Scientist: Cell and Molecular Biology (Ref 4252)

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Artios Pharma is currently recruiting a Scientist to join our expanding Biology team working on target identification and target validation. This is an excellent opportunity to join a world class research team in a dynamic, expanding 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 currently have two programmes in early phases of clinical development. These phase 1/2a studies are evaluating the small-molecule ATR inhibitor ART0380 and the first-in-class Pol Theta inhibitor ART4215 in patients with advanced or metastatic solid tumours.

Job overview:

You will join a growing research team within this innovative and expanding company. Your primary responsibilities will be to support the DDR Biology team in contributing biological data to Artios’ early-stage drug discovery projects. You will achieve this by applying your technical expertise in cell and molecular biology to develop and run mechanistic cell biological studies to understand telomere maintenance mechanisms and their potential for exploitation as novel anti-cancer strategies. You will also work in multi-disciplinary collaborations with external scientists and leading academics, involving a high level of teamwork.

Qualifications and experience


  • PhD or equivalent in a life science subject
  • Minimum of three years’ experience working in a research environment


  • Proven track record in telomere biology and / or DDR biology
  • Experience working in an industrial setting

Key skills and abilities


  • Excellent skills in a broad range of cell and molecular biology techniques including Western blotting, cell culture, and RNA interference,
  • Expertise in fluorescence microscopy-based methods such as immunofluorescence and / or FISH
  • Expertise in performing viability assays such as colony formation and proliferation assays
  • Understanding of basic cancer cell biology
  • Ability to troubleshoot experiments independently
  • Ability to work independently in an organised and methodical fashion
  • High level of team working skills required
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • High level of IT literacy
  • Flexible approach to change


This is a. permanent position, offering an attractive salary & benefits package. If you have the right background, then please apply by sending your CV with a covering letter using the link below.

The closing date is Monday 20 June 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.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive; if you do not hear from us we will not be inviting you to interview on this occasion.

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