Alderley Park, Cheshire

Are you seeking your first or next Scientist role?  Are you a highly motivated scientist, keen to learn and expand your knowledge about toxicology and its application to safety testing? If so, we want to hear from you.

We’re looking for someone who is keen to establish and develop a career within in vitro toxicology. You will you have a background in life sciences and cell culture, an enthusiasm for learning and have an interest in toxicology, why it’s important and how research in this field can be applied to make chemicals safer.

About us

Gentronix is a specialist CRO, located at Alderley Park in the north-west UK. We are committed to helping our clients develop safer chemicals, using innovative screening platforms as well as GLP regulatory tests to detect hazard, understand mode-of-action and help manage risk. Having secured additional investment in late 2019, our business is embarking on an exciting growth journey to expand our capabilities as a predictive toxicology CRO.

Our labs, which are about to further expand, are based within the beautiful Alderley Park campus, surrounded by both exciting biotech businesses and stunning parkland. Alderley Park offers access to fantastic workspace, as well as onsite leisure facilities, nature trails, and a vibrant scientific community. Its location is close to towns such as Macclesfield, Knutsford and Wilmslow, and it is also well positioned for easy access to Manchester, the Peak District and North Wales.

Comprising of 30 toxicologists with a range of experiences within the pharmaceutical, agrochemical and CRO industries, our team has extensive expertise in the fields of genetic toxicology and skin toxicology. We are committed to offering our employees the opportunity to train and develop, giving them a rewarding career when they join our business and supporting their progression as we grow. Our senior leaders started as scientists within the business, demonstrating our ability and desire to support team member progression.

The benefits

  • Competitive salary, depending on experience
  • Pension scheme offering an 8% employers contribution
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Flexible working in a company with great team spirit

Once you join our team, you’ll discover a fast-growing and exciting company where we combine expertise and close partnership to deliver the right outcome for our clients.  So if you think you’d thrive within a pioneering business that supports personal growth and development then this could be the role for you.

The Role

The successful candidates will work within a focussed team to perform and deliver high quality in vitro toxicology studies in a timely fashion. They will operate primarily within the cytogenetics assay team but may also work on other in vitro toxicology study types, to deliver both non-GLP and GLP compliant studies. This will be a role with active involvement in the laboratory, encompassing all activities related to the in vitro micronucleus test (and other endpoints) from cell culture, test items preparation, slide preparation and microscopy based analysis.  The successful candidate will be part of a growing team with a key role in supporting the company’s ambition to become the leading provider of predictive and preclinical toxicology products and services across a variety of industry sectors.

Specifically, you will:

  • Take an active role in the performance and delivery of high quality preclinical toxicology studies at Gentronix Ltd.
  • Work closely with the relevant Study Director to ensure efficient and timely performance of assays to maintain turnaround times and help meet study deadlines; primarily in relation to cytogenetics assays.
  • Learn, maintain and employ knowledge of the principles of GLP as relevant to the role.
  • Willingness to learn, develop and deliver microscopy and cytogenetic skills, alongside other toxicology assays.

About you

To join our growing team you will need:

  • a life sciences degree (or equivalent vocational qualifications) and ideally, a minimum of 2 years’ experience of working in a life sciences laboratory environment.
  • good practical experience of mammalian cell culture techniques, and preferably hands-on experience of working with microplates and high-throughput testing.
  • To be able to demonstrate an understanding for the principles of toxicology, and enthusiasm for the application of these in both a screening and regulatory setting.
  • To be a good communicator, a strong team member and have excellent attention to detail.
  • To be IT literate and proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

We welcome applications from candidates who have a practical knowledge and experience of cytogenetics and fluorescence microscopy. Those candidates with prior experience of working in a CRO environment, and a clear demonstrable knowledge / understanding of the principles of GLP are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you have the talents we’re looking for, this could be your chance to join our rapidly growing company.

Please attach your cover letter and CV, citing reference GTX-MNT-SI, to

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