About Us

Peptone is a category-defining translational biophysics company focusing on the intersection of physics, biology and supercomputing. Currently, we are in the scale up phase, where our efforts go into building out our experimental lab capacity in Switzerland while growing the HPC and ML teams in the UK.

Our interdisciplinary team consists of physicists, biologists, computational chemists, software engineers and mathematicians. We have created a company culture that is based on scientific and personal integrity and a highly supportive, inclusive attitude. Our curiosity and drive stem from the shared passion to contribute to our scientific understanding of proteins and to translate these insights into reality by developing drugs that make people’s lives better.

Corporate Culture

Default to transparency. As individuals, we view transparency as a lifestyle of authenticity, respect, and honesty. As a team, we view transparency as an effective way to work remotely and establish a culture of trust.

Cultivate positivity. We strive to approach things in a positive way while realizing all emotions are valid. We encourage constructive feedback from team members and business partners to foster positive collaborations.

Show gratitude. We regularly stop and demonstrate gratitude for our circumstances. We are reverent to our team, investors, advisors, and commercial partners who believed in us from the beginning and will always use this as a guiding light to growth.

Practice reflection. We believe the act of introspection is where true learning and life-changing adjustments originate. We approach discussions intentionally and think through all angles.

Improve consistently. We are biased toward action and have a higher expectation of ourselves and of our technology than others have of us. We aim to be fully engaged in our work and activities, and fully disconnected when we’re not working.

Act beyond yourself. We consider the bigger picture, knowing our work goes beyond ourselves. We are not afraid of the less-traveled path if it holds true to our values and betters the world.

Build Sustainably. Sustainability is at the core of our technology, research, and team values. Oppenheimer’s supercomputer runs on 100% renewable energy and mitigates the need for traditional high-throughput experiments in our Swiss lab. Our team is incentivized and committed to growing a sustainable future and corporate culture.

Diversify. Diversity at all levels is paramount in translating biophysics to first in-class medicines while embracing the serendipity of science. Diversity in mindsets, gender, skills, backgrounds, and — because we are geeks, protein sequences — are key to building an impactful future for our patients.

Patient Passion. Our team is interwoven with a passion for understanding the “why” of protein drug failures to avoid them. The integration of the Oppenheimer platform with our Swiss pre-clinical laboratory is an unwavering commitment to developing first-in-class protein therapeutics for our patients.

Reverence to the giants. We embrace the fortitude and ingenuity of all the great minds and teams who advanced the field of protein biophysics to enable cutting-edge therapeutics. It is our honor to collaborate in this arena to pay homage to scientists who laid the very foundation.

Committed to our Corporate Culture to embrace diversity, Peptone Ltd and affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers building a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law. We believe in an agile working culture for all our roles. If flexibility is important to you, we encourage you to explore with our hiring team what the opportunities are.

Our Mission

Delivering first-in-class medicines for better patient outcomes is our obsession. Translating biophysics of intrinsic protein disorder to generate de novo protein therapeutics is our passion.

What we bring…

  • A non-hierarchical environment where everyone has a voice to influence and shape the company’s future direction
  • An appreciative atmosphere with fair salaries, company benefits and top class working equipment
  • A highly dynamic environment with plenty of opportunities for career development
  • A highly skilled and interdisciplinary team that is passionate about proteins, science and business
  • A unique company giving you the opportunity to push the boundaries of biopharmaceutical drug development
  • A fast-paced company with novel science and academic rigor at its core
  • A company that values your contribution to scientific endeavor and supports presentation and publication of your novel discoveries
  • A flexible working setup to ensure a work-life balance

About the role

As part of the Peptone team you help realize our vision by taking over organizational and administrative tasks to ease the work of our leadership teams. You flexibly tackle various organizational subjects that occur in our daily work to ensure a smooth operation in the London office. For this, you work closely together with the upper management team, at the same time being an important contact person for the entire team. You work in a highly collaborative, team-oriented and fast-paced startup environment with a strong commitment to deliver and in ways that cut across traditional industry boundaries.

What you'll do

  • Managing of the calendars / diaries of the leadership team
  • Managing the email inboxes of the leadership team
  • Managing travel and expenses for C-Suite executives
  • Responding to drop-in visitors to offices and relaying them to the right team members
  • Organizing meetings with visitors, collaborators and investors, by coordinating schedules, meeting rooms and catering
  • Managing incoming and outgoing post and deliveries
  • Liaising with and organizing visits of investors, collaborators and external organizations
  • Organizing external events, in collaboration with other Peptone affiliates as required
  • Coordination of Board meetings, including both organizational support prior to and administrative support during Board meetings
  • Maintaining internal stocks of office supplies
  • Other office and admin tasks as they arise
  • If you recognize challenges in the organization of our daily operations of our work you take the initiative to resolve them.

What you bring

  • Fluent IT skills, including proven competency across Microsoft Office and Google’s G Suite.
  • Extremely strong communication, organizational and administrative skills.
  • A strong customer-centric attitude when interacting with our collaborators and vendors, whether by email or in person.
  • Self-motivated with an ability to manage multiple responsibilities, switching between them as required.
  • Demonstrable experience in the proactive support of C-suite / executive teams in an efficient and empathetic manner.
  • Experience in support of and interactions with Board-level individuals is desirable.