Recruitment

Recruitment at Domainex – drug discovery CRO in Cambridge

 

Domainex is a fast-growing, privately-owned drug discovery service company, with a strong reputation for innovation. We support academic, biotechnology, patient foundation and pharmaceutical life-science organisations globally to progress their drug discovery programmes towards pre-clinical development. We are an ambitious organisation offering best-in-class services to our sponsors. We are based at a state-of-the-art 20,000 square-foot facility at the Chesterford Research Park near Cambridge, UK and are a co-located, multi-disciplinary team of chemists and biologists with a friendly, collaborative, can-do approach to our work.

 

Complementing an ambitious growth strategy, we are actively investing in our people and technologies, and looking to strengthen our teams.  If you would like to join us, and have the skills and experience we are looking for, we would love to hear from you.    ​


Medicinal Chemists

Looking for the chance to use your scientific knowledge, to work alongside experienced researchers and contribute to the discovery of new treatments for patients?  Domainex currently has opportunities for talented laboratory-based synthetic and medicinal chemists to join our research team. We’re an expanding contract research organisation providing fully integrated, drug discovery services to the scientific community.  Our multi-disciplinary team works in a highly collaborative manner with our clients - bringing together talent, creativity and expertise to convert ideas and discoveries into new healthcare solutions.  Each client project brings new scientific challenges and our scientists must be versatile, and responsive to the evolving needs as each project progresses.

Successful candidates will have:

  • a Ph.D. in organic or medicinal chemistry, or a B.Sc/M.Sc. degree in chemistry and may also have additional experience in industry
  • a passion for synthetic chemistry and be able propose and execute synthetic routes efficiently
  • problem-solving ability from combining personal knowledge of synthetic methods and techniques, with the desire to seek-out and apply novel and innovative solutions from the wider literature
  • good communication skills; able to summarise and present scientific results and ideas to colleagues
  • proven ability to work in a team, be proactive, and strive to deliver high quality

Domainex is an award-winning company located in Cambridge, one of the UK’s leading hubs for bioscientific research and innovation, and offers a stimulating and rewarding research environment.

We currently have permanent and fixed-term opportunities available.  

If you would like to apply for one of these positions, please send your CV and a covering letter, quoting reference CS0220 to recruitment2020@domainex.co.uk.

Please note: We are not accepting any enquiries or candidate profiles from recruitment organisations.

Closing Date: 31 March 2020

 


Protein Scientist

Would you like to make a major contribution to the discovery of new treatments for patients by using your scientific knowledge?   If so, you will want to know that Domainex has a full-time permanent job vacancy for a Protein Scientist with biochemistry and/or biophysics experience to join our growing team.

This role primarily involves:

  • Using cutting-edge research to advance our customers’ drug discovery programmes.
  • Responsibility for developing and performing biochemical and biophysical assays (e.g. thermal shift assays, kinetic or endpoint enzyme assays, fluorescence polarisation, microscale thermophoresis).
  • Data analysis and interpretation in order to produce reliable and precise reports that can be provided to clients.
  • Working in close collaboration with colleagues in medicinal chemistry and analytical chemistry to provide integrated drug discovery solutions.
  • Working efficiently and diligently to meet deadlines.
  • Very diverse and fast-changing workload, so you must enjoy working in a dynamic environment! 

We are looking for scientists who are qualified to PhD level in biological research, preferably molecular biology or biochemistry, or are BSc graduates with several years’ of relevant experience within the biomedical sector. Previous experience in developing and carrying-out assays against isolated proteins is desirable but not essential, and additional training will be provided to broaden your skill-set.  The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, a quick learner, have good problem-solving skills, and be able to work effectively in a team.  

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter, quoting reference PS0220, to recruitment2020@domainex.co.uk

Please note: We are not accepting any enquiries or candidate profiles from recruitment organisations.

Closing Date: 15th March 2020


Assay Biologist (Cellular)

Are you looking for an opportunity to apply your problem-solving skills and scientific knowledge to the development of new treatments for patients?   Domainex is expanding its cellular assay capabilities and is looking for skilled and highly-motivated cell biologists to join its Assay Biology team.  These roles drive our assay development and screening efforts, and are responsible for the design, running, and reporting of experiments that are critical to the success of our clients’ drug discovery projects.  You will be mainly working on cellular assays, although there will be opportunities to expand your skill-set to include biochemical and biophysical experiments.  Our assay portfolio is ever increasing, and includes immunoassays, cell signalling assays, viability assays, imaging, and binding assays that are relevant to many different drug target classes.

We are looking for scientists who are qualified to PhD level in a relevant field of biological research, such as cell biology, pharmacology, immunology, or cancer.  BSc graduate applicants with several years of experience in these fields within the biomedical sector will also be considered.  Previous experience in mammalian cell culture and developing and running cellular assays is required, and additional training will be provided to broaden your skill-set.  The successful candidate also will be enthusiastic, a quick learner, have good problem-solving skills, and be able to work effectively in a team.  

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter, quoting reference ABC0120, to recruitment2020@domainex.co.uk

Please note: We are not accepting any enquiries or candidate profiles from recruitment organisations.

Closing Date: 31 March 2020


Associate Screening Scientist 

Are you looking for the right opportunity to work in a scientific laboratory alongside experienced researchers to make a major contribution to the discovery of new treatments for patients? If so, you will want to know that Domainex has a full-time vacancy - initially on a one-year fixed-term contract - in our Assay Biology team. This role involves performing a range of screening assays to support our customers’ drug discovery programmes, whilst working in close collaboration with your assay development colleagues.  It’s a dynamic environment, as the range of assays you are working with will change over time as new assays are developed and older ones are retired.

The role requires someone who can follow instructions accurately and with attention to detail, and who enjoys performing standardised tasks to an agreed schedule. The successful candidate will be results oriented, able to deliver their work on time, and can quality control the data they have generated.

We are looking for a scientist who may be qualified to graduate level in a lab-based scientific discipline, preferably a biological science; and/or someone who may not have a degree but has relevant experience from working in an analytical or diagnostics lab. Additional training will be provided.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter, quoting reference AS0120, to recruitment2020@domainex.co.uk

Please note: We are not accepting any enquiries or candidate profiles from recruitment organisations.

Closing Date: 15 March 2020


Director of Business Development

Established since 2001 and based near Cambridge, UK, Domainex Ltd is an independent and integrated drug discovery service company that has a strong reputation for innovation in the marketplace, founded upon a highly experienced, multi-disciplinary team of about 60 scientists. In recent years, we have made significant progress in internationalising our client base and launching innovative new services, such as our FragmentBuilder fragment-based drug design platform.  We are an ambitious organisation that plans to grow sustainably over the coming years, and to drive this expansion we want to make a key appointment to our business development team.

The vacancy is for a Director of Business Development that will operate across the life science market in Europe and North America, reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer. We are looking for applicants who want to play a leading role in our ambitious growth plans, and have the following attributes:

  • Educated to at least Bachelor’s degree level in chemistry
  • Hands-on experience of working in the biomedical sector, either in a laboratory-based role, or in sales and marketing
  • Willingness to travel overseas on a regular basis
  • A good understanding of the small-molecule drug discovery process
  • Ability to influence decision-makers at biotech and pharma companies
  • Ideally an established network of connections in biotech and pharma companies, and a track record of forging new alliances

The Director of Business Development will be responsible for the full sales cycle, from identifying and qualifying new leads to closing on new contracts. Our chosen candidate will be expected to work closely with colleagues in the commercial and operational departments to secure new business, and have the tenacity and energy to pursue multiple opportunities in parallel at various stages of the sales cycle.

To apply, please sending your CV, covering letter and your deal sheet, quoting reference BD0120, to recruitment2020@domainex.co.uk

Remuneration: The position offers an attractive base salary with generous company pension scheme and a commission structure that rewards personal success in securing new business.

Closing date: 15 March 2020

Please note: We will not accept any enquiries or candidate profiles from recruitment organisations.

 

 


Established in 2001, Domainex is a privately-owned, rapidly growing drug discovery services company with expertise spanning disease target expression, hit discovery, hit-to-lead identification and lead optimisation.

We have established an excellent reputation for providing high-quality and innovative drug discovery services and have an established track record of delivering preclinical drug candidates for our partners. Our clients include leading universities, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies in the UK and overseas.

As a fast-growing technology company, Domainex offers a stimulating environment in which to work. Scientists are encouraged to be innovators, work collaboratively and above all to deliver high quality data and results to our customers.

For all posts, we are legally obliged to confirm that the appointee is eligible to work in the UK before they start working for us. When applying for jobs it is important that you are aware of your eligibility status as government restrictions apply to the employment of migrant workers. If invited to interview, you will be required to provide proof of your eligibility to work in the UK on your arrival.

Due to the anticipated high number of applicants, we can only reply to candidates with the most relevant skills and experience. If you have not heard back from us within one month of submitting your application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Domainex is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for any employment opportunities.  Please, no phone calls or emails.  All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Domainex via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for any position will be deemed the sole property of Domainex.  No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Domainex as a result of the referral or through other means.