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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

Associate Study Manager

Cyprotex, part of the Evotec Group, are recruiting for an 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 Associate Study Manager to join our Project Management group. In this role, you will be working alongside our Project Managers, with primary responsibility for managing client studies. The position is full time, temporary on an 18 month fixed term contract.

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, 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 submit your application directly to Workday, using the following link:

Workday 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Tuesday 30th June 2020

Direct Applications only -No Agencies
Cyprotex, part of the Evotec Group, are recruiting for a Junior HR Business Partner, to join our HR team based at Alderley Park, Cheshire,

It is the calibre of our people, that creates our success and this position would be ideal for an individual with all round generalist experience, who is either CIPD qualified or working towards a CIPD qualification.

As an integral member of the HR team, the Junior HRBP is responsible for supporting the Head of HR Manchester and the senior leadership team, to bring the HR agenda to life, taking an advisory role on best practices across the whole spectrum of the employee lifecycle.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Support the development, implementation and delivery of the People Plan (incl Employee Survey)
  • Assist the Head of HR Manchester in driving internal HR process improvements (for example: engagement, wellbeing and diversity) Responsibility for monthly payroll in conjunction with HR and Finance colleagues
  • Initiate and contribute to innovation and continuous improvement through ownership of HR improvement projects
  • Work with the Head of HR Manchester to identify employee training requirements and develop the annual training plan
  • Conduct training needs analysis and deliver learning and development initiatives in line with the L&D approach
  • Provide relevant MI Data to the Business, and Head of HR Manchester, conducting analysis and offering insights to suggest improvements Coach Managers in implementing and developing good people and performance management across the business
  • Deliver training workshops to key stakeholders on key HR areas as required
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of HR systems and practices
  • Be the subject matter expert on all employee relations issues, including capability, absence management, health, redundancy, to ensure successful and timely resolution and mitigation of risk.
  • Work collaboratively with Team Leaders to understand talent, skills, capability to support succession planning.
  • Support our internal recruitment processes, with emphasis on LinkedIn
  • Conduct exit interviews where appropriate, analysing feedback and any actions that need to be addressed, look for opportunities to improve internal processes/services and work with the appropriate stakeholders to implement these changes.


Knowledge, Skills & Capabilities:
  • Proven track record in owning, designing and implementing HR projects alongside the creative flair required to undertake this task
  • A proactive thinker with ability to think holistically beyond process
  • Strong listening, communication, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • The ability to work at pace, multitask and handle pressure
  • Excellent attention to detail, adaptability and flexibility Catalyst for change, using influence and judgement to drive business performance and results
  • Good data analysis and reporting skills Strong problem solving skills and the ability to work well under pressure and a 'can do' attitude
  • Uses own initiative and can work independently
  • Able to work under pressure, and deal with changing demands; must be flexible and able to change priorities quickly
  • Good influencing skills Customer orientated
  • Records information accurately; good level of numeracy
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills Excellent Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills Resilient and able to work in an organisation that is undergoing change due to development and growth


Qualifications and Experience:
  • Educated to Degree level (or equivalent) ideally in Human Resource Management Experienced in a similar role CIPD qualified or working towards a CIPD qualification
  • An understanding and working knowledge of HR information systems
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft packages inclusive of Excel, PowerPoint and Word Up to date knowledge of employment law
  • Experience in the development of policies
  • Proven experience of providing support and advice to managers on key HR issues, such as, absence management, investigations and change projects


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.

Other Information:
Employees must adhere to all applicable company policies and procedures. Regular and predictable attendance is required. Willingness and ability to work non-standard business hours, such as evenings, weekends and holidays, on an as-needed basis is required. Employees must be able to use good judgment and effectively deal with difficult situations, multiple demands and changing priorities.

If you are keen to be a part of our successful and growing global business, please submit your application via Workday, using the following Lin:

Submit your application here.


The closing date for all applications is 5PM on 17th Jul 2020.

Direct applications only, strictly no Agencies
Cyprotex, part of the Evotec Group, are recruiting for an Associate Scientist I to join our Toxiology team based at Alderley Park, Cheshire, UK.

It’s the calibre of our people that creates our success, so if you are a talented, driven and ambitious graduate with a scientific degree, you could become an integral member of our Toxicology team. 

An Associate Scientist I/II is a laboratory based position; responsible for the core accountabilities outlined below.

The position is full time, permanent.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Support Toxicology screening assays such as High Content Imaging (HCI) and mitochondrial toxicity assays for commercial as well as research and development activities.
  • Perform work to an exceptionally high standard, within specified timelines, and within safety regulations.
  • Assist in running and maintaining robotic systems to support high throughput processes.
  • Assist in data analysis and interpretation by applying knowledge of biochemistry and cell biology in Toxicology processing.
  • Prepare compounds, stock solutions and buffers.
  • Routine calibration of laboratory equipment.


Knowledge, Skills & Capabilities:
Essential
  • 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 meticulous 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.
  • Should be computer literate with previous experience using Microsoft Office.


Advantageous but not essential
  • Previous experience of laboratory processes and cell culture techniques
  • Knowledge of High Content Imaging (HCI)
  • Direct experience in Toxicology assays or working with automated liquid-handling and robotics systems


Qualifications and Experience:
  • Minimum of BSc in a life science subject preferably with experience of working within a laboratory environment (such as a placement year or extended research project).


Development Opportunities
  • To gain a knowledge and understanding of high and low throughput screening processes and Toxicology screening in early drug discovery and development.
  • To work with a number of different robotic and compound management systems.
  • To work in a highly motivated commercial environment.
  • To gain a sound understanding of in vitro Toxicology.


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.

Other Information:
  • Employees must adhere to all applicable company policies and procedures.
  • Regular and predictable attendance is required.
  • Willingness and ability to work non-standard business hours, such as evenings, weekends and holidays, on an as-needed basis is required. Employees must be able to use good judgment and effectively deal with difficult situations, multiple demands and changing priorities.

If you are keen to be a part of our successful and growing global business, please submit your application via Workday, using the following link:

Workday.

The closing date for all applications is Monday, 6th July 2020.

Direct applications only, strictly no agencies.
Cyprotex, part of the Evotec group are recruiting an LC-MS/MS Associate Scientist to join our Bioanalytical Team based at Alderley Park, Cheshire, UK.

Reporting to the Senior Research Scientist within the Bioanalytical group, ideally, we are looking for an individual with some LC-MS/MS bioanalysis experience interested in their next lab-based role within a fast-paced commercial environment. The successful candidate will have a minimum of a BSc in a relevant field and excellent organisational skills. The role might also suit a recently qualified and motivated Graduate.

Main Scope of Role:
An Associate Scientist I/II is a laboratory based position; responsible for the core accountabilities outlined below.

Primary Reponsibilities:
  • LC-MS method development for a range of compounds being assessed in discovery PK studies Conduct sample analysis to support discovery PK studies from booking in samples through to data reporting including all aspects of LC-MS analysis and data evaluation
  • Bespoke method development for compounds being assessed in invitro studies where generic methods are not successful
  • Troubleshooting and system maintenance on triple quadrupole or triple TOF instrumentation and co-ordination of engineer visits Day to day laboratory tasks including ordering, equipment maintenance and calibration.
  • Contributing to our Quality System via preparation of SOPs
  • To aid in the development of new technologies and improvements to the current analytical capabilities at Cyprotex.


Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

Essential
  • A good knowledge of bioanalytical techniques as applied to small molecules, peptides and oligonucleotides.
  • Experience of working with LC-MS/MS techniques in support of pre-clinical small molecule assays.
  • A high level of attention to detail.
  • Well organised with an ability to work without close supervision.
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities, manage multiple activities simultaneously and to achieve timelines.
  • Motivational team player with a high level of dedication.
  • Extensive computer literacy including use of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to rapidly learn new techniques and processes.


Preferred but not essential
  • Experience with MassLynx™ and Analyst™ software packages.
  • A wider knowledge of analytical support in drug discovery/development is also desirable.
  • A knowledge of DMPK/ADME assays within drug discovery desirable.


Qualifications:
  • Minimum BSc in relevant scientific discipline covering chemistry
Rewards and 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, which 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.

We aim to recruit and retain the best because our work is challenging and requires the most competent staff. We look for talented individuals from all walks-of life, educational backgrounds and nationalities, to provide the expertise and dedication to enable us to achieve continual success in everything we do.

If you are keen to be a part of our successful and growing global business, please submit your application directly to the website using the following link:

Workday

We offer equal opportunities for people with or without, visible or not-visible disabilities.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 10th July 2020.

Direct applications only – no agencies please.

Watertown, MA, USA

No positions currently available in this location.

Evotec Group

Evotec is a science-driven, dynamic company with the feel and excitement of a high-growth enterprise.

With over 3,000 employees in Europe and the USA,  we are still small enough for everyone to play an integral role and to truly have a positive impact on the success of our business. As a result, we have a very loyal and committed workforce and this is something we are very proud of.

Our People create our success

View all our current vacancies here
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