People stories

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Edward Senior Scientist, Structural Biology
“Since I joined the company in 2012, I worked in two different teams: protein production and X-ray crystallography. It allowed me to work on different roles and getting a greater insight on structural biology. Every project brings its own challenge to solve and it allows you to learn a lot from the talented colleagues you work with. I have a sense of fulfilment when, as part of a team, a solution is found so the project can move forward to the next step.”
Guillaume Research Associate, Medicinal & Synthetic Chemistry
“It’s only a handful of weeks after the establishment of Evotec in France that I joined the company. As a junior collaborator, it was a unique opportunity to be part of the journey from the beginning. It allowed me to have personal inputs while all the processes and workflows were created or put into place. After working for a short period of time in a big pharmaceutical company, I found here at Evotec a great variety of missions. Depending on the projects and clients that we collaborate with, I encounter major differences in terms of scientific problems. The story never repeats itself: every new collaboration has its own challenges that need their own new solutions. That’s a tremendous opportunity for learning new skills and continuously broadening my knowledge in my field of expertise.”
Haniah Senior Scientist, Anti-infectives
“I was excited to be part of respiratory virus and prophylactic vaccination studies which were always my passion. Furthermore, the company is interested in developing an in-vivo model of respiratory disease which also corresponds well with my middle team career goal. I like my job because it allows me to develop my in-vitro as well as in-vivo skills in parallel. Furthermore, I am learning how to manage several clients at a time and dealing with different projects which involve different microorganisms i.e. virus-based projects and bacteria-based projects."
Paola Principal Scientist, Analytical Technical Team Member
“I started working for Aptuit as a Research Specialist in 2016. When Aptuit joined Evotec in 2017, it was a positive experience for me. I truly feel part of a unique company and our “ONE” team working for a major objective: Improving the lives of patients. Since April 2019, I am a Principal Scientist in the Analytical Development and Quality Control Team. My perception is that Evotec really promotes scientific knowledge and development and it invests into professional growth by stimulating people with development plans, rewarding individuals and groups for their new ideas and achievements. The working environment is really dynamic, there are lots of young people coming from different countries who make you feel being part of an international family. There are many challenges to face day by day, but this is really satisfying when you work with experienced people and you can acquire the knowledge and competence to solve them as a team.”
Stuart Team leader, Discovery Chemistry
“I started at Evotec as a Senior Scientist, working on an oncology project. After two years, that program ended and I began working on a new project in partnership with an American biotechnology company, seeking an alternative HIV therapy. During this project I led the chemistry effort and managed a small team of chemists and in 2007 I was promoted to Senior Scientist 1. I then transferred onto a new project, working in partnership with a Japanese pharmaceutical firm to develop a new anticoagulant. Again, I led the chemistry effort, managing up to 12 chemists on the project, and was promoted to Team Leader in 2011. Since 2012, I have been working as part of a collaboration with Bayer seeking a treatment for endometriosis, which affects an estimated 176 million women worldwide (around 10% of women of reproductive age). This debilitating condition results in chronic abdominal pain and can greatly impact a woman's social, professional and personal life. I hope that, through this collaboration, we can deliver some investigational new drugs that alleviate these symptoms and free so many women from a life of chronic pain. The best thing about Evotec, without question, are the people. The talent here is really outstanding, first-class. Everyone is really friendly and supportive, but with that there’s a strong drive that pervades the company to succeed in our goals and individual programmes and really make a difference to people’s lives.”
Dominique Project Manager Alliance Management
I started working for Evotec in 2013 as a Research Assistant in the In Vitro Pharmacology group. I already knew that I wanted to work in the drug discovery industry, having spent a year as an intern for a large pharmaceutical company in the UK and this was the perfect opportunity for me to start my career, gain experience and learn a new language at the same time. After two years, I moved to Screening Operations where I acquired the skills and knowledge to run high-throughput screening campaigns on our various automated platforms. In 2018, I decided it was time to take on a new challenge and joined the Global Alliance Management team as a Project Manager. Working in a global function allows me to interact with numerous colleagues in various disciplines across all of our sites. My favourite part about the role is the dynamic and varied nature of the work, finding new and innovative solutions to tackle any operational challenges we may face whilst supporting our Scientists all the way from project initiation through to nominating pre-clinical drug candidates to ensure the best results for our partners. Evotec has given me the opportunity to grow and develop my career in ways I never imagined, I feel privileged to work with such talented, inspiring colleagues and be part of the Evotec family.