Senior/Laboratory Technician – (Maternity Cover)

January 26, 2021


Artios Pharma is recruiting for a laboratory technician or senior laboratory technician  on a temporary basis to assist in the day-to-day running of our biochemistry and cell biology labs. 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.

Outline of the role

You will join a growing research team within this innovative and expanding company. Your primary responsibility will be to ensure the smooth running of the Artios research laboratories, including:

  • Management and ordering of laboratory consumables.
  • Cleaning and general maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  • Safe and proper waste disposal, including liquid and dry waste and Category II dry waste.
  • Co-ordination of incoming and outgoing shipments of chemical and biological reagents
  • Reviewing and maintaining databases
  • Overseeing Health and Safety in the laboratory

 Qualifications and Experience


  • Minimum 2 A Level passes with at least one science subject
  • Prior experience as a technician working in a biochemistry or cell biology research laboratory
  • Experience in producing buffers and microbiological media, including agars, broths and buffers
  • Experience in performing and reviewing risk assessments including COSHH
  • Stock control and ordering experience
  • Experience in coordinating incoming and outgoing shipments


  • BSc in Molecular biology / Cell biology / Biochemistry or equivalent experience.
  • Experience working in a tissue culture laboratory
  • Experience in compound management
  • First Aid at Work qualification

Key Skills and Abilities 


  • Excellent numeracy and literacy skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Ability to work in a proactive, organised and methodical fashion
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Experience maintaining databases


  • Ability to ensure Health and Safety compliance and understanding from all staff.

This is a maternity cover role with the expected start date of mid-April. We offer an attractive and competitive salary & benefits package, if you have the right background, then please apply by sending your CV with a covering letter to  In order to comply with UK employment law, all applicants must have the Right to Work in the UK, if invited to interview, you will be required to provide proof of your eligibility to work in the UK.

Closing date: Monday 15 February

No agencies, thank you.