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Senior Chemist - Data Management

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 a proactive and dilligent chemist ready to step out of the wet lab to take on a Senior Scientist role in Compound Management. You will be a key member of our Compound Management Group and responsible for registration, storage and provision of chemical compounds. In the Discovery Enabling Team (DET), you will make important contributions to Compound Management processes and support our Drug Discovery programmes from Lead Optimisation through Candidate Selection and into Pre-Clinical & Clinical Development. You’ll be responsible for improvements and implementation of robust processes for Compound Registration, Inventory Management and Quality Control with efficiency and robust data capture at its core. You will be the main point of contact and specialist for internal and external Compound Management processes, working closely with the in-house Technicians, Chemistry Group, In Vitro Biology and DMPK teams as well as external Contract Organisations. There will be opportunities to develop yourself in the areas of data pipelining, laboratory automation and analytical QC.

Based at the Babraham Research Campus in Cambridge (UK), the successful Candidate will work within a team supporting all small molecule compound management processes for Drug Discovery.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Management and support for Compound Registration, Inventory, Labelling and Storage processes to ensure accurate sample tracking and processing
  • Responsibility for accurate Barcoding and Labelling of Reagents and Compounds procured by the in-house Chemistry Department
  • Ensure efficient support and communication between Compound Management, internal BAI teams and external customer groups
  • Identify technologies for continuous improvement to Compound Management processes for internal and external non-Chemistry customer groups
  • Manage Registration, Quality Control and Updates of a focused chemogenomic compound library
  • Work with external Chemistry CROs to ensure seamless transfer of samples and data between different sites
  • Knowledge in the area of lab automation, compound and liquid handling as well as manipulating plates, tubes and vials is highly desired
  • We are constantly looking for new ways to improve the drug discovery process, so you will have a proactive and positive problem-solving mindset, allowing you to contribute strategically and implement ideas to drive new ideas forward

We are looking for someone with

  • A PhD or BSc/Msc and equivalent experience in chemical sciences, or closely related areas
  • Good knowledge of LIMS and sample management databases
  • Experience in using software such as Excel, Google Sheets, PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of liquid handling robots and processes
  • Experience in Analytical automation for compound file management
  • A collaborative working style with clear communication and team building skills
  • Familiarity with process automation through data processing and pipelining tools such as Knime desirable
  • Basic knowledge of API data calls desirable
  • Knowledge of analytical QC methods including UPLC, MS and NMR desirable

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.

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.

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