Scientist - Cancer and Therapeutic Development
Fixed Term Contract (2 Years)

Everyone should have access to innovative therapies that represent the promise of lasting cures. At Theolytics we are working to transform patients’ lives, through world leading science, with a great team. Our discovery platforms harness the power of viruses to systematically identify therapies optimised for a chosen patient population, with a focus on oncology.


We are looking for a Scientist to join our growing multidisciplinary and dynamic team. This position represents an excellent opportunity for someone looking to contribute to the development of an early stage oncolytic virus product through to clinical application. The successful applicant will be working in a fast paced environment and contribute to strategic research and development goals. The candidate must be a proactive, organised individual and possess a range of technical expertise and knowledge in cancer biology, immunology and/or virology.  We are looking for someone who is a self-starter, has excellent communication skills, can interact with a diverse group of scientific disciplines and is happy to jump in when required in what will be an exciting work environment.


  • Design and execution of cutting edge research projects; 

  • Make detailed observations, maintain accurate records, analyse data and rigorously interpret results;

  • Prioritization of workloads and coordination of scientific work streams and processes;

  • Collation and presentation of research findings at internal meetings;

  • Contribution to a range of key strategic documents including: reports and presentations, patent applications, and regulatory filings;

Candidate Profile

Required skills and experience include:

  • A PhD in Cancer Biology, Virology, Immunology or similar discipline;

  • Competence in various cell culture techniques; 

  • Experience in the development, optimisation and execution of cellular assays, including the use of flow cytometry;

  • Basic molecular biology/biochemistry skills (eg. DNA/RNA extraction and quantitation, PCR, qPCR, ELISA);

  • Strong team player who enjoys working in a highly collaborative environment, and is adaptable to evolving business needs; 

  • Evidence of impactful research experience through publications, patents and/or presentations at national/international conferences

  • Knowledge of health and safety regulations in a laboratory environment;

  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills; and

  • Strong IT skills (including proficiency with Word, Excel and PowerPoint), and comfort using shared drives. 


Advantageous skills, experience and attributes include:

  • Experience with in vivo models and in vivo procedures

  • Experience working with oncolytic viruses and/or adenoviruses;

  • Knowledge of cancer biology and immunotherapy; 

  • Experience in handling and processing primary tissue samples;

  • Experience with next generation sequencing;

  • High motivation for, and commitment to, research on anticancer therapies and drug discovery;

  • Initiative, and a willingness and propensity to take on responsibility;

  • A collaborative attitude with a flair for problem-solving.


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