Analytical Chemist

Sosei Heptares is an international biopharmaceutical group focused on the design and development of new medicines originating from its proprietary G Protein-Coupled Receptor (GPCR) targeted StaR® technology and Structure-Based Drug Design (SBDD) platform capabilities. The company is advancing a broad and deep pipeline of partnered and in-house drug candidates in multiple therapeutic areas including neurology, immunology, immuno-oncology, gastroenterology and rare/specialty diseases. Sosei Heptares is a world-leader in engineering of functional, stabilized GPCRs in their natural pharmacological conformations (agonist or antagonist), enabling the determination of 3D structures of GPCR-ligand complexes useful for SBDD.

Sosei Heptares has approximately 145 employees based in the new R&D research facility at Granta Park. The size of the company ensures a transparent linkage between all activities from early discovery through to clinical development.

We are seeking a highly motivated analytical chemist to join our analytical and purification team within the medicinal chemistry department. The individual should have a relevant background in analytical chemistry and preferably experience in state-of-the-art purification systems and NMR. The role will involve both analytical and preparative separation aspects within our HPLC-MS, SFC-MS and UPLC-MS capabilities. The individual will help support and develop our compound quality control, as part of the overall compound management process, utilising UPLC-MS instrumentation. The candidate should be flexible and be able to adapt to meet team requirements demonstrating excellent time management skills. Full training will be provided, for the successful candidate, on the wide range of analytical techniques used at Sosei Heptares.

For the right candidate, the role provides an opportunity to work with senior scientists to develop and apply best practice in a growing company on scientifically challenging issues at the cutting edge of discovery and development of new medicines.


Our preferred candidate will have the following profile:
• Minimum 2.1 degree in Analytical Chemistry (or closely related discipline)
• Relevant experience is desirable but not essential; comprehensive training will be provided
• Highly motivated and enthusiastic to learn new skills and techniques to contribute to the ongoing discovery research
• Proactive and responsive to the challenges of the role
• Excellent communication and interaction skills and a capability to operate in a proactive, collaborative and entrepreneurial biotech culture
• Clearly communicate in English both verbally and in written reports

Application Instructions: 

Applicants must be able to demonstrate proof of the right to work in the United Kingdom.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Sosei Heptares is an equal opportunities employer.

Applications should include a covering letter, providing a short description of the background to their interest in the role, with curriculum vitae including the names and contact details for two referees.

Please send your application in pdf format, quoting reference number 2019/1Chem. The closing date for applications is 31st March 2019.

Strictly no agencies.

Application Closing Date: 
31 March