Epistem’s specialist contract research services provide valuable support to drug discovery and development pipelines through a range of preclinical models of IBD, oncology and pharmacogenomics services. Our mission is to accelerate therapies to market by providing innovative and dependable solutions to complex biomedical challenges. We seek exceptional individuals to help us in a variety of areas both science and non-science based. We offer competitive salaries, including 25 days holiday plus benefits such as private healthcare, life assurance and pension. If you are interested in applying for a position at Epistem please send your CV to careers@epistem.co.uk.

Current Vacancies


An exciting opportunity within a renowned gene expression laboratory to work with a team of PhD, MSc and BSc scientists delivering fee for service research to Biotech and Pharma groups. The team apply molecular profiling technologies to target biomarker discovery and validation, specifically in challenging materials, such as very small biopsies or samples with limited RNA. Data generated supports patient selection and PD in clinical trials.


  • Bachelor or master degree in computer science, computational biology, bioinformatics or related fields.
  • Good knowledge of molecular biology, genomics and sequencing technology.
  • Excellent knowledge of statistics and data mining techniques.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • “Can do” attitude.
  • Excellent communication skills.

The ideal candidate will have a thorough knowledge of and experience with the following:

  • Experimental design - providing advice on factors such as biological and technical replicates as well as depth of sequencing coverage required to ensure that results obtained are statistically meaningful.
  • An understanding of all aspects of NGS library preparation and quality control of NGS data sets
  • Developing analysis workflows with a strong emphasis on data processing, analysis, and interpretation, specifically for RNA-Seq and DNA-Seq data sets
  • Querying and administering SQL databases
  • Strong programming skills use of scripting languages such as Perl, Python or PHP.
  • Experience of (web) application development, ideally in ASP.NET
  • Use of statistical platforms such as R/bioconductor
  • Provide rigorous bioinformatic analyses each tailored to individual projects, identifying results and providing downstream interpretation.
  • Managing and maintaining incoming and outgoing data via various secure client platforms
  • Managing the interpretation of data, preparation and delivery of presentations and reports. Discuss data sets, methods employed and conclusions drawn with clients
  • Managing data storage within GCLP /CSV compliance, creating relevant SOPs as necessary.
  • Working with QA to set up and maintain CSV as required for GCLP within the genomics team, including SOPs for IT involved in data generation, storage and client portals.

To submit your CV for consideration for this position, or to obtain further information, please contact careers@epistem.co.uk

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Business Development Manager

An exciting opportunity to join our Commercial team. The Business Development Manager role involves generating business and drive commercial opportunities for our Preclinical Research Models and our analytical services. The role will also involve targeting key individuals within pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to generate revenue. This role requires a proven track record in sales with at least 2 years' experience. Candidates preferably should have senior level contacts in major pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in order to increase sales of Epistem's services and products.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Generate business by selling Epistem’s services and products.  Identify, qualify and close business with key Pharmaceutical and Biotech companies. 
  • The Business Development Manager would have at least 2 years' experience with a proven track record selling services to Pharmaceutical and Biotech companies.
  • The Business Development Manager would be assigned a revenue target to reach within a financial year.  Weekly reporting of revenue generated is required.  Growth within the territory is essential year on year.
  • An excellent understanding of preclinical research models in oncology, inflammatory diseases, dermatology and wound healing.  An understanding of histology, molecular biology, FACS, imaging and soluble protein biomarker analysis would be essential.
  • A BSc or higher degree is required for this role.
  • A proven track record in establishing collaborative deals and partnerships with companies is preferred using a solution selling sales approach.  Working as part of a coherent team is also essential.
  • The Business Development Manager would be responsible for all stages of the Sales process including initially proactively searching for leads, either by email or by telephone, to discuss our capabilities in biomarker discovery, assay development and strategic partnership opportunities.   Face to face meetings would also be an essential component in this role and therefore travel (approximately 50% of a working week) is required.
  • Manage and update Customer Relationship Databases (CRM).
  • Assist in the generation of marketing materials, draft abstracts and press releases, posters, publications, email blasts and flyers relevant to Epistem’s service business.
  • Attend conferences selected to generate business.


  • Maintain and update spreadsheets detailing leads generated from conferences.
  • Identify editorial, social media and other opportunities to promote our services.
  • Epistem offers a highly competitive salary that is commensurate with experience. An attractive bonus scheme is also offered upon exceeding assigned revenue targets.
  • Candidates based in the UK are preferred.

To submit your CV for consideration for this position, or to obtain further information, please contact careers@epistem.co.uk

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