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 are passionate about improving patient outcomes by applying their knowledge and skills to the discovery and development of innovative new therapies.

Astex’s drug discovery research and preclinical development headquarters is located in the Cambridge Science Park in Cambridge, UK.  The company’s clinical development headquarters is located in Pleasanton, CA, USA (San Francisco Bay Area).

Why Choose Astex?

Astex is proud of the dedication and passion of its employees who 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 contribute to the success of the company.  In return, the company offers its employees a stimulating, research-driven work environment where they may further develop their skills by supporting and working on a variety of challenging projects.


The company offers a very competitive and comprehensive benefits package, which is available to all of its eligible employees and includes medical, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, healthcare coverage, tuition reimbursement, generous retirement benefits, and generous vacation/holiday pay.

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 UK and US job openings.  Resumes are also accepted for future employment opportunities.

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Astex is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Attention Recruiters

Astex does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or agencies. Submission of unsolicited resumes in advance of a written and fully executed agreement between Astex and the recruiter does not create any implied obligation on the part of Astex.  Once an agreement has been established, recruitment vendors must obtain written authorization from Astex's Human Resources Department prior to submitting resumes for specific open positions.