AT OMASS, WE
Transform Lives, Together
Every day, OMassians do incredibly meaningful work, supported by a talented and caring team.
We’re at the start of a new and exciting chapter and we’re growing. For scientists, we’re a place to do truly pioneering research and development alongside world-class experts. For non-science folk, we know our work plays a vital role in discovering new therapies that can make a real difference to people’s lives. Find out how you could make an impact here:
OMASS
Meet Some Of Our Team
Rosamond Deegan
Chief Executive Officer
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Ali Jazayeri
Chief Scientific Officer
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Adam Jan Sanderson
Director of Medicinal Chemistry
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Amir Feizi
Director of Bioinformatics
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Idlir Liko
Director of Technology
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Katharina Duerr
Director of Protein Biochemistry & Structural Biology
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Miguel Silva
Strategy Director
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Karolina Gherbi
Molecular Pharmacologist
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Chudar Rameshwaran
Financial Controller
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Laia Malet Sanz
Medicinal Chemist
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Lewis Pennicott
Principal Scientist in Medicinal Chemistry
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Maria Musgaard
Computational Chemist
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Agni Gavriilidou
Mass Spectrometry Scientist
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Andrew Bainbridge
Lab Manager
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Liz Kirkwood
Office Manager
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Kathryn North
Human Resources
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Kundan Sharma
Mass Spectrometry Senior Scientist
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Parth Kapoor
Mass Spectrometry Scientist
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Rezvan Moallemian
Immunologist
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Benjamin Tehan
Head of Computational Chemistry
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Antonio Biasutto
Senior Protein Biochemist
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Elvira Diamantopoulou
Senior Scientist in Pharmacology
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Fernando Almeida
LC-MS Senior Scientist
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Kathy Sengmany
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Kleitos Sokratous
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Laurence Towner
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Mark Soave
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Norberto Escudero Urquijo
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Rachael Skyner
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Reda Assal
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Shahid Rehan
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Viviane Mignone
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Kazuyo Kaneko
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Luigi De Colibus
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Hsin Loke
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Jonathan Hopper
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Steven Charlton
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Lauren Ross
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Abena Amponsah
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Tatiana Silva
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Srinath Krishnamurthy
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Emma Norgate
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Christine Oswald
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Elias Hamida
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Jonathan Roffey
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Charlie Lay
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Mario Hensen
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Hajira Ahmed Hotiana
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Tina Bateman
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Kamalika Ray
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Rosamond Deegan
Chief Executive Officer
As CEO I enjoy developing strategy, managing the Board and engaging our team. I am focused on making a difference to patients with orphan and immunological disease.

Born England |

Joined 2019 |

Fun Fact Table Football Aficionado

Ali Jazayeri
Chief Scientific Officer
A card-carrying science enthusiast who can’t believe his good fortune of working with talented, smart scientists and cutting-edge technologies every day on exciting projects with the potential to discover novel medicines.

Born Iran |

Joined 2018 |

Fun Fact Ancestry DNA composition: 99.4% Western Asian and North African, 0.5% Sudanese and 0.1% unassigned looking for a home!

Adam Jan Sanderson
Director of Medicinal Chemistry
As Director of Medicinal Chemistry, I enjoy helping the team turn weakly active compounds into potent safe human medicines.

Born England |

Joined 2021 |

Fun Fact Recently learned to sail and wake surf (not at the same time)

Amir Feizi
Director of Bioinformatics
As the Director of Bioinformatics, I am committed to develop and establish a data-driven and AI-enabled target identification and validation strategy with a focus on the orphan and immunological diseases.

Born Iran |

Joined 2020 |

Fun Fact I am part-time Kamancheh player (Persian bowed string instrument)

Idlir Liko
Director of Technology
As Director of Technology, I am proud in leading a team in the development of novel native MS-based platforms and applying them to biological systems with direct implication in immunological disorders.

Born Albania |

Joined 2016 |

Fun Fact I have studied in 5 countries

Katharina Duerr
Director of Protein Biochemistry & Structural Biology
As Director of Protein Biochemistry & Structural Biology, I enjoy working with a fantastic team of protein biochemists and structural biologists to provide the mass spec platforms at OMass with high quality protein and to solve x-ray and cryo-EM structures for guiding the design of small molecule drug candidates.

Born Germany |

Joined 2020 |

Fun Fact Chocolate fairy

Miguel Silva
Strategy Director
As Strategy Director, I enjoy thinking about the best path forward for our programs and how we can make the biggest difference to patients.

Born Portugal |

Joined 2020 |

Fun Fact Previous 2x office ping pong champion

Karolina Gherbi
Molecular Pharmacologist
As a molecular pharmacologist, I am committed to discovering novel therapeutics to improve patients’ lives.

Born Bulgaria |

Joined 2020 |

Fun Fact STEM Enthusiast

Chudar Rameshwaran
Financial Controller
As Financial Controller, I lead the finance function and I am responsible for maintaining all the financial systems, as well as supporting the wider success of the business.

Born Sri Lanka |

Joined 2021 |

Fun Fact Can stand on one leg for an absurd period of time

Laia Malet Sanz
Medicinal Chemist
As a Medicinal Chemist, I really enjoy generating new hypothesis to improve our molecules, testing them and rationalising the results. Ultimately, I aim to add value to our projects and deliver successful clinical candidates.

Born Spain |

Joined 2020 |

Fun Fact As well as spending time with my family, I like sport and used to play Table Tennis

Lewis Pennicott
Principal Scientist in Medicinal Chemistry
As a Principal Scientist in Medicinal Chemistry, I strive to design compounds that will improve the lives of patients with immunological or genetic disorders.

Born England |

Joined 2021 |

Fun Fact Table Tennis enthusiast

Maria Musgaard
Computational Chemist
As a computational chemist, I am focused on developing models for understanding and predicting the interactions between potential drugs and their biological targets as well as contributing to designing new potential drug molecules.

Born Denmark |

Joined 2021 |

Fun Fact Often seen on the river in a kayak or on a stand-up paddle board

Agni Gavriilidou
Mass Spectrometry Scientist
As a scientist in the Mass Spectrometry team, I enjoy developing our Native MS platforms. I am focused on delivering targeted solutions for our diseases.

Born Greece |

Joined 2018 |

Fun Fact Capoeira teacher

Andrew Bainbridge
Lab Manager
As the Lab Manager for the Nottingham Site, I strive to streamline the functionality of the workspace. I am focused on optimizing stock provision and keeping equipment running.

Born England |

Joined 2020 |

Fun Fact I have Prosopagnosia

Liz Kirkwood
Office Manager
As Office Manager, I enjoy overseeing the general operation of the Nottingham office, providing administrative support to colleagues, and being part of the Finance team.

Born England |

Joined 2020 |

Fun Fact F1 Enthusiast

Kathryn North
Human Resources
Working within Human Resources I enjoy supporting the company’s growth via recruitment and contributing towards an engaged workforce, collaborative culture, and robust reward & recognition and employee wellbeing strategies.

Born England |

Joined 2019 |

Fun Fact I love to challenge myself

Kundan Sharma
Mass Spectrometry Senior Scientist
As a Senior Scientist in the Mass Spec team, I work with the Affinity MS platform. Designing binding assays and high-throughput screening of drug libraries is what I love to brainstorm.

Born India |

Joined 2019 |

Fun Fact Big Bollywood and Crime series fan, Love Gardening whenever I can.

Parth Kapoor
Mass Spectrometry Scientist
Goal oriented protein biochemist/ biology mass spec scientist with robust experience in membrane protein biology. As a member of a pharmaceutical biotech organization, I want to contribute towards uplifting and improving patient’s lives.

Born India |

Joined 2019 |

Fun Fact Avid painter, love to doodle with the poodles and explore the world

Rezvan Moallemian
Immunologist
As an immunologist, I explore mechanisms involved in disease development in order to find a strategy to prevent and treat immune-related health problems.

Born Iran |

Joined 2021 |

Fun Fact Painting

Benjamin Tehan
Head of Computational Chemistry
As head of Computational Chemistry, I utilise and empower computational means to enable more intelligent decisions faster.

Born Australia |

Joined 2019 |

Fun Fact Can shear sheep

Antonio Biasutto
Senior Protein Biochemist
As a Senior Protein Biochemist, I am responsible for optimizing the biological reagents for our drug discovery efforts. My drive is to create a tangible positive impact on the world through my work and expertise.

Born Venezuela |

Joined 2019 |

Fun Fact You’re as likely to find me dancing as doing science in the lab; the two are not mutually exclusive.

Elvira Diamantopoulou
Senior Scientist in Pharmacology
As a Senior Scientist in pharmacology, I enjoy developing new cell-based assays suitable for high-throughput screening. I am passionate about using robotic systems to automate my assays and working towards shared goals.

Born Greece |

Joined 2019 |

Fun Fact Netflix enthusiast

Fernando Almeida
LC-MS Senior Scientist
As an LC-MS enthusiastic and Senior Scientist, I have developed the AS-MS platform for compound library screening and hitting the nail on the head for compound finding across multiple company targets.

Born Brazil |

Joined 2019 |

Fun Fact Football lover and H. Murakami’s books passionate

Kathy Sengmany
As a senior scientist, I enjoy being a part of a diverse, collaborative team, working towards developing treatments for orphan and immunological diseases.

Born Australia |

Joined 2019 |

Fun Fact Enjoys walks through the English countryside

Kleitos Sokratous
As a Senior Scientist, I enjoy working on the development of high-resolution native mass spectrometry technology tailored for high-throughput drug screening.

Born Cyprus |

Joined 2019 |

Fun Fact Gliding

Laurence Towner
As a Senior Scientist, I am driven by a fascination with the profound influence of the immune system on heath and disease and to find ways to modulate it to benefit patients’ lives.

Born England |

Joined 2021 |

Fun Fact Keen musician and songwriter

Mark Soave
As a Senior Scientist, I am focused on delivering high quality research, contributing to OMass' efforts in tackling orphan and immunological diseases.

Born Germany |

Joined 2021 |

Fun Fact I direct and sing with a Barbershop Chorus

Norberto Escudero Urquijo
As the laboratory manager of OMass – Oxford, I am focused on the organization, operations, and maintenance of the lab, and supporting our great team of scientists.

Born Spain |

Joined 2021 |

Fun Fact Experienced Bread Baker

Rachael Skyner
As a cheminformatician, I am focused on complementing the work of experimentalists by finding new and interesting ways to analyse data and make new predictions.

Born United Kingdom |

Joined 2021 |

Fun Fact Board game geek

Reda Assal
As a senior scientist, I enjoy leading GPCR biochemistry projects for drug discovery/structural biology programs. Prior to that I successfully co-led a structural biology project for the human solute carrier in Pasteur Institute (Paris).

Born Algeria |

Joined 2018 |

Fun Fact a blue flair for membrane protein delivery.

Shahid Rehan
I’m passionate about doing a curiosity driven and impact-oriented science in the lab.

Born Pakistan |

Joined 2021 |

Fun Fact Travel, hiking, cricket

Viviane Mignone
As Senior Scientist I enjoy developing new assays, finding the best way to address questions that come along with the projects. I am proud to be part of such a collaborative team, focused on delivering new treatments for patients with immunological diseases.

Born Brazil |

Joined 2019 |

Fun Fact Love Volleyball

Kazuyo Kaneko
As a Senior Immunologist, I strive to address unmet medical needs in immunological and genetic diseases, to improve patients’ lives.

Born Japan |

Joined 2022 |

Fun Fact Likes making pottery and baking

Luigi De Colibus
Senior Scientist II focused on developing a structural biology pipeline to accelerate drug discovery and improve patients’ lives.

Born Italy |

Joined 2021 |

Fun Fact Blue

Hsin Loke
As VP of Finance and Operations, I am responsible for ensuring we have Finance, People and IT enablers in place to deliver our ambition of making new medicines. I am passionate about creating an environment where people thrive and can do their best work.

Born Malaysia |

Joined 2018 |

Fun Fact Zwift virtual bike racing and knitting, not at the same time….!

Jonathan Hopper
As VP Platforms and Founder, it has been a privilege to help OMass grow and transform into a drug discovery company with the potential to truly impact patients with immunological diseases.

Born England |

Joined 2016 |

Fun Fact Snowboarding

Steven Charlton
As VP Pharmacology I am proud to lead an excellent team of pharmacologists and immunologists as we validate new targets and identify the optimal compounds for their therapeutic modulation.

Born United Kingdom |

Joined 2020 |

Fun Fact Passionate about live music

Lauren Ross
As Human Resources Administrator I enjoy supporting the workforce and take pride in aiding the growth of the company via recruitment processes.

Born England |

Joined 2022 |

Fun Fact I enjoy taking part in running challenges

Abena Amponsah
As a pharmacology scientist, I am focused on contributing to the development of novel drugs that will make a difference in the lives of patients with unmet clinical needs.

Born Ghana |

Joined 2022 |

Fun Fact Singer and travel enthusiast

Tatiana Silva
As a mass spectrometry scientist I enjoy learning the ins and outs of methods and equipment. As such, I am focused on making a positive contribution to the team.

Born Portugal |

Joined 2022 |

Fun Fact Crazy plant lady

Srinath Krishnamurthy
As a Senior Scientist at OMass, I enjoy tackling and solving 'complex' problems. I am excited to contribute towards the development of drugs against challenging targets and orphan diseases.

Born India |

Joined 2022 |

Fun Fact I love racquet sports, hiking, long board games and ridiculously long fantasy fiction books.

Emma Norgate
As Scientist II at OMass I enjoy using native mass spectrometry to solve complex challenges, to ultimately help patients.

Born England |

Joined 2022 |

Fun Fact I enjoy getting out in nature and I'm looking forward to exploring the countryside around Oxford

Christine Oswald
As a Principal Scientist in the Protein Biochemistry & Structural Biology department I am contributing to a better understanding of ligand-protein interactions in order to develop new medicines.

Born Germany |

Joined 2022 |

Fun Fact Acted in an Indian movie

Elias Hamida
As the Associate Director, Financial Planning and Analysis I am focused on helping develop financial planning processes, alongside other Finance-related projects to ultimately help OMass reach its objective to discover new drugs to treat orphan and immunological disease.

Born England |

Joined 2022 |

Fun Fact Trilingual

Jonathan Roffey
As VP, Medicinal Chemistry, I focus on enabling the journey of a therapeutic hypothesis to the development of a new medicine for patients.

Born England |

Joined 2022 |

Fun Fact I am a keen outdoor swimmer

Charlie Lay
As a pharmacologist supporting the programs at OMass, I am proud to be part of a highly skilled team developing new medicines for unmet needs.

Born England |

Joined 2022 |

Fun Fact I brew my own beer

Mario Hensen
As a Senior Scientist I enjoy working on membrane- and membrane-associated proteins, focusing on their better understanding using state-of-the-art technology, always driven by the wish to help and improve the life of patients with immunological and orphan diseases.

Born Germany |

Joined 2022 |

Fun Fact I am planning to build a wooden toaster

Hajira Ahmed Hotiana
As a Protein Biochemist Scientist, I enjoy working towards the production of challenging membrane protein targets for downstream drug discovery. I am always driven by the passion to make a difference

Born Pakistan |

Joined 2022 |

Fun Fact Standing on one leg helps me concentrate better.

Tina Bateman
As Assistant accountant, I enjoy working as part of the finance team, and strive to provide help and support others in the workplace

Born England |

Joined 2022 |

Fun Fact I love F1 and followed since I was 16.

Kamalika Ray
As a Bioinformatics Research Scientist, I am focused on developing and applying data-driven and AI/ML-based approaches to identify novel drug targets for rare diseases and immunological conditions. My goal is to make impactful contributions to the bioinformatics team at OMass.

Born India |

Joined 2022 |

Fun Fact Food enthusiast, home chef, occasional singer, and stage acting dilettante

OUR
Values and Culture
We are proud of our diverse and international team. We enjoy working in multi-disciplinary teams across our sites in Oxford and Nottingham, and in partnership with our stakeholders globally.
  • Ambitious

  • Responsible

  • Innovative

  • Focused

  • Caring

  • Collaborative

= Nationalities represented within our team

JOIN US
Open Positions
At OMass we are proud of the great work that we do, and we wouldn’t be successful without our dedicated and highly motivated team. We are currently hiring for the roles detailed below. We offer a competitive remuneration package, including sharing in the success of the company, and flexible working arrangements. We are looking for talented professionals who share our vision and values. If you would like to join us, follow the instructions on how to apply below each role, providing both your CV and a covering letter. Please note that positions may be based in Oxford or Nottingham.
Speculative Applications (Chemistry)
Oxford
Speculative Applications (Mass Spectrometry)
Oxford
Speculative Applications (Pharmacology & Immunology)
Nottingham
Speculative Applications (Protein Biochemistry & Structural Biology)
Oxford
Senior Immunology Scientist
Oxford
Senior Pharmacology Scientist
Oxford
Pharmacology Scientist
Oxford
Director DMPK
Oxford

WORKING HERE

Careers

No open positions that suit you? If you feel you fit our ambitions, our way of working and our team-oriented entrepreneurial culture, we would be happy to hear from you. In your covering letter let us know how you think you could make an impact at OMass, and how your skills and personal qualities might fit.

 

For any queries relating to the application process please email jobs@omass.com.

OMass is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse and international team.

Strictly no agencies. Please note that OMass does not accept speculative applications from recruitment agencies. Please note: by applying for a position with OMass you agree to the terms of our Job Applicant Privacy Notice.