Scientist/Senior Scientist: in vivo Pharmacology Maternity Cover. 12 Months Fixed Term (Ref 4232)

October 19, 2021


Following our 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 in vivo pharmacologist (non lab based). 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 responsibility will be to design, manage & analyse in vivo pharmacology studies with contract research organisation and collaborators. Through CRO’s and other partners, you will generate in vivo pharmacology work to understand the efficacy, tolerability and PK/PD relationships of novel anticancer agents. You will also work in multi-disciplinary collaborations with external scientists and leading academics, involving a high level of teamwork. It is important to note that this will not involve any hands-on experimentation.

Qualifications and Experience
• Minimum of PhD or BSc/MSc plus equivalent preclinical experience in cancer research
• Experience of in vivo oncology models in drug discovery or in academia
• Experience managing contract research organisations or external collaborations is advantageous

Key Skills and Abilities
• Understanding of in vivo pharmacology in a cancer drug discovery setting
• Understanding of basic cancer cell biology or DNA repair pathways
• Good planning, managing, and maintaining relationships with multiple partners
• Previous experience in preclinical drug discovery would be advantageous
• 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 12 Month Fixed Term Maternity cover, contract, offering an attractive salary & benefits package. Appointment will be at the Scientist / Senior Scientist level depending on experience. If you have the right background, then please apply by sending your CV with a covering letter to quoting Reference 4232.

The closing date is Monday 29 November 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.