• Senior Scientist



    Theolytics is an Oxford-based biotechnology company developing a pipeline of oncolytic viral therapeutics. The company will be rapidly expanding over the next 12-months to drive the development of research stage activities into clinical trial candidates.


    We are looking for a Senior Scientist for Translational Development to join our small, dynamic team. The successful applicant will be: designing and executing experiments at the interface of cancer and virology; taking an active role in training junior scientists; and leading the Theolytics Scientific team to deliver strategic research and development goals.


    This position represents an excellent opportunity for someone looking to take leadership responsibility in the development of an early stage product through to clinical application. We are looking for someone who is a self-starter, happy to jump in when required in what will be an exciting work environment.


    • Development of bioinformatics software to streamline genomic data processing; 
    • Creation of high confidence diversity scores for viral analysis;
    • Collaboration with our scientific team to guide experimental design;
    • Work with external specialists in areas such as machine learning;
    • Collation and presentation of findings at both internal and external meetings; and
    • Contribution to a range of key strategic documents including: reports, presentations, and patent applications.

    Candidate Profile


    Required skills and experience include:

    • A PhD in Virology, Cancer Biology, Molecular and Cell Biology, Immunology or similar discipline, with at least 2 years postdoctoral research experience;
    • A track record in managing projects and supervising junior employees;
    • Experience of primary human sample handling, processing and characterisation of cell types by flow cytometry;
    • Development of advanced cell culture models (e.g. 3D co-culture models);
    • 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:

    • Pharmaceutical and/or biotech industry experience (will put candidates at a significant advantage);
    • Experience working with oncolytic viruses and adenoviruses;
    • Knowledge of cancer biology, and experience working with primary tumor cultures;
    • High motivation for, and commitment to, research on anticancer therapies and drug discovery;
    • Initiative, and a willingness and propensity to take on responsibility;
    • The ability to lead and energise others; 
    • Experience applying for ethical consent from regulatory bodies; and
    • A collaborative attitude with a flair for problem-solving.



    Compensation: £40,000 - 50,000 per annum

    Location: Oxford

    Contract: Full-time, Permanent Contract

    Posting Date: 21st June 2018

    Closing Date: 20th July 2018

    How to Apply


    Please send a CV and cover letter by email to careers@theolytics.com.

    Applications will be evaluated in the order that they are received, and you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.