Astex is a dynamic company striving to make an impact in the fight against cancer and other major diseases. We seek to attract and retain talented individuals who want to make a difference to patients by playing a key role in the discovery and development of innovative new therapies.

Astex’s drug discovery research headquarters is located on the Cambridge Science Park in Cambridge, UK, housing drug discovery research and preclinical development departments.  The Company’s clinical development headquarters is located in Pleasanton, California, housing clinical, regulatory, and manufacturing and quality assurance departments.

Why Choose Astex?

Astex prides itself on the dedication and passion of its employees to undertake creative research that facilitates the translation of cutting-edge science into novel drug discovery and the development of innovative therapies to treat disease.

Opportunities exist for talented and enthusiastic individuals who want to make a contribution to the success of the Company. In return the Company offers its employees a stimulating, research-driven work environment where they may develop their skills by supporting and working on a variety of challenging projects.

The Company’s facilities are located in the dynamic biotechnology clusters of Cambridge, UK and the San Francisco Bay Area.


The Company offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package, which is available to all of its employees and includes medical, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, healthcare coverage and comprehensive pension package.

Details of the specific benefits for employees at the Astex UK and Astex US sites will be made available to prospective employees.

Current Openings

Below is the link to our current U.K. and U.S. job openings. If there is an active job search, a detailed job description will be included with a process for applying and submitting your resume. This is the fastest and most reliable way to be considered for any of our positions. Please review our Privacy Policy before submitting any electronic information.

Astex is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Attention Recruiters

Any individual candidate interested in employment with Astex may submit his or her resume online by navigating to and choosing "Careers." And while we welcome any person's interest in our company, Astex does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or agencies. Submission of unsolicited resumes in advance of an agreement between Astex and the recruiter does not create any implied obligation on the part of Astex.