Our People & Culture

Current UK Vacancies

Unlock your potential

By choosing Astex you will have the opportunity of working on stimulating, innovative projects in a collaborative, high energy environment.

Our people seek scientific excellence and make a difference through their contribution.

For enquiries please send your CV and cover letter to recruitment.uk@astx.com

Why Astex

We offer excellent training and career development opportunities as well as highly competitive salary and benefits package.

Hybrid working and remote working options are available to promote a flexible and inclusive work environment.

Our People and Culture

At Astex we embrace diversity and equality of opportunity.

We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse Company representing all backgrounds, harnessing industry-leading scientific innovation and behaviours.

To actively promote inclusion and diversity within Astex, we advertise our positions on a variety of websites including BBSTEM, Nature, New Scientist.

Chemistry Opportunities

We have exciting opportunities with the Chemistry Team for an Analytical Chemist and High Throughput Experimentation & Automation Specialist   as well as a skilled organic chemist to join our prestigious Sustaining Innovation Postdoctoral Training Programme

Astex is also seeking to appoint an influential Medicinal Chemistry leader with a track record leading drug discovery project teams.


Informatics Opportunities

Astex has a strong, established Informatics group with a history of developing cutting-edge bespoke tools for SBDD, cheminformatics and bioinformatics. We have built a proprietary, highly integrated informatics platform, which forms the basis of Astex’s data-driven and scientific approach to decision making.

In over 20 years of FBDD campaigns, we have acquired an unrivalled resource of structural data, combined with associated chemistry and biological data. Our aim is to utilise this rich data resource to its full potential, and we believe recent advances in data science, machine learning and simulation can help us take our FBDD platform to the next level.

To help us achieve this ambitious goal, Astex is now looking to undertake a significant expansion in Informatics.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with excellent scientific or programming backgrounds and expertise in any of the following areas:

  • artificial intelligence
  • structure-based drug design
  • web development
  • simulation-based free energy methods
  • structural biology

Bioscience Opportunities

Our continued investment in new technologies such as CryoEM and bioinformatics has provided new opportunities for drug discovery in both oncology and neurodegenerative disease.

We are now looking to broaden our capabilities in the Bioscience area to exploit this investment and drive our drug discovery portfolio forward.

We have several exciting opportunities for you to contribute your experience and expertise to the drug discovery process at Astex.

From target identification and validation through compound evaluation with in vitro and in vivo models to translational support for clinical trials, its an exciting time to join Astex.

We are looking for individuals with a strong scientific background and expertise in any of the following areas:

  • biochemical assays and enzyme kinetics
  • ion channel biology
  • translational and cell biology
  • in vivo disease models
  • metabolite identification and ADME assay development

These roles span a range of levels and we welcome applications from those new to drug discovery as well as those with industrial experience.

This is an opportunity to develop your career in a thriving multidisciplinary drug discovery environment with a strong focus on collaboration.

Have a look at our Current Vacancies to find out more!

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