Proactively seeks to improve personal scientific knowledge and applies theory to own work and wider context.

Experience, knowledge, skills and abilities
Applicants will have a BSc in the life science field with at least 2 years’ experience in industry in either pharma/biotech or contract research organisations in a lab-based role. Direct experience of ADME assays such as metabolic stability, Cytochrome P450 inhibition and/or Cytochrome P450 induction is highly desirable. Additional line management, supervising or mentoring experience is beneficial along with managing screening assays demonstrating a results-focused approach. You will be able to adapt to changing priorities, manage multiple activities and priorities simultaneously to achieve tight deadlines. Additionally, you will be able to demonstrate strong communication, commitment and leadership skills to organise and motivate a team to continually deliver high quality data in fast-paced environment.

Rewards & Benefits
Cyprotex aims to encourage, support and recognise the excellent performance and behaviour of our colleagues. Our performance-based compensation policy applies to all colleagues of the Evotec Group companies. We offer a variety of benefits and these include, amongst others, excellent pension benefits and service related holidays. We recognise that our colleagues have full lives away from the workplace and support working patterns that balance private life and career.

Career Development As part of the Evotec Group, we grow through innovation, collaboration, nurturing our people and continuing to develop as a world-class organisation. Our work is challenging and requires the most competent staff, therefore we aim to recruit and retain the best. We look for talented individuals from all walks of life, educational backgrounds and nationalities to provide the expertise and dedication to enable us to continually achieve success in all that we do. We offer equal opportunities for people with or without, visible or not-visible disabilities.

If you are keen to be a part of our successful and growing global business, please send an up-to-date CV and covering letter to recruiting@cyprotex.com.

Direct applications only - no agencies please.
Cyprotex, part of the Evotec Group, are recruiting for a Study Manager (Principal Scientist) / Associate Study Manager to join our Project Management team based at Alderley Park, Cheshire, UK.

It’s the calibre of our people that creates our success so we’re looking for a highly self-motivated Study Manager / Associate Study Manager (dependent on experience) to join our Project Management group. In this role, you will be working alongside our Project Managers, with primary responsibility for managing client studies.

Primary Responsibilities
Working in our Project Management Team, your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
• Managing client ADMET studies to a high standard, ensuring all information is communicated effectively to laboratory staff, client requirements are followed and data is returned within specified deadlines.
• Providing the customer with advice and data interpretation, drawing on own expertise and that of internal network.
• Maintaining, and developing relationships with existing clients, tracking revenues trends/discounts and identifying new opportunities for growth within existing customer base.
• With support from business development colleagues and Principal Scientists, to prepare pricing, proposals and work orders where appropriate.
• Liaising with external customers to co-ordinate transfer of information and compounds between customer and Cyprotex.
• Ensuring tracking systems are up to date with respect to ongoing client work. Ideal candidate profile:
• Able to make a positive contribution to a team
• Establishes constructive and collaborative relationships with colleagues
• Experienced in overcoming obstacles and demonstrating persistence in their day to day work
• Demonstrates resourcefulness and purpose to deliver the best results
• Excellent attention to detail; records information accurately
• Proactively networks across teams in a timely way
• Is agile; able to work with conflicting priorities, and respond positively to changing demands

Expertise & skills (not limited to):
• A degree in an ADMET related science.
• A PhD in an ADMET related science, or minimum of 3 years’ experience in either pharmaceutical/biotech industries and/or related contract research services.

Rewards & Benefits
Cyprotex aims to encourage, support and recognise the excellent performance and behaviour of our colleagues. Our performance-based compensation policy applies to all colleagues of the Evotec Group companies. We offer a variety of benefits, and these include, amongst others, excellent pension benefits and service related holidays. We recognise that our colleagues have full lives away from the workplace and support working patterns that balance private life and career.

Career Development
As part of the Evotec Group, we grow through innovation, collaboration, nurturing our people and continuing to develop as a world-class organisation.

Our work is challenging, and requires the most competent staff, and therefore we aim to recruit and retain the best. We look for talented individuals from all walks of life, educational backgrounds and nationalities to provide the expertise and dedication to enable us to continually achieve success in all that we do. We offer equal opportunities for people with or without, visible or not-visible disabilities.

If you are keen to be a part of our successful and growing global business, please upoad your current up-to-date CV and covering letter to the website using the following link:

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION HERE

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday, 31st May 2019. Applicants will need to be available for interview w/c 12th June 2019.

Direct applications only – no agencies please.
Cyprotex, part of the Evotec Group, are looking to appoint a Senior Research Scientist to join our in vitro Toxicology Group based at Alderley Park, Cheshire, UK.

It is the calibre of our people that creates our success and this role would be ideal for an experienced and innovative individual who thrives in a fast-paced commercial environment.

You would be working closely with other members of the team to ensure that in vitro toxicity studies, both commercial and R&D-based, are performed to a high standard and within scheduled time frames.

Principal Accountabilities
  • Run high- and low-throughput in vitro Toxicology assays for commercial as well as research and development activities.
  • Define and lead assay development, contributing to R&D and improvement projects and troubleshooting of assays in conjunction with the Team Leader. Perform data analysis and interpretation, supporting clients or Study Managers with advice when necessary.
  • Perform work to a high standard, within specified timelines, and within safety regulations.
Responsibilities
  • Running of routine in vitro Toxicology assays in a variety of cell lines using techniques/instruments such as High Content Imaging (HCI), flow cytometry and Seahorse.
  • Cell culture in both 2D and 3D formats.
  • Assist in running and maintaining robotic systems to support high throughput Toxicology processes.
  • Keeping up to date with relevant scientific advances and regulatory guidelines in the field of in vitro toxicology.
  • Adhering to our Quality System and contributing to further development of our Quality System via preparation and review of SOP’s.
  • Interacting with our Information Systems Team to drive automation and data processing tools.
  • Training of more junior team members and ensuring productivity of the team. Working closely with the Study Managers to ensure the requirements of our clients are met.
Experience
  • Minimum of BSc in a life science subject with experience of working within a laboratory environment in industry or via post-doctoral experience.
  • Cell culture experience is essential, with routine maintenance of adherent cell lines.
  • Experience in experimental performance, data processing and result interpretation, ideally with experience of High Content Screening (HCS), cytotoxicity assays and/or flow cytometry.
  • Previous employment within a contract research environment would be desirable.
Skills & Competencies
  • Highly self-motivated and personable.
  • Able to communicate effectively within a team environment.
  • Able to organise daily tasks, to frequently work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines.
  • Possess excellent attention to detail, performing work to an exceptionally high standard.
  • Able to use initiative to solve problems and troubleshoot with the assistance of other members of the team.
  • Should be computer literate with previous experience using Microsoft Office and LIMS.
Rewards & Benefits
Cyprotex aims to encourage, support and recognise the excellent performance and behaviour of our colleagues. Our performance-based compensation policy applies to all colleagues of the Evotec Group companies. We offer a variety of benefits and these include, amongst others, excellent pension benefits and service related holidays. We recognise that our colleagues have full lives away from the workplace and support working patterns that balance private life and career.

Career Development
As part of the Evotec Group, we grow through innovation, collaboration, nurturing our people and continuing to develop as a world-class organisation.

Our work is challenging and requires the most competent staff, therefore we aim to recruit and retain the best. We look for talented individuals from all walks of life, educational backgrounds and nationalities to provide the expertise and dedication to enable us to continually achieve success in all that we do. We offer equal opportunities for people with or without, visible or not-visible disabilities.

If you are keen to be a part of our successful and growing global business, please upload an up-to-date CV and covering letter using the following link:

Submit your application here

Direct applications only - no agencies please.

Watertown, MA, USA

Evotec is a global, publicly listed biotechnology company with more than 2,100 employees at 13 sites, our headquarters are located in Hamburg. We do research on innovative approaches to drug discovery and development for and with leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and academic institutions. By assembling top-class scientists, state-of-the-art technologies as well as substantial experience and expertise in key therapeutic areas including neuroscience, diabetes and complications of diabetes, pain and inflammation, oncology and infectious diseases, Evotec has established a unique leading position.

Cyprotex US, an Evotec Group, is looking for an Associate Scientist (Cell Biologist) based in Watertown, MA to assume responsibility for the routine screening of compounds in various in vitro ADME assays and reporting to the Associate Director or Senior Scientist.

Principal Accountabilities:
· Design molecular or cellular laboratory experiments, oversee their execution, and interpret results.
· Conduct research on cell function, including mechanisms of gene expression, cell signaling, or cell differentiation.
· Compile and analyze molecular or cellular experimental data and adjust experimental designs as necessary.
· Prepare scientific or technical reports or presentations.
· Perform laboratory procedures following protocols including deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequencing, cloning and extraction, ribonucleic acid (RNA) purification, or gel electrophoresis.
· Develop or perform assays that monitor cell characteristics.
· Monitor or operate specialized equipment such as gas chromatographs and high pressure liquid chromatographs, electrophoresis units, thermocyclers, fluorescence activated cell sorters, and phosphorimagers.
· Coordinate molecular or cellular research activities with scientists specializing in other fields.
· Evaluate new supplies and equipment to ensure operability in specific laboratory settings.
· Confer with vendors to evaluate new equipment or reagents or to discuss the customization of product lines to meet user requirements.
· Maintain accurate laboratory records and data.

Basic Qualifications:
• A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or related discipline
• A minimum of one year of laboratory-based industrial or academic experience • Previous exposure to in vitro pharmacology (preferred), including but not limited to cellular assays as well as high throughput screening platforms and assays. Priority will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience in drug-drug interaction and transporter assays.
• Experience and/or comfort working with biological samples and cell lines
• A self-motivated and pro-active attitude, with the ability and desire to multi-task
• Solid work ethics and demonstrated record of productivity
• A results-driven mentality with a sense of urgency and commitment to the goals of our mission
• Ability to focus and pay attention to detail
• Recognize and troubleshoot data anomalies to maintain high data quality (after appropriate training, if required)
• Intermediate/advanced experience with MS Office and ability to learn new software
• Excellent problem solving, organizational and experimental management skills
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Commitment to help the team achieve deliverables and meet aggressive timelines
• Ability to be both independent as well as effectively interact with team members and work in a highly dynamic and collaborative environment

Cyprotex, an Evotec Group, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, gender, age, disability, genetic information, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

To apply for this position please upload your CV and a covering letter to the website @www.evotec.com via the following link:

Submit your application here
Evotec is a global, publicly listed biotechnology company with more than 2,100 employees at 13 sites, our headquarters are located in Hamburg. We do research on innovative approaches to drug discovery and development for and with leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and academic institutions. By assembling top-class scientists, state-of-the-art technologies as well as substantial experience and expertise in key therapeutic areas including neuroscience, diabetes and complications of diabetes, pain and inflammation, oncology and infectious diseases, Evotec has established a unique leading position.

Cyprotex, an Evotec Group, has an opportunity for an experienced scientist to join our in vitro toxicology/biological screening team based in Watertown, MA. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and running Cell Based assays for in vitro toxicology.

Experience and knowledge
BS, MS or PhD trained with 3-5 years industry experience in the field of in vitro biology. This may be High Content Screening, cell based electrophysiology, or assay development.
Ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment with a good appreciation of deadlines and customer service.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
The ability to make decisions, troubleshoot and work independently.
Prior experience working in a CRO a plus.

Principal Accountabilities
To manage internal in vitro biology projects and client studies ensuring all work is performed to ahigh standard within expected timelines
To train and develop staff in experimental and scientific processes and provide scientific direction.
To lead and drive the implementation, validation, and development of new assay services and technologies.
To liaise with external customers to co-ordinate transfer of information and compounds between customer and Cyprotex.
To co-ordinate with the other Scientists to ensure consistent and effective management of internal projects, such as assay development, and external studies.
To assist development of the business in securing new customers by providing high quality science knowledge to potential customers in addition to raising the scientific profile of Cyprotex.

Skills and Competencies
In-depth knowledge of High Content Screening (Arrayscan) and other cell based assay platforms Some Knowledge of Microelectrode Array electrophysiology platforms
Practical experience in Assay Development Ability to troubleshoot and find solutions to problems
Communicates proactively and regularly Ability to effectively time manage Highly proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and other scientific software

Cyprotex, an Evotec group, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, gender, age, disability, genetic information, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

To apply for this position please upload your CV and a covering letter to the website ay www.evotec.com using the following link:

Submit your application here

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