Evotec (UK) Ltd - Laboratory Assistant - Drug Metabolism - REQ-05800

Job Title:
Laboratory Assistant - Drug Metabolism - REQ-05800
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Role: Laboratory Assistant - Drug Metabolism (ADME), Permanent
Direct Report: to Associate Principal Scientist, Drug Metabolism
Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £20,200 pa, dependant on skills and experience, excellent benefits package plus annual bonuses
Location: Alderley Park, Macclesfield, SK10 4TG.

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 a stunning 400-acre estate, open green spaces, and 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, exciting opportunities have arisen to join our team of 30+ drug metabolism scientists.  We are responsible for delivering high-quality metabolic stability, enzyme inhibition, enzyme kinetics and enzyme induction data to our clients supporting projects from early discovery right through to clinical development.

Role of Laboratory Assistant for Drug Metabolism Team

As a Laboratory Assistant within the Science Department, you will work in the ADME team.  You will perform a support role to the various scientists within the team, carrying out tasks both independently and under supervision that will 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 organization

Key Responsibilities

  • 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 tidying 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.

Education, Qualifications and Experience

  • Science A-level (or equivalent)
  • Desire to gain experience in a scientific 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.

What we can offer you in return

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package

  • Pension on completion (but not subject to) of your 3-month probationary period. Contributions 5% for employees (salary sacrifice) and 5% for the employer. The employee can opt to increase their contribution and the employer will match the increase up to a maximum of 7.5%.
  • 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 provides 75% of the 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 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

  • The 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 via our careers page.  Click the link Careers - Cyprotex

Closing Date: Sunday 3rd July 2022.

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

Evotec is proud to be an equal opportunities employer, welcoming individuals regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, race, 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.

Direct applications only – No agencies please.

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