Senior Scientist l or ll (Ref 4220)

June 11, 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 Senior 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 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 responsibility will be performing CRISPR-Cas9 drop-out screens to identify novel oncology targets. You will apply your technical expertise in cancer cell biology and CRISPR screening across multiple cell lines to uncover novel gene dependencies for specific tumour subtypes with the aim of entering new programmes into the Artios drug discovery pipeline. You will have the opportunity to work in multi-disciplinary collaborative networks as well as with leading academics. Appointment will be at the senior scientist 1 or senior scientist 2 level depending on experience.

Qualifications and Experience
• Proven track record in performing CRISPR screens
• A background in at least one of the following disciplines is desirable: telomere biology; DNA damage response; identification and validation of oncology drug discovery targets ideally within an industrial setting
• PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant life science subject plus a minimum of an additional 2 years lab-based experience
• Experience of industrial drug discovery and delivering to meet milestones advantageous
• Experience working on innovative target classes a distinct advantage

Key Skills and Abilities
• Extensive technical skills in CRISPR-Cas9 technologies
• In depth understanding of telomere biology, DNA damage response and / or oncology is desirable
• Excellent technical cell and molecular biology skills including cell culture, flow cytometry, viability assays, Western blotting, siRNA and gene editing techniques
• Advanced skills in teamwork and collaboration
• Enthusiasm and commitment to achieve within tight deadlines
• 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 Senior Scientist I or II depending on experience. If you have the right background, then please apply by sending your CV with a covering letter to quoting Ref 4220.

The closing date is Monday 5 July 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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