Senior Scientific Laboratory Technician

Permanent employee, Full-time · UK Office (Milton Park, Oxford)

Main Responsibilties

The senior lab technician will be responsible for aiding the smooth running of lab work, including client work and internal R&D work. Broadly this will cover: 

  • Running routine screening assays and experiments on the automated platform to help deliver projects

  • Perform QC checks and provide training to others

  • Help with manual lab processes including cell culture and development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

  • Manage inventory, equipment maintenance and calibration 

Training for the automation platform and experimental procedures will be given, but a strong background and experience in running manual experiments is desirable. 

As a small company, every opinion matters - the ideal candidate will be motivated to identify weaknesses or holes within any area they work in and actively help improve them. 

Qualifications and Experience
  • Applicants will have a M.Sc/ B.Sc/ or relevant apprenticeship qualification

  • Experience in mammalian cell culture techniques

  • Experience in carrying out scientific procedures manually (for example this could include: microscopy, flow cytometry, SDS-PAGE/ Western Blotting or other cell-based assays). Experience in all of these is not required and training will be provided, but a background in two or more basic techniques would be useful.

  • Excellent communication skills and a team player

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Good time management

  • Problem solving skills

  • Experience as a technician or research assistant is desirable

  • A background in a cellular biology background is also on our wish list

Why join us?


  • We are a dedicated, passionate and agile team who are constantly innovating and celebrating team successes

  • We are flexible and collaborative and offer extensive development and progression opportunities

  • Inclusion, diversity and belonging is core to our success.  We embrace everything unique and continue to be proud of our diverse, rich culture.  When you are at your best, we are at our best


  • Highly competitive reward package

  • Pension scheme, 4x life insurance and other benefits, including bike to work scheme

  • Enhanced sick-pay scheme and family-friendly policies

  • Personalised health and well-being support

  • A minimum of 28 days’ annual leave, together with generous flexible and remote working opportunities to ensure you have a great work/ life balance

  • Regular team events, fresh fruit and snacks and lots of opportunities to socialise and build great relationships

About us

Arctoris is a tech-enabled drug discovery company headquartered in Oxford and Boston. Arctoris combines its unique automation platform, Ulysses, with advanced computational approaches and a world-class team of seasoned drug hunters to guide and rapidly progress its wholly owned and partnered drug discovery programs in oncology and neurology.

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