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Research Scientist - Oxford

Argonaut Therapeutics is a precision therapeutics company that was established to develop epigenetically-acting drugs which target abnormal arginine methylation in cancer. Argonaut strives to develop a new class of precision cancer medicines which target the enzymes responsible for abnormal arginine methylation in cancer.

There is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated lab-based scientist to join our research and development team. The successful candidate will be responsible for performing a variety of molecular and cell-based screens as well as general laboratory duties such as maintenance of cell lines, stocks and database management.

KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Perform general cell-based screening activities involving mammalian cell culture and molecular biology techniques.
  • Assist with the general running and maintenance of the laboratory, including stock control and interactions with outside suppliers.
  • Maintain a database of results and record keeping for all aspects of laboratory organisation.
  • Provide assistance with assay development and protocol optimisation.
  • Maintain mammalian cell culture facilities and other equipment as necessary.
  • Maintain effective communication with Project Management.
  • Participate in group meetings.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Laboratory experience of mammalian tissue culture techniques would be advantageous, but training will be provided.
  • Demonstrated experience in the following techniques would be desirable: qPCR, Western, Blot, ELISA, Cell viability assays and Immunohistochemistry.
  • General knowledge of clinical laboratory regulations.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Keen attention to detail with the ability to follow specific protocols and SOPs.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers and clients.
MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor's degree in life sciences or other relevant field is essential
  • 1-3 year relevant clinical laboratory experience with preferred background in medical sciences/drug discovery/cancer research; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience would be advantageous.
SALARY
HOW TO APPLY

competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience

Please send your cover letter and CV indicating you are applying for the Research Scientist position AT_RS to enquiries@argonauttherapeutics.co.uk