Research Associate / Scientist: Biochemistry (Ref 4237)

November 26, 2021



With have exciting collaborations with both Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and Novartis, and with an expanding small molecule drug discovery portfolio Artios Pharma is recruiting for a biochemistry and screening scientist.  This is an excellent opportunity to join a world class research team in a dynamic, small Biotech company based south of Cambridge, UK.  Artios is focused on identifying and developing cancer treatments by exploiting novel targets within the DNA damage response (DDR), a scientific area of high expectation following the success of PARP inhibitors in the clinic.  The company is actively working on an exciting portfolio of unique DNA repair projects.

We have 2 clinical studies with our small molecules, ATR and Polθ inhibitors, in clinical development.

Outline of the role

You will join a growing research team within this innovative and expanding company. Your primary responsibilities will be providing key biochemical and compound mechanism of action data for Artios’ ongoing drug discovery projects. You will achieve this by developing and running biochemical assays for screening small molecules against a variety of DNA repair enzymes. You will also work in multi-disciplinary collaborations with external scientists and leading academics, involving a high level of teamwork.

Qualifications and Experience


  • Experience of biochemical assay development, screening or mechanistic characterisation, ideally within an industrial setting
  • BSc in biochemistry or another relevant life science subject


  • Experience of working in an industrial or biotechnology setting

Key Skills and Abilities


  • Assay development and screening skills
  • Advanced skills in teamwork and collaboration
  • Flexible approach to change


  • Knowledge of the drug discovery process
  • Ability to work independently in an organised and methodical fashion
  • High level of IT literacy
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

This is a permanent position, offering an attractive salary & benefits package. Appointment will be at Associate Scientist / Scientist level depending on experience.  If you have the right background, then please apply by sending your CV with a covering letter to quoting Ref 4237

The closing date is Monday 31 January 2022

In order to comply with UK Employment Law, all applicants must have the Right to Work in the UK or if from the EU, subject to receiving a relevant Skilled Worker Visa to work in the UK.

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