Scientist or Senior Scientist: Cell-Based Assays (Ref 4211)

May 17, 2021


Following our recent exciting collaborations with both Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and Novartis, and with an expanding small molecule drug discovery portfolio Artios Pharma is recruiting for an experienced cell and molecular biologist. 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 started our first clinical study with our small-molecule ATR inhibitor in February 2021.

Outline of the role
You will join a growing research team within this innovative and expanding company. Your primary responsibilities will be contributing biological data to Artios’ ongoing drug discovery projects. You will achieve this by applying your technical expertise in cell and molecular biology to create and run cellular assays, measuring the ability of Artios’ novel anticancer agents to modulate specific DNA repair pathways and mechanisms. You will also work in multi-disciplinary collaborations with external scientists and leading academics, involving a high level of teamwork. Appointment will be at either the Scientist or Senior Scientist level depending on experience.

Qualifications and Experience
• PhD or equivalent in a life science subject
• Minimum of five years’ experience working in a research environment
• Proven track record in cancer research, ideally within an industrial setting
• Experience of drug discovery is desirable
• Experience working in an industrial setting will be a distinct advantage

Key Skills and Abilities
• Technical skills in performing high-throughput compound screening using cell-based assays is highly desirable
• Excellent technical skills in cell and molecular biology techniques including cell culture, Western blotting, flow cytometry, imaging, and functional reporter assays
• Understanding of DNA damage response biology, DNA repair pathways and cancer cell biology
• Ability to work independently in an organised and methodical fashion
• High level of IT literacy
• Excellent communication and presentation skills
• Flexible approach to change

This is a permanent position, offering an attractive salary & benefits package. Appointment will be at Scientist/Senior Scientist I level depending on experience. If you have the right background, then please apply by sending your CV with a covering letter to quoting Ref 4211.

The closing date is Monday 14 June 2021

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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