Evotec (UK) Ltd - Associate Scientist – Physical Chemistry - REQ-06168

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Associate Scientist – Physical Chemistry - REQ-06168
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Role: Associate Scientist – Physical Chemistry, Permanent
Direct Report: to Senior Scientist or Associate Principal Scientist – Physical Chemistry
Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week
Salary: Starting from £23,000 pa, dependant on skills and experience, excellent benefits package plus annual bonuses
Location: Alderley Park, Macclesfield, SK10 4TG.

Our Company
Cyprotex vision is to be pioneers of innovative ADME-Tox partnerships, driving the delivery of safer and more effective medicines.  With state-of-the-art facilities and technical expertise, we specialise in in-vitro and in silico ADME-Tox services, providing a wide range of assays tailored to our client’s needs.  This includes in vitro screening to support discovery projects, regulatory studies to support preclinical and clinical development, specialist mechanistic in vitro human and animal toxicity models 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, Derbyshire 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 join our team of 18+ Physical Chemistry scientists.  The team is responsible for delivering high-quality aqueous solubility, lipophilicity, aqueous chemical stability and matrix-binding data to our clients, supporting their drug discovery activities.

Role as our Associate Scientist

As an Associate Scientist, you will be primarily laboratory-based, working with our highly skilled team to ensure that Physical Chemistry assays, both commercial and R&D focussed, are performed to a high standard and within scheduled timeframes.


Key Responsibilities

  • To prepare, monitor and maintain compounds, stock solutions, buffers and any other assay-related materials.
  • To be responsible for the validation and routine maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  • To assist in running and maintaining liquid-handling robots to support high throughput processes.
  • To support the execution of assigned routine and bespoke assays.
  • To ensure work is performed to an exceptionally high standard, within specified time frames, ensuring safety regulations and QC procedures are strictly adhered to.
  • To assist in data analysis and interpretation.
  • To ensure all laboratory equipment and work areas are clean and in proper working order on completion of assigned tasks.
  • To ensure that all errors and erroneous results are reported to your supervisor with minimal delay.
  • To assist in the supervision and mentoring of trainees and other support staff when required.
  • To participate in initiatives to improve group processes and make efficiency gains in assays.
  • To ensure accurate and complete documentation of all activities as required by relevant SOPs and Quality policies.


Education, Qualifications and Experience

  • Knowledge of general laboratory processes is essential.
  • BSc in Chemistry, Drug Metabolism or a related field, or at least 2 years’ experience working within a related laboratory environment.
  • Strong communication and time-management skills.
  • Computer literate with experience in using Microsoft Office.
  • Direct experience in working with automated liquid handling systems, liquid chromatography and mass spectroscopy instruments is advantageous.


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 cover letter to Workday via our website, careers page. Click the link Careers - Cyprotex

Closing Date: Sunday 21st August 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Lomas, Recruiter 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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