Evotec (UK) Ltd - Associate Scientist - Toxicology

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Associate Scientist - Toxicology
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Our Company

Cyprotex is part of the Evotec Group, a global leader in research. With state-of-the-art facilities and technical expertise, we provide innovative and bespoke assurance tailored to each of our client’s needs. Cyprotex specialises in in vitro and in silico ADME-Tox services. This includes in vitro ADME screening to support discovery projects, regulatory in vitro ADME and DDI studies during preclinical and clinical development, specialist mechanistic in vitro human and animal toxicity models (e.g., 3D models and MEA electrophysiology) and PBPK/QSAR modelling expertise. As well as supporting clients directly, we have a strong focus on R&D.

Our Alderley Park site is set in the heart of Cheshire surrounded by stunning 400-acre estate, open green spaces, sweeping viewpoints, all within easy reach of Merseyside and Greater Manchester, Staffordshire, and Shropshire. Easy access to public transport.  

As a result of year-on-year success within the company and continued business growth, an exciting opportunity has arisen to be a part of the leadership group supporting our highly skilled scientists within our Toxicology team.

Role and Responsibilities

As our Associate Scientist, you will be working within our dynamic and adaptable toxicology team who work closely together to support, coach, and mentor one another. The team is committed to the developments continually strive to be at the forefront of in vitro toxicology capabilities. Working with collaborative partnerships ranging from small academic groups to large international pharmaceutical and cosmetics companies in doing so, it champions the use of new science and technology to provide tailored solutions aligned to the specific needs of each client. We continually push to grow and improve our scientific offerings through bespoke projects and continual assay development. Our team currently consists of 18 members with varying levels of experience and areas of expertise team and in response to our growing business we are looking for another Associate Scientist to support the group’s further expansion.

  • 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.
  • Keeping up to date with relevant scientific advances and regulatory guidelines in the field of in vitro toxicology.


Skills & Competencies (essential)

  • 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). 
  • 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.
  • Keeping up to date with scientific literature advances, developments, and regulatory guidelines in toxicology.
  • Computer literate with previous experience using Microsoft Office and LIMS.



  • Previous employment within a contract research environment.
  • Highly self-motivated and personable with the ability 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.
  • Previous experience of laboratory processes and cell culture techniques
  • Knowledge of High Content Imaging (HCI), Seahorse and/or Flow Cytometry platforms
  • Direct experience in Toxicology assays or working with automated liquid-handling and robotics systems


Education, Qualifications and Experience

  • MSc in toxicology (or a related field) or a BSc/MSc plus relevant experience of working within a laboratory environment in industry.
  • Experienced working within CRO or pharmaceutical environment would be welcomed.


Additional Benefits

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package:

  • 10% non-contributory pension on completion of your 3-month probationary period.
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and additional length of service days awarded on the anniversary, up to a maximum of 30 days.
  • Private health insurance with BUPA for the employee and their partner/family under the company scheme.
  • Wellbeing support 24/7 and counselling services.
  • Permanent health insurance providing 75% of base salary after the qualifying period.
  • Eligibility to participate in the Company Bonus Scheme.  This is a discretionary benefit.
  • Career progression within the company, we have an excellent training and support and continuing professional development opportunities.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Refer a friend scheme, team and annual events, recognition awards and many more!


Onsite Facilities

  • Company pays for secure onsite parking.
  • Restaurant, café, and a gastro pub.
  • Gym and workout studio, running, walking, and cycling routes.
  • Good public transport links with the shuttle bus service.



Apply NOW – please upload your up-to-date CV and covering letter to Workday. You will find the link via our website, careers.

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Lomas, Recruiter on 07706 353703 or email To view our current vacancies and more for information about company visit our website at Career - Evotec or Careers - Cyprotex.

Evotec is proud to be an equal opportunities employer, welcoming individuals regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, race, age, nationality, religious denomination, or disability. We match our role based on your suitability and experience.

Candidates must have the right to work in the UK. We will consider European applications with the right skills and experience.

All roles will be subject to a security screening check.

Due to the high volume of applications, we may close this vacancy at any time once we find our perfect match.

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