We have an immediate opening for a Research Assistant/Associate with a background in the areas of pharmaceutical sciences to assist with the expansion of physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) models and compounds and populations libraries within the Simcyp Simulator. Experience in vitro-in vivo extrapolation techniques and an understanding of drug pharmacokinetics would also be advantageous.

The candidate should have experience of conducting literature searches and have the ability to critically review literature and conduct meta-analysis of collected physiological, biological and clinical data. The post holder will be expected to assist with on-going customer support, education, and training related to the use of the Simcyp Simulator and to act as tutor on the workshop programmes.

The successful candidate will join an internationally recognised, multidisciplinary research team, providing opportunities for further development of knowledge and skills. The post does not include routine laboratory or clinical work. We offer a unique and exciting mix of academic and commercial environments which encourage regular attendance at scientific meetings as part of our continuous education programs.


  • Bachelor/Masters Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacology or related discipline.
  • Interest in and knowledge of in vitro to in vivo extrapolation.
  • Some understanding of modelling and simulation principles of physiological and biological systems.
  • Demonstrable skills in literature searching and data compilation and analysis.
  • Demonstrable communication skills and good interpersonal and organizational skills.


  • Hands on experience in Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetics modelling and simulation
  • Understanding of pharmacokinetic principles.

Company overview

Certara Predictive Technologies is part of Certara, a company which combines sophisticated research and development informatics with the power of predictive science methodologies to span the drug development spectrum and offer pharma a previously unavailable ‘end-to-end’ solution in the quest for improving human health. The PBPK team conducts cutting-edge research and provides consultancy, knowledge integration tools, algorithms, modelling solutions and databases (implemented in its globally-recognised Simcyp Population-based Simulator) for a client base of major blue-chip pharmaceutical and biotechnology organisations. This role will be in the Translational DMPK Science team whose focus is on gathering information required for the modelling and simulation (M&S) of the individual time-course and fate of drugs. We are on course to become the global industry standard, consequently, there is a continuous requirement for high quality people to join us, help in our expansion and share in our success.