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Application Scientist

Closing date: 17 July 2024

Salary & Benefits

From £36,500 per annum, plus generous benefits package, including:
34 days holiday per year • Health care cash back • Private medical insurance • Discounted gym and retail benefits • 3 x life insurance • annual pay reviews • annual bonuses • travel loans • Employee advice line • Generous pension plan


Lhasa Limited, Granary Wharf House, 2 Canal Wharf, Leeds LS11 5PS

Join our team and contribute to cutting-edge research in a collaborative and innovative environment.

Summary of the Role:

As an Application Scientist at Lhasa Limited, you will play a crucial role in bridging scientific knowledge with practical application. In this full-time position, you’ll be at the forefront of driving the development of our tools, through understanding and addressing our members’ needs. By fostering strong relationships with our members and internal teams, you’ll support Lhasa in developing cutting-edge software solutions, which solve real-world chemical safety assessment problems.

Why Lhasa Limited?

We are a successful not-for-profit company and educational charity, with an enviable reputation for collaborative scientific development.

We develop meaningful science and software that supports the delivery of life-enhancing solutions including the development of safe chemicals to market including drugs and cosmetics as well as making a positive contribution to reducing animal testing.

Our charitable status enables us to make altruistic decisions for the public benefit and to work with some of the leading organisations in the world to really make a difference.

Our salaries are competitive dependent upon skills and experience.  We also offer fantastic personal benefits including (but not limited to); 34 days holiday plus bank holidays, a generous pension scheme, healthcare cashback, PMI, free car parking at our office in Leeds City Centre and much more!

Main Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a scientific expert, understanding the needs of members and regulators, and guiding them in applying our solutions effectively.
  • Build strong relationships within a team environment to develop our solutions, embodying our values of culture.
  • Collaborate to share knowledge and data, identifying new opportunities for growth and innovation.
  • Provide tailored training and scientific support on the application of our software solutions to meet our member’s specific needs.


  • An undergraduate degree, masters, or PhD in a relevant scientific field.
  • Knowledge of toxicology, metabolism, degradation, and organic reaction mechanisms.
  • Proficiency in applying in silico predictions desirable.
  • Strong relationship-building skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Excellent scientific communicator, with the ability to provide and receive constructive feedback.
  • A proactive mindset, with the ability to take initiative and problem solve.
  • Negotiation and leadership skills.
  • Workability to work both independently and as part of a diverse, multidisciplinary team.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with sensitivity to cultural differences.
  • Willingness and ability to travel frequently.

Our Culture:

At Lhasa Limited, are committed to creating a work environment that fosters collaboration, innovation, and trust. We believe in building strong relationships within our team and with our members, working together towards our shared purpose – to enable informed decision making on chemical safety.

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Equal opportunities statement

Lhasa Limited aims to ensure that no job applicant, colleague, or worker receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, caste, national or ethnic origins, sex, pregnancy or pregnancy related reasons, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, disability, membership or non-membership of trade union, “spent convictions” of ex-offenders, class, age, political or religious belief.

Lhasa will make reasonable adjustments for all candidates who have declared that they have a disability at all stages in the recruitment process. Lhasa will also make reasonable adjustments, where practicable, to the workplace and methods of working to accommodate disabled applicants who require such adjustments to be made to their roles.