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Domainex is a well-respected integrated medicines research services partner working globally with ambitious life science organisations, including biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, patient foundations and academic institutes.

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.    ​

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Protein Scientist/Structural Biologist

Do you feel passionate about biomedical research? Can you purify high-quality recombinant proteins? Can you solve protein-ligand structures? Does the challenge of solving difficult problems involved in the invention of new medicines excite you? If so, we are looking for you!

Domainex has a permanent vacancy in our Protein Science Team, which offers our clients a comprehensive range of services including: molecular biology; protein production for biochemical and biophysical assays, and for structural biology; and structural analysis of proteins by X-ray crystallography. Our unique, patented, Combinatorial Domain Hunting technology allows us to make and work with proteins that are otherwise refractory to recombinant expression.

Successful candidates

  • Will have expertise in molecular biology; recombinant protein expression and purification in E. coli, insect, or mammalian cells
  • Will have experience of using AKTA chromatography equipment (or similar) for protein purification to X-ray crystallography standard
  • Ideally are able to solve X-ray crystal structures independently and have a good working knowledge of the current software packages employed in protein crystallography (esp. XDS, CCP4, coot); if you have experience of solving structures of protein-ligand complexes over a range of target classes in a drug discovery environment that would be even better!
  • Experience in the use of biophysical techniques for characterisation of proteins and their binding interactions would also be a significant plus.

This role requires you to plan and implement experimental programmes, to solve any problems that arise, and to work effectively within project teams to deliver high-quality results to our clients. Laboratory work is a major element of this varied and challenging role. You will need to diligently interpret your data and report your results, and you must be able to make recommendations for further studies. You will also be discussing your results directly with our clients, and agreeing with them the next steps, so good communications skills are a must.

Job requirements

  • PhD with track-record of relevant and proven experience, i.e. publications and PDB depositions where applicable.
  • Independence and team working; flexibility to take on different projects; ability to make a meaningful impact on clients.
  • Ability to work on your own initiative, and to consistently deliver high quality results.
  • Creative thinking coupled to delivery of novel outcomes that leads to opportunities for inventorship or publications (papers/research articles).

To apply for this role, please send your CV and a covering letter, quoting reference PSSB0520, to recruitment2020@domainex.co.uk.


Bio-analytical Scientist

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 a talented analytical/bioanalytical scientist to join our research team. We’re an expanding contract research organisation (CRO) providing fully integrated drug discovery services to the scientific community.  Our multi-disciplinary team works in a highly collaborative manner with our clients - bringing talent, creativity and expertise that converts ideas and discoveries into new healthcare solutions.  Each project brings new scientific challenges and our scientists must be versatile and responsive to the evolving needs as each project progresses.

As an analytical/bioanalytical scientist, you will be responsible for working with an established internal team to solve problems and deliver results for client projects.  You will work at the interface between chemistry and biology, analysing samples prepared from a variety of biological matrices.  You will contribute to several different projects, across the whole drug discovery spectrum from Hit Identification to Lead Optimisation.  

The successful applicant will work with an experienced analytical group leader and contribute to the expansion and evolution of our growing department.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Ph.D/ M.Sc/ B.Sc/ degree in chemistry, natural sciences, or biochemistry.
  • Industrial experience (ideally more than 3 years), with a proven track record in analytical assay development and delivery of results where your conclusions have guided projects
  • experience with mass spectrometry (LC-MS, LC-MSMS)
  • the ability to generate bespoke assays for client-based projects, with support from experienced colleagues as required
  • excellent attention to detail
  • possess good inter-personal skills and a proven ability to work in a team
  • good communication skills; able to summarise
  • a proactive attitude, and strives to deliver high quality science

The candidate will ideally have experience in some of the following areas:

  • In vitro ADME and related assays e.g. hepatocyte stability, plasma-protein binding
  • experience with plate-based assays
  • handling of mammalian cells
  • bio-analysis
  • present scientific results and ideas to colleagues and external clients or collaborators as required

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

This is a permanent position.  

If you would like to apply for this job, please send your CV and a covering letter, quoting reference BAS0920 to recruitment2020@domainex.co.uk.

Closing Date: 31 October 2020


ADME/DMPK Scientist

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 a talented ADME/DMPK scientist to join our research team. We’re an expanding contract research organisation (CRO) providing fully integrated drug discovery services to the scientific community.  Our multi-disciplinary team works in a highly collaborative manner with our clients - bringing talent, creativity and expertise that converts ideas and discoveries into new healthcare solutions.  Each project brings new scientific challenges and our scientists must be versatile and responsive to the evolving needs as each project progresses.

As an ADME/DMPK scientist, you will be responsible for working with an established internal team to solve problems and deliver results for client projects.  You will work at the interface between chemistry and biology.  You will contribute to several different projects, across the whole drug discovery spectrum from Hit Identification to Lead Optimisation.  

The successful applicant will work with an experienced analytical group leader and contribute to the expansion and evolution of our growing department. This role has leadership potential in this discipline as Domainex continues to expand.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Ph.D/ M.Sc/ B.Sc/ degree in chemistry, natural sciences, or biochemistry.
  • Industrial experience (ideally more than 3 years), with a proven track record in delivering ADME/DMPK assay result delivery, where your conclusions have guided projects
  • experience of ADME assay development
  • In vitro ADME and related assays e.g. hepatocyte stability, microsomal stability, plasma-protein binding, CYP inhibition etc
  • experience with mass spectrometry (LC-MS, LC-MSMS)
  • the ability to generate bespoke assays for client-based projects, with support from experienced colleagues as required
  • excellent attention to detail
  • possess good inter-personal skills and a proven ability to work in a team
  • good communication skills; able to summarise and
  • a proactive attitude, and strives to deliver high quality science

The candidate will ideally have experience in some of the following areas:

  • experience with plate-based assays
  • handling of mammalian cells
  • bio-analysis
  • present scientific results and ideas to colleagues and external clients or collaborators as required

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

This is a permanent position.  

If you would like to apply for this job, please send your CV and a covering letter, quoting reference ADME0920 to recruitment2020@domainex.co.uk.

Closing Date: 31 October 2020


Analytical Scientist

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 a talented analytical/bioanalytical scientist to join our research team. We’re an expanding contract research organisation (CRO) providing fully integrated drug discovery services to the scientific community.  Our multi-disciplinary team works in a highly collaborative manner with our clients - bringing talent, creativity and expertise that converts ideas and discoveries into new healthcare solutions.  Each project brings new scientific challenges and our scientists must be versatile and responsive to the evolving needs as each project progresses.

As an analytical scientist, you will be responsible for working with an established internal team to solve problems and deliver results for client projects.  You will work at the interface between chemistry and biology, analysing samples prepared from a variety of biological matrices.  You will contribute to several different projects, across the whole drug discovery spectrum from Hit Identification to Lead Optimisation.  

The successful applicant will work with an experienced analytical group leader and contribute to the expansion and evolution of our growing department.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Ph.D/ M.Sc/ B.Sc/ degree in chemistry, natural sciences, or biochemistry.
  • Industrial experience (ideally more than 3 years), with a proven track record in analytical assay development and delivery of results where your conclusions have guided projects
  • experience with mass spectrometry (LC-MS, LC-MSMS)
  • proficient in a variety of analytical sample preparation techniques
  • the ability to generate bespoke assays for client-based projects, with support from experienced colleagues as required
  • excellent attention to detail
  • possess good inter-personal skills and a proven ability to work in a team
  • good communication skills; able to summarise
  • a proactive attitude, and strives to deliver high quality science

The candidate will ideally have experience in some of the following areas:

  • experience with plate-based assays
  • bio-analysis
  • present scientific results and ideas to colleagues and external clients or collaborators as required

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

This is a permanent position.  

If you would like to apply for this job, please send your CV and a covering letter, quoting reference ANS0920 to recruitment2020@domainex.co.uk.

Closing Date: 31 October 2020


Director of Marketing

Domainex is an award-winning drug discovery service company based near Cambridge, UK. We collaborate with pharmaceutical, biotechnology, academic, patient foundations and charities on a global basis. We currently have over 60 highly skilled and experienced scientists (both biologists and chemists) and have established a strong reputation in the market for providing innovative outcomes to our partners. In recent years, we have gained world-leading positions with our services, such as our FragmentBuilder fragment-based drug design platform. We are an ambitious, fast-growing and profitable organisation seeking to expand organically and launch innovative new services to gain market share globally.

To support our expansion plans, we are seeking to appoint an ambitious new Director of Marketing. The key responsibilities will be to build a strategic marketing plan and coordinate the delivery of a range of integrated marketing campaigns to support the growth targets of the company. The role will encompass various aspects of marketing including communications, research, brand building and product management. It will require the capability to deliver eye-catching and impactful marketing campaigns in partnership with internal and external stakeholders.

The successful applicant will be a seasoned marketeer in the life science sector adept at using various marketing communication channels to establish distinctive market positions and have a track record in influencing media outlets to adopt Domainex messaging. The appointee will be expected to work with colleagues in Operations and to grasp technical details to convert them into compelling propositions. The appointee will be expected to manage a marketing budget and be able to deliver commercial impact against expenditure.

We are looking for the following attributes:

  • Hold at least a bachelor’s degree in either biology or chemistry ideally with a marketing qualification.
  • A proven track record of marketing experience in the life science industry
  • Willingness to work full-time both from our laboratories near Cambridge but also from a home office from time to time
  • Previous experience of working in a CRO or a life science tools or technologies organisation  
  • Creativity, passion and perseverance to deliver compelling marketing campaigns on a global level.
  • A collaborative nature, able to coordinate the efforts of external agencies and internal colleagues towards timely campaigns
  • Ideally small company experience in their career so they will fit in to Domainex’s culture

The successful applicant will benefit from a generous base salary with the opportunity to participate in a bonus scheme if company objectives are achieved. The company operates a contributory pension scheme and offers attractive other benefits as would be expected of an ambitious, fast-growing organisation.

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your covering letter, CV and deal sheet to recruitment2020@domainex.co.uk quoting reference DM1020.

Closing date: 29th November 2020


Global Head of Sales

Domainex is an award-winning drug discovery service company based near Cambridge, UK. We collaborate with pharmaceutical, biotechnology, academic, patient foundations and charities on a global basis. We currently have over 60 highly skilled and experienced scientists (both biologists and chemists) and have established a strong reputation in the market for providing innovative outcomes to our partners. In recent years, we have gained world-leading positions with our services, such as our FragmentBuilder fragment-based drug design platform. We are an ambitious, fast-growing and profitable organisation.

To support our expansion plans, we are seeking to appoint a new Global Head of Sales. This will be an Executive appointment, reporting directly to the CEO.

The successful applicant will be a natural leader and have a proven track record of selling drug discovery services into the life science market. The appointee will be asked to lead the business development activities of the company and be expected to hit ambitious revenue targets. The position will come with leadership responsibility of the commercial activities of the company and the job holder will be expected to be a team-player, working collaboratively with colleagues across all disciplines. We are looking for the following attributes:

  • Hold at least a bachelor’s degree in either biology or chemistry. A business qualification would be a plus.
  • Senior level experience ideally with other Contract Research Organisations (CRO) where the challenges of delivering programmes of research for clients is similar to Domainex.
  • Demonstrable track record of growing this type of business before.
  • Previous experience of being undertaking business development in a CRO setting ideally in different territories/settings.
  • Commercially astute with an eye for deal making.
  • Willingness to travel and be passionate about promoting Domainex in the marketplace
  • A motivator and inspirer of a team and have the ability to drive them to be high achievers.
  • Ideally small company experience in their career so they will fit in to Domainex’s culture
  • Personable, with ability to build effective relationships with clients but also to work effectively with agents, colleagues and strategic partners.

The successful applicant will benefit from a generous base salary with the opportunity to be rewarded for successfully hitting sales targets through a bonus/commission structure. The company operates a contributory pension scheme and offers attractive other benefits as would be expected of an ambitious, fast-growing organisation.

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your covering letter, CV and deal sheet to recruitment2020@domainex.co.uk quoting Reference GHS1020.

Closing date: 29th November 2020


Director of Business Development

Domainex is an award-winning drug discovery service company based near Cambridge, UK. We collaborate with pharmaceutical, biotechnology, academic, patient foundations and charities on a global basis. We currently have over 60 highly skilled and experienced scientists (both biologists and chemists). We have established a strong reputation in the market for providing innovative outcomes to our partners. In recent years, we have established world-leading positions with our services, such as our FragmentBuilder fragment-based drug design platform. We are an ambitious, fast-growing and profitable organisation. To support our growth plans, we are seeking to appoint a new Director of Business Development.

The successful applicant will operate across the life science market in Europe and North America, ideally being based in the south east of England (but consideration will be given to applicants from other parts of the UK and elsewhere). We are looking for the following attributes:

  • Educated to at least Bachelor’s degree level in chemistry
  • Hands-on experience of working in the biomedical sector in a laboratory-based role but subsequently having made the career switch into sales and marketing
  • Willingness to travel overseas on a regular basis (as and when conditions allow)
  • A good understanding of the small-molecule drug discovery process
  • Ability to influence decision-makers
  • An established network of connections

The Director of Business Development will be responsible for the full sales cycle, from initial introductions to closing new contracts. Our chosen candidate will be expected to work closely with colleagues in the commercial and operational departments at Domainex and be able to confidently promote the features and benefits of the full range of services Domainex offers.

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your covering letter, current CV and your deal sheet to recritment2020@domainex.co.uk quoting Reference DBD1020

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: 29th November 2020


Please note: We are not accepting 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.