Scientist – Translational Science (Artios Pharma)

With an expanding small molecule drug discovery portfolio Artios Pharma is recruiting for an experienced Scientist to support our Translational Sciences team on a 12 Month Fixed Term Contract. 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 responsibilities will be to support the Translational Sciences team to deliver key reagents and assays for onward clinical development of Artios’ exciting pipeline.

Qualifications and Experience

• BSc in Molecular biology / Cell biology / Biochemistry or equivalent experience.
• Prior experience working in a biochemistry or cell biology research laboratory
• Significant experience running protein analysis assays i.e. western blots, ELISA’s.
• High level of competence working in a cell culture laboratory
• Experience working with CRO’s or collaborative partners

• Experience of optimising antibodies for immunohistochemistry
• Experience generating sh/siRNA cell lines
• Experienced in basic molecular biology techniques

Key Skills and Abilities

• Excellent numeracy and literacy skills
• Strong written and verbal communication skills, especially with external partners
• Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
• Ability to ‘troubleshoot’ experiments independently
• Ability to work in a proactive, organised and methodical fashion
• Excellent attention to detail

• High level of IT literacy
• Flexible approach to change

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.

No agencies, thank you

Application Instructions: 

This is a 12 Month Fixed Term position, offering an attractive salary & benefits package. Appointment will be at Scientist level depending on experience. If you have the right background, then please apply by sending your CV with a covering letter to

Application Closing Date: 
01 March