Senior Scientist, Targeted Therapies, Oncology (R&D Department)

Job location: Cracow 

Ref no.: SEL/073

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Senior Scientists with demonstrated expertise in epigenetics and cancer biology to join our R&D Biology Department and support Selvita’s drug discovery projects.




  • PhD with preferably 2+ years of experience.
  • Prior industrial or relevant academic experience is required.
  • Previous experience in the fields of molecular biology and/or cancer biology is required.
  • Expertise in chromatin biology, epigenetics and mechanism of transcriptional regulation as evidenced by publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Technical expertise with mammalian cell culture (essential), standard molecular biology techniques like ELISA, Western Blot, qPCR, as well as cytotoxicity, proliferation, apoptotic and cellular reporter system assays is required.
  • Expertise with flow cytometry, cytokine release, cytotoxicity and proliferation assays is strongly preferred.
  • Experience in working with cell lines and cell-based assays in microplate format (experience with 3D assays will be a plus).
  • Practical experience with analysis software such as FlowJo, GraphPad Prism, Excel is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to manage large amounts of data and to supervise less experienced scientists/research assistants.
  • Willingness to learn and adopt new experimental techniques.
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken English is essential.



Main Duties: 

  • Utilizing expertise in epigenetic biology to develop innovative strategies for understanding the role of epigenetic mechanisms in cancer.
  • Proactively seeking out new information in the literature and incorporate this into individual project(s) as well as the overall program.
  • Presenting research results and methodologies at weekly meetings with immediate supervisor and/or project leader, project team meetings and other research forums.
  • Developing and performing complex in vitro assays for target validation and secondary functional pharmacology assays.
  • Mentoring and supervising of junior team members by providing scientific expertise and sharing the technical skills.



What we offer:

  • Work in a team of highly-qualified and experienced professionals.
  • Opportunity for a rapid career development.
  • Participation in challenging and ambitious projects.
  • Package of benefits: private medical healthcare, Multisport Card, lunch subsidies, days with fruits, language classes refund.
  • Possibility to take part in sports activities.
  • Access to attractive infrastructure: fitness and spa zone in the building. 



If you are interested please send your CV to with subjects: SEL/073, SENIOR SCIENTIST, TARGETED THERAPIES, ONCOLOGY (R&D DEPARTMENT). 


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