Astex Pharmaceuticals is a dynamic company striving to make an impact in the fight against cancer and other major diseases. We seek to attract and retain talented individuals who want to make a difference to patients by playing a key role in the development of innovative new therapies.

The Company’s corporate headquarters is located in Dublin, California, housing general and administration, clinical, regulatory and quality assurance departments. Astex’s research headquarters is located on the Cambridge Science Park in Cambridge, UK, managing research and development, preclinical and manufacturing departments.

Why Choose Astex Pharmaceuticals?

Astex prides itself on the dedication and passion of its employees to undertake creative research that facilitates the translation of cutting-edge science into novel drug discovery and the development of innovative therapies to treat disease.

Opportunities exist for talented and enthusiastic individuals who want to make a contribution to the success of the Company. In return the Company offers its employees a stimulating, research-driven work environment where they may develop their skills by supporting and working on a variety of challenging projects.

The Company’s facilities are located in the dynamic biotechnology clusters of the San Francisco Bay Area and Cambridge, UK, accessible by public transportation.


Astex seeks to attract and retain talented individuals who can contribute to the Company’s success. The Company offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package, which is available to all of its employees and includes medical, life insurance, short- and long-term disability and comprehensive pension planning.

Details of the specific benefits for employees at the US and UK sites will be made available to prospective employees.

Qualities We Are Seeking

  • Talented
  • Self-Motivated
  • Team Players

Company Culture

Astex Pharmaceuticals is a company that values work/life balance. We make the work environment a fun place to be and can offer flexible working hours to accommodate the outside demands of life.

Astex Pharmaceuticals Core Values Are:

  • Innovation
  • Accountability
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Employee Development
  • Open Communication
  • Integrity

Company Events

United States

  • Fundraising runs and walks
  • Summer employee & family picnics
  • Holiday luncheons & events
  • Birthday celebrations
  • Ice cream socials
  • Yoga classes
  • Step by step – personal wellness program

United Kingdom

  • Subsidized social events including theatre trips and sporting events
  • Annual summer and winter parties/family picnics
  • Fundraising runs and walks
  • Lunchtime volleyball and running club
  • Milestone celebrations

Current Openings

Our employees are our most important resource at Astex Pharmaceuticals. It is through their efforts that we strive to make a difference in the lives of patients every day.

Below is the link to our current U.S. and U.K. job openings. If there is an active job search, a detailed job description will be included with a process for applying and submitting your resume. This is the fastest and most reliable way to be considered for any of our positions. Please review our Privacy Policy before submitting any electronic information.

Astex Pharmaceuticals is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

US/UK openings:

Search Openings

No recruiter solicitations please

Attention Recruiters

Any individual candidate interested in employment with Astex Pharmaceuticals may submit his or her resume online by navigating to and choosing "Careers." And while we welcome any person's interest in our company, Astex Pharmaceuticals does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or agencies. Submission of unsolicited resumes in advance of an agreement between Astex Pharmaceuticals and the recruiter does not create any implied obligation on the part of Astex Pharmaceuticals.