BenevolentAI is hiring a

Chemistry Laboratory Technician

Cambridge, United Kingdom

With over 35 nationalities and a range of backgrounds represented in our Benevolent team, we aim to build an inclusive environment where our people can bring their authentic selves to work, be respected for who they are and the exceptional work they do. We welcome and actively encourage applications from all sections of society and are committed to offering equal employment opportunities regardless of sex, race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, disability, age, citizenship, or any other basis. We see our diversity as an asset as we tackle challenging problems that bridge the gap between drug discovery and technology.

The Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Laboratory Technician to join our Drug Discovery Chemistry department. As a key member of our Technician team, you will contribute to our technology-enabled portfolio of disease programmes by supporting core laboratory activities within a dynamic team of Drug Discovery scientists.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the smooth operation of the Chemistry laboratory through maintaining laboratory stocks and reagents, receiving / sending deliveries, updating inventories and managing laboratory waste
  • Support the integrity of our compound collection through purity analysis, QC and Certificate of Analysis generation
  • Generate decision-making data through independent assay determination of for example, photostability, chemical stability and core physicochemical properties of candidate drug molecules
  • Oversee maintenance of general laboratory equipment including repairs, portable appliance testing, contracts and engineer call-outs
  • Develop formulations of key compounds for further experimental study
  • Support Registration of internal and externally sourced Chemical Compounds into our internal Database
  • Implement, and work with, robust data workflows to maintain the integrity of our sample tracking and scientific data storage
  • Contribute to the safe running of the Chemistry laboratory through generation and following of SOPs, health and safety checks and following safety standards at all times

We are looking for someone with:

  • A BSc in a science related subject is desirable but not essential
  • Previous experience working in a laboratory environment
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to quality standards
  • Positive mindset to problem-solving
  • Strong organisational and communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Self-motivated and can work independently as well as part of a group
  • Computer literacy and competent user of Excel / database systems
  • A professional approach to work and colleagues

About us

BenevolentAI (AMS: BAI) is a leading, clinical-stage AI-enabled drug discovery and development company listed on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange. Through the combined capabilities of its AI platform, scientific expertise, and wet-lab facilities, BenevolentAI is well-positioned to deliver novel drug candidates with a higher probability of clinical success than those developed using traditional methods. The Benevolent Platform™ powers a growing in-house pipeline of 13 named drug programmes and over 10 exploratory programmes, and it maintains successful collaborations with AstraZeneca, as well as leading research and charitable institutions. BenevolentAI is headquartered in London, with a research facility in Cambridge (UK) and a further office in New York.

We share a passion for being part of a mission that matters, and we are always looking for curious and collaborative people who share our values and want to be part of our journey. If that sounds like a fit for you, hit the ‘apply’ button and join us.

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