Research Assistant/Associate (Compound/Population Summaries) – Certara UK LTD (Simcyp Division)
Closing Date for Applications: Midnight (UK time), 7th April 2019
Line of Management: Senior Scientist in Translational DMPK Science
Position Type: Full Time
Holiday Entitlement: 25 days, plus statutory bank holidays
Salary: £23,000 – £30,000 per annum dependent on qualifications and experience (plus discretionary bonus, pension contribution, health scheme etc.)
Location: Sheffield, UK (must be eligible to work in the UK)
We have an immediate opening for a junior scientist. Working as part of a team, the successful applicant will have a key role in updating and ensuring the quality of the databases and reports associated within the Simcyp Simulator. The candidate should have familiarity with literature searching, and data collation and analysis. The successful applicant should work with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail in the tasks they undertake. The ability to check and critique the work of other scientists is also an important requirement for this position.
The successful candidate will join an internationally recognised, multidisciplinary research team, providing opportunities for further development of knowledge and skills. The post does not include laboratory or clinical work. We offer a unique and exciting mix of academic and commercial environments which encourage regular attendance at scientific meetings as part of our continuous education programs.
BSc (or equivalent experience) in a relevant field (e.g. chemical, biological or Pharmaceutical Science).
Knowledge of in vitro assays used in drug metabolism and pharmacokinetic studies.
Demonstrable skills in literature searching and data compilation and analysis.
Demonstrable communication skills and good interpersonal and organizational skills.
Some understanding of modelling and simulation principles of physiological and biological systems.
Some experience with the R package would be beneficial.
Experience in some aspects of QA would be beneficial.
Simcyp is part of Certara, a company which combines sophisticated research and development informatics with the power of predictive science methodologies to span the drug development spectrum and offer pharma a previously unavailable ‘end-to-end’ solution in the quest for improving human health. The Simcyp team conducts cutting-edge research and provides consultancy, knowledge integration tools, algorithms, modelling solutions and databases (implemented in its globally-recognised Simcyp Population-based Simulator) for a client base of major blue-chip pharmaceutical and biotechnology organisations. Simcyp focuses, in particular, on gathering information required for the modelling and simulation (M&S) of the individual time-course and fate of drugs. We are on course to become the global industry standard, consequently, there is a continuous requirement for high quality people to join us, help in our expansion and share in our success.
Please send your CV, covering letter and the names of two references to the Certara