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Careers

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 looking to appoint a Stores Technician to join our Laboratory Operations Team. This opportunity will be based at Alderley Park in Cheshire and will report to the Operations Manager.

It’s the calibre of our people that creates our success and this role would be ideal for an experienced individual who thrives in a fast-paced commercial environment. The successful candidate will work closely with laboratory staff to ensure that the laboratory facilities are well-stocked, operate in an efficient manner, that equipment is available for use and well maintained. To do this to a high standard, they will be able to demonstrate independence, initiative and collaboration and possess the passion and drive to work in an agile business.

Key responsibilities include:
• Support of regular warehouse operations: receiving of goods, re-stocking of supplies, stock picking, internal distribution and shipping of goods
• To ensure the warehouse electronic management system (IFS) is accurately maintained in terms of stock quantity, location, re-order optimal levels
• To ensure all activities are conducted in a safe manner and that all equipment and racking is regularly checked and complies with Safety Legislation
• Support company procedures for stock-taking
• Responsibility for removal of various categories of waste, general cleaning and housekeeping
• The successful applicant will need to be comfortable dealing with onsite contract agencies to arrange repairs and remedial works as required
• Prepare compounds, stock solutions and buffers
• Routine “first line” maintenance of laboratory equipment
• Engaging in additional projects relating to facilities or logistics (when required)

Our ideal qualifications, skills and experience:
• Minimum of GCSEs (or equivalent) in Science, English and Maths. A-level (or equivalent) in a Scientific subject.  Previous experience of working in a laboratory, pharmaceutical or warehousing environment is desirable
• Highly self-motivated, team player with the ability to work independently
• Able to communicate effectively within a team environment
• Must be flexible, personable, enthusiastic and reliable
• Able to organise daily tasks and identify areas of need
• Must be able to manage continually changing priorities
• Computer literate with previous experience using Microsoft Office (Word / Excel)
• Knowledge of COSHH Regulations, international shipping and IATA Regulations is an advantage

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.

Broader 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 access the following link to submit your up-to-date CV and covering letter.

Submit your Application here

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday, 22nd February 2019.

Direct applications only - no agencies please.
Cyprotex, part of the Evotec Group, are looking to appoint a Junior Buyer to join our enterprising Procurement Team. This exciting opportunity will be based at Alderley Park in Cheshire and will report to the Procurement Manager based in Oxfordshire.

It is the calibre of our people that creates our success and this role would be ideal for an experienced individual who thrives in a fast-paced commercial environment. The successful candidate will provide full procurement support to our Alderley Park based colleagues. To do this to a high standard, they will be able to demonstrate independence, initiative and collaboration and possess the passion and drive to work in an agile business.

Responsibilities include:
Order management and backup for procurement on pricing and invoicing process,
resolving operational day-to-day supplier related subjects
Identify and analyse potential cost savings
Negotiate Capex Purchases and Opex Contracts
Actively support procurement projects especially in E-Procurement and Lean initiatives
Maintain data in the ERP-system, content on catalogues and supplier management
Assist in the budgeting process of Capital Expenditure, support procurement process
Provide support to the Procurement Manager as required

Skills & Competencies
Our Ideal Candidate Successfully completed BA/BSc degree in Economics or a similar subject
Min 2-3 years purchasing experience High degree of self-motivation, reliability and flexibility
Good negotiation experience with demonstrable savings Proficiency in MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) and of ERP-programs
Experience with E-Procurement/ electronic supplier catalogue management Strong numerical and analytical skills
Ability to assess problems and resolve or escalate to appropriate team members to resolve
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work and collaborate with others Excellent communication skills

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.

Broader 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@cyprotexcom

 The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday, 8th February 2019.

Direct applications only - no agencies please.
SCIENTISTS (PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY) 

Cyprotex, part of the Evotec Group, are recruiting for experienced talent to join the Physical Chemistry Team based at Alderley Park, Cheshire, UK.

It is the calibre of our people that creates our success and these roles would be ideal for individuals with experience in the areas listed below with particular interest in a lab-based role within a fast-paced commercial environment.

We are looking for applications for a permanent Scientist role (Job reference 00103) and a maternity cover (12 months contract) Scientist role (Job reference 00159) within the Physical Chemistry Team. Both roles require the individual to work closely with other laboratory staff to ensure that experimental aspects of in vitro Physical Chemistry assays (eg plasma protein binding, aqueous solubility, logD, etc) are safety performed to a high standard and within scheduled timelines.

Responsibilities

The responsibilities for a Physical Chemistry scientist role include, but are not limited to:

• Works autonomously as part of the team to deliver team’s priorities.
• Plans and conducts both manual and highly automated routine assays within timelines.
• Proficient at checking and locking routine assay data.
• Uses scientific judgement to aid data analysis and interpretation within routine assays.
• Effectively communicates routine assay results to interested parties.
• Conducts non-routine assays or bespoke assays designed by the team’s SS or SLS.
• Proactively identifies improvement opportunities for the team’s processes and leads routine assay development and validation.
• Coaches other team members on how to conduct routine assay work.
• Contributes to the purchasing and management of laboratory consumables.
• Proactively seeks to improve personal scientific knowledge.

Experience
Candidates will be able to demonstrate insight into how a compound’s physical chemical properties influence its plasma protein binding, aqueous solubility and logD values. Along with an understanding of the experimental factors that influence the associated assays and an ability to use their scientific judgement to evaluate the related data.

Capabilities
Candidates will be able to demonstrate strong aptitude in the areas of collaboration, decisive thinking, resilience, initiative and driving personal accountability.

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, quoting the relevant job reference number.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday, 11th January 2019.

Applicants will need to be available for interview on Thursday, 7th February 2019.

Direct applications only - no agencies please.
Cyprotex, part of the Evotec Group, are recruiting a Laboratory Assistant to support the Toxicology Team based at Alderley Park in Cheshire.

The Science Teams are at the heart of our business and are at the forefront of new science and technology, as well as delivering high-quality results to our clients combined with excellent customer service. The role is available on a permanent basis, and would suit someone seeking a junior entry-level role in laboratory science.

As a Laboratory Assistant, you will perform a support role to the various scientists within the team, carrying out tasks both independently and under supervision, to enable the team to deliver high quality work to our customers. Cyprotex will support you with relevant training and enable you to build a successful career within our organisation.

Responsibilities may include:
• Preparation of compound stocks, buffers, media and other materials required for experimental work.
• Monitoring of consumables stock levels in the laboratory and re-stocking shelves.
• General laboratory housekeeping.
• Calibration of pipettes and robotics systems.
• Helping to gather compounds and consumables ready for assays and tidy away afterwards.
• Cleaning of the cell culture facilities and potentially basic cell culture tasks.
• Contributing to process improvement and the sharing of new ideas within the team.
• Archiving of paperwork.
• Complying fully with the company safety policy.
• Adhering to the Cyprotex Quality Procedures.
• With further training and experience, supporting our customer projects by conducting scientific experiments with defined, agreed objectives and timelines.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Science A-level (or equivalent) or previous experience of working in a laboratory environment.
• Reliable and motivated.
• Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with other people.
• Good organisational and time management skills.
• Good verbal communication skills.
• Computer proficiency.

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 are growing through innovation, collaboration, nurturing our people and continuing to develop a world class organisation.

Our work is challenging and we aim to recruit and retain the most talented, competent staff from all walks of life, educational backgrounds and nationalities, to provide the expertise and dedication to enable us to achieve continued 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 via the folowing link:

Submit Your Application Here 

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday, 28th February 2019. Applicants will need to be available for interview during week commencing 11th March 2019.
Cyprotex, part of the Evotec group are recruiting a Scientist to join our Analytical Team based at Alderley Park, Cheshire, UK.

We are seeking an individual with analytical experience to work on Metabolite Identification studies. Analytical experience should ideally have been obtained within a discovery or bioanalytical environment either as a post-graduate or from working within the industry. A minimum of a BSc in a relevant field is required. Hands-on experience of maintaining and using LC-MS/MS systems in support of small molecule Metabolite Identification projects is desirable.

Primary Responsibilities:
• The primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Development of customised LC-MS/MS methods to support Metabolite ID studies.
• Troubleshooting and system maintenance and co-ordination of engineer visits.
• Running the analytical phase of Metabolite ID studies with involvement in high-resolution MS/MS analysis, structural elucidation and reporting.
• Setup and running of reactive metabolite assays including analysis and reporting.
• Contributing to our Quality System via preparation and review of SOPs.
• Collaborating effectively with our Information Systems Team to implement data processing tools. Seeking opportunities to form additional collaborative relationships.
• Promote and support a continuous improvement culture.

Additional Responsibilities may include:
• Contributing to the scheduling of lab activities and resources.
• Flexing into other analytical areas to provide resource/cover given suitable training and supervision.
• Working with assay scientists to maximise quality and throughput.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Essential:
• Hands-on experience of utilising LC-MS/MS techniques for analysis of small and large molecules in invitro and invivo samples from within a discovery, development or CRO setting.
• The ability to perform routine maintenance on LC-MS/MS equipment.
• A high level of attention to detail and 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 learn new techniques and processes at a fast pace.

Preferred but not essential
• Advanced LC-MS/MS maintenance skills.
• Experience with MassLynx™, Analyst™ or other Mass Spectrometry data-acquisition software packages.
• Experience of metabolite profiling software e.g. Metabolynx, Metabolite Pilot.
• A wider knowledge of analytical support in drug discovery/development (e.g. bioanalytical method validation).
• A knowledge of DMPK/ADME assays within drug discovery/development. 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. 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. The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday, 22nd February 2019. Applicants will need to be available for interview w/c 4th March 2019. Direct applications only – no agencies please.

Watertown, MA, USA

Job description

This is an opportunity for recent graduates seeking entry into the biotechnology industry to gain hands-on in vitro ADME-TOX and mass spectrometry experience with a world leader in ADMET innovation.

Cyprotex US, LLC is expanding and seeking hands-on, highly motivated scientists at multiple levels to conduct ADME-Tox assays independently. The successful candidate will actively participate in experimental design, performing experiments, and troubleshooting, as well as performing data analysis and interpretation. The ideal candidate will be independent, self-motivated, collaborative and able to multitask effectively while frequently under pressure to meet tight deadlines.

Requirements
• Excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills, and work ethic.
• Excellent organization, documentation and communication skills
• Degree in Pharmacy, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, or Engineering with a strong desire to learn a drug metabolism and toxicology skillset
• Ability to interpret results, identify issues, troubleshoot and propose solutions to study design, execution, analysis and interpretation
• Knowledge of current regulatory guidance relating to ADME-TOX a plus Basic Qualifications
• Results-oriented B.S./M.S./PhD-level scientist with a strong science background
• Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical career orientation Preferred Qualifications
• Experience testing compounds in cell based or biochemical assays
• Use of analytical equipment such as HPLC and (u)HPLC-MS/MS
• Experience with laboratory automation systems, including liquid handling systems.

Principals only. Candidates must currently possess unrestricted authorization to work in the United States. At this time, the company does not intend to sponsor work visas for this position.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:
• Bachelor's, Master’s, or PhD

To apply, email your résumé to US-careers@cyprotex.com
Cyprotex US is looking for an Associate Scientist based in Watertown, MA to assume responsiblity for the routine screening of compounds in various in vitro toxicology assays and reporting to the Associate Director or Senior Scientist.  There will be no direct reports.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITES
  • Cell Culture experience with immortalized cell lines. (Primary cell experience a plus).
  • Responsible for planning and conducting high and low throughput toxicology screens, processing data to a high quality of standards, and within specified time frames.
  • To assist the Scientist with validation and investigative assays.
  • To monitor and maintain stock consumables where required.
  • To help with the validation and routine maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  • To provide support to the Senior Scientist, Laboratory Supervisors and Senior Research Scientist when trouble shooting.
  • Identifies, within their group, where support is required and manages their own time sufficiently to provide this support.
  • To follow safety regulations and quality control procedures.
  • To report any issues of concern and discuss/advise scientific strategy with the Laboratory Supervisor and/or Senior Research Scientist.
  • To be aware of the Cyprotex Quality Policy and procedures and to work within the terms of the Cyprotex Quality policy.
  • To periodically contribute to the writing and review of SOPs and to keeping them up to date.
LIKELY CHARACTERISICS
  • The incumbent is likely holding a BS or equivalent experience in a relevant bio scientific discipline with at least 1-2 years experience working within industry (pharma or CRO).
  • Effective communication and organizational skills, and the ability to troubleshoot and multitask under pressure of deadlines are important.
To apply, email your résumé to US-careers@cyprotex.com

This is an opportunity for a scientist with hands-on in vitro ADME experience to join a fast-paced international company, the world leader in ADMET innovation.

Cyprotex US, LLC is seeking a hands-on, highly motivated scientist to conduct routine ADME assays independently. The successful candidate will actively participate in experimental design, performing experiments, and troubleshooting, as well as performing data analysis and interpretation. The ideal candidate will be independent, self-motivated, collaborative and able to multitask effectively while frequently under pressure to meet tight deadlines.

Requirements

• Have performed routine in vitro ADME assays in the past, preferably in a CRO or pharmaceutical company

• Excellent organization, documentation and communication skills

• Broad knowledge of pharmaceutical DMPK/ADME or related disciplines

• Ability to interpret results, identify issues, troubleshoot and propose solutions to study design, execution, analysis and interpretation

• Knowledge of current regulatory guidance relating to ADME

Basic Qualifications

• Results-oriented B.S./M.S.-level scientist with a biological science background

• A minimum of 2 years of relevant, hands-on industry experience focused on ADME assays

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience testing compounds in cell based or biochemical assays

•Use of analytical equipment such as HPLC and (u)HPLC-MS/MS

• Experience with laboratory automation systems, including liquid handling systems.

Principals only. Candidates must currently possess unrestricted authorization to work in the United States. At this time, the company does not intend to sponsor work visas for this position.

Job Type

Permanent

Required Education

Bachelor's

Required Experience

ADME/DMPK: 2 years


To apply, email your résumé to US-careers@cyprotex.com

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