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Job Id JOB ID-08572 Standort Macclesfield, United Kingdom Date posted 11/30/2023 Category Research & Development

As a Senior Scientist you will be primarily laboratory-based, working with our highly skilled team to ensure that analytical sciences LC-MS assays, both commercial and R&D focused, are performed to a high standard and within scheduled timeframes.  In addition, as a visible leader in the group, utilizing excellent communication, organizational and technical skills, you will support the training and development of staff, improving the team’s knowledge and processes. Does this sound like you? If so, then this could be an opportunity for you!

Role: Senior Scientist - High Throughput, Permanent

Direct Report: to Principal Scientist, Analytical Sciences

Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week

Salary: Starting from £33,000 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, Derbyshire 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 highly skilled scientists in our High-Throughput Analytical laboratories.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Plan and conduct both routine and Analytical Sciences assays including MS/MS compound optimisation and LC method optimisation for high volumes of compounds using automated tools and established processes
  • To be a senior point of contact, for the team and study managers, for operational and scientific support across all routine assays, including problem solving, data analysis and data interpretation.
  • To effectively plan and communicate assay schedule within the team and cross-functional groups.
  • To drive and support assay development and validation. 
  • To collaborate with scientists and regularly present findings to the group.
  • To ensure that all errors and erroneous results are reported to your supervisor with minimal delay.
  • To keep up to date with relevant scientific advances and regulatory guidelines in the field of Analytical Sciences.
  • To ensure all laboratory equipment and work areas are clean and in proper working order on completion of assigned tasks.
  • To ensure accurate and complete documentation of all activities as required by relevant SOPs and Quality policies.
  • To keep up to date with future technologies/instrumentation establishing benefits and implementation for HT-Analytical

Skills & Competencies (essential)

  • Minimum BSc in relevant scientific discipline covering chemistry with experience of working within industry
  • Produce accurate documentation and report all analytical activities and results in a clear and coherent manner, maintaining the highest standards of quality and compliance, with a high level of attention to detail and the ability to work without close supervision.
  • Highly motivated team player with a high level of dedication.
  • Plan, schedule and carry out your work effectively for successful project completion.
  • Experience in working with LC-MS/MS techniques in support of pre-clinical small/large molecule assays.
  • Experience with MassLynx™, Analyst™ or other Mass Spectrometry data-acquisition software packages.
  • A wider knowledge of analytical support in drug discovery/development.
  • A knowledge of DMPK/ADME assays within drug discovery.
  • The ability to perform routine maintenance/troubleshoot on LC-MS/MS equipment


  • Coach, mentor and line manage other members of the team meetings, regular 1 to1 discussions and ad hoc interactions.

Additional Benefits

What we can offer you in return

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

  • Company Pension Scheme
  • 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.
  • Private dental cover, on completion (but not subject to) of your 3-month probationary period.
  • 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.

FR : Dans le cadre de sa politique Diversité, Evotec étudie, à compétences égales, toutes les candidatures dont celles des personnes en situation de handicap.

ENG : In the frame of our Diversity policy, Evotec considers, with equal competences, all applications including people with disabilities.

What makes us unique 

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    Our business model

    With Evotec’s Action Plan 2025 “The data-driven R&D Autobahn to Cures”, our goal is to stay competitive in the ever evolving life science industry. Together for medicines that matter.

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    Our expertise

    Togehter, we are creators and turn imaginations into cures. With Evotec, a smart idea can unfold and mature, with the help of our high expertises and cutting-edge technologies.

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    Our team

    Our collaborative and trustful work environment enables solution-oriented discussions among colleagues. We inspire each other to great aspirations and know that, together, we’ll go further.

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Success Profile

Cultural fit and soft skills are important factors for success. Check out the traits we’re looking for:

Success Profile

Cultural fit and soft skills are important factors for success. Check out the traits we’re looking for:

  • Curiosity
  • Resilient
  • Creative mindset
  • Teamplayer
  • Forward-thinking
  • Adaptable


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