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Research Associate/Research Scientist

Simcyp Limited

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £23,000 to £30,000 per annum dependent on qualifications and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 25th March 2020
Closes: 26th April 2020

Closing Date for Applications: 12th April 2020, Midnight (UK time)

Line of Management: Principal Scientist or Senior Research Scientist in QSTS

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)

Job Overview:

We have an immediate opening for a Research Associate/Research Scientist in the Quantitative Systems Toxicology & Safety (QSTS) team. Working as part of a dynamic multidisciplinary team, the successful applicant will have a key role in the design, development and application of computer models of drug safety and toxicology to support the discovery and development of new medicines. This is an innovative approach which has the potential to significantly impact medical research and effect a paradigm shift in the way that new medicines are developed. You will work alongside colleagues with expertise in drug discovery and development, drug safety/toxicology, drug metabolism, engineering, mathematics and computer science. Training will be provided as required in the use of our established products including the industry leading Simcyp simulator for Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modelling to aid you in the mission of developing new tools for drug safety.

The successful candidate will have familiarity with the principles of mathematical modelling, literature searching, data collation and analysis. You will be motivated by innovation whilst being highly diligent with an ability to work with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. 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 involve laboratory or clinical work. We offer a unique and exciting mix of academic and commercial environments which encourage regular attendance and presentation at scientific conferences as part of our continuous education programmes.



  • BSc (Hons) or equivalent experience in a relevant field such as a biological discipline or applied mathematics.
  • Demonstrable skills in literature searching and data compilation and analysis.
  • An appreciation of mathematical modelling
  • Demonstrable communication skills and good interpersonal and organizational skills.


  • Knowledge of in vitro assays used in pharmacology or drug safety/toxicology studies.
  • Some understanding of modelling and simulation principles of physiological and biological systems.
  • Some experience of the pharmaceutical or chemical industries would be beneficial.

Company Overview:

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.

Applications: Please send your CV, covering letter and the names of two references to the Certara Careers Page:

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