Become an Arctorian

“I love the collaborative nature of work at Arctoris, with conversations and projects that intertwine many different teams and individuals with different backgrounds and expertise. The nature of working in a young and dynamic company means that everyone’s input is important and listened to as we strive to succeed as a company and as individuals. No two days are ever the same and I have learnt to go with the flow and that best laid plans for the day can go awry!”

Dr Alice Roworth
Head of Laboratory

Why Arctoris

At Arctoris, we are united in our mission to dramatically reduce the time and cost for developing new drugs. We use a combination of robotics, data science, and deep biological insights to enable better decisions based on rich, reliable and structured data. Powered by our platform, Ulysses, we pursue our mission to bring better drugs into the clinic faster.

We are headquartered in Oxford, with our US operations based in Boston and our Asia-Pacific operations based in Singapore. Our global team brings together biotech and pharma scientists, roboticists and machine learning engineers, as well as life sciences and business executives. Together, we challenge conventions in drug discovery and relentlessly pursue a data-first approach to finding and developing new drugs faster. Our work creates meaningful value for us, our partners, our shareholders, our people, our communities and the world. If you are interested in joining us please click  here to view our vacancies.

Life at Arctoris

Our team of incredibly talented and dedicated people are committed to transforming the way we discover and develop new treatments for areas of unmet clinical need. We are passionate experts in our respective fields.

Our core values are:

Ambition & Trust

We push the boundaries and challenge the status quo​. Arctoris adheres to the highest principles of scientific integrity and ethical conduct:

Collaboration & Authenticity

We listen, we speak up and we care about what we do​. We invest time to make a difference:

We are multi-disciplinary and we believe that collaboration, curiosity and diversity are the most effective ways to unlock our potential and solve complex problems.

Our culture is built on a foundation of diverse perspectives and backgrounds, which we see as critical to our success. Arctorians thrive by learning and stretching themselves. In that spirit, we are keen to attract like-minded people who are willing to challenge long-held assumptions and explore what could be, not just what is.

As a company, we operate with a flat hierarchy and accessible leadership, which makes knowledge sharing and relationship building part of our DNA. Everyone’s views are welcome and new ideas are always invited – your peers and colleagues around the world are curious to hear perspectives.

Our Values

Our shared values of collaboration, authenticity, innovation and excellence are at the heart of everything we do. The work you can do at Arctoris will ensure you cross paths with many colleagues, creating a rich and diverse experience with ample opportunity for personal and professional growth. Wherever your career takes you within Arctoris, you are part of a unique pioneering venture, with like-minded people, working together to achieve nothing less but a transformation of drug discovery as we know it.

Collaboration

We listen and we speak up, together

  • Our energy, enthusiasm and passion set us apart.
  • We are extremely proud of our diverse team, our uniqueness and our global community.
  • We work together to continuously develop our operations and our capabilities.
  • We champion inclusion and seek to win as a team.

Authenticity

We bring our true selves to work
  • We value Arctorians’ beliefs & perspectives, acting with mutual respect & natural curiosity.
  • We welcome feedback and encourage conversations to learn and grow.
  • Our policies and culture embrace diversity, equality, and inclusion.
  • We believe in long-term relationships and mutual support.

Innovation

We challenge, we listen and we adapt

  • We are excited by what is possible, and driven by insight, learning and action.
  • We drive change and challenge the status quo.
  • We grow and evolve rapidly, expanding in all dimensions.
  • We are multi-disciplinary and thrive on collaboration, curiosity and challenge.

Excellence

We adhere to the highest standards
  • We are relentless in our pursuit to revolutionize drug discovery.
  • Integrity and ethics embody everything we do.
  • Scientific excellence and deep medical, biological, and technical insights guide us.
  • We build nothing less but the future of the biotech and pharma industry.

Why join us

Arctorians are part of a culture of growth, learning, and achievement.

We are committed to a culture of continuous improvement as the skills, knowledge and capabilities of Arctorians are central to our success. For us, both personal and professional growth contributes to our shared evolution

You can expect to receive additional support whenever and wherever you need it. Our flexible approach to working and learning ensures that every Arctorian can access the latest scientific, technical and management skills development opportunities. Being part of an incredibly strong team guided by ethics in all our actions, you will be learning from and growing with your peers.

From the moment you join us, we will work with you to design a personal development plan – tailored to your individual needs, wishes, and ambitions. We celebrate achievements and will work with you to access opportunities assisting you in growing your career.

The benefits of being an Arctorian

A career at Arctoris is one designed to last. We support our team members at every stage of their lives, with global opportunities and flexible working. When you are at your best, we are at ours!

Learning

Learn something new every single day, be challenged, and develop

Collaboration

Work with stellar colleagues - doctors, engineers, scientists, marketers, and many more

Wellness

Life, health and wellbeing support

Flexibility

You have the opportunity to choose how and where you work

Growth

Personal development fund to continue your own professional journey

Rewards

Highly competitive compensation packages

 

 

Come join us in our mission to enable, advance and accelerate research in the causes, cures, and prevention of human diseases.

The benefits

The application process

Diversity, Equality and Inclusiveness

Diversity, equality and inclusiveness (DEI) are core to who we are and how we work. We are collectively committed to fostering an environment where all differences are valued, practices are equitable and everyone experiences a sense of belonging.

The power of different perspectives and backgrounds in our decision-making, operations and actions is fundamental to establishing long-term value for our people, our partners, and for our wider stakeholders. Diverse ideas, backgrounds and mindsets drive innovation, build trusted relationships, and enable equitable and exceptional experiences for all. DEI is core to how we operate

Diversity: We embrace diversity and use our differences to create a rich and relatable working environment. We span and bridge nationalities, languages, education, gender and gender identity/ expression, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic background, working and thinking styles, religious background, abilities and disabilities, experiences, career paths, technical skills and many more attributes.

Equality: We all treat each other as equals. Creating and maintaining a culture of equality ensures our long-term success in today’s rapidly changing and evolving world.

Inclusiveness: We leverage our differences at Arctoris. We ensure everyone feels valued, and valued for who they are. We want our colleagues to have a sense of belonging, and to be inspired to contribute their personal best in every encounter.

Other initiatives include:
  • Fair and equitable hiring processes to ensure the best person for the role is always appointed.
  • Not discriminating against prospective applicants or colleagues on the grounds of any protected characteristic.
  • Being an active member of STEM and Woman in Science groups.
  • Supporting and giving back to our local communities.
  • Building an environment of continuous learning internally and externally.

Arctorians work globally

Headquarters

Arctoris Ltd
120E Olympic Avenue
Abingdon OX14 4SA
Oxfordshire 
UNITED KINGDOM

USA

Arctoris
6 Liberty Square
# 6152
Boston, MA 02109
USA

ASIA-PACIFIC

Arctoris Pte Ltd
68 Circular Road
#02-01
Singapore 049422
SINGAPORE

Our people, their insights

Open roles

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Laboratory Automation Engineer

UK Office (Milton Park, Oxford)

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Senior Scientific Laboratory Technician

UK Office (Milton Park, Oxford)

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Operations

Laboratory Automation Engineer

UK Office (Milton Park, Oxford)

Operations

Senior Scientific Laboratory Technician

UK Office (Milton Park, Oxford)

How we hire

Arctoris is a collaborative community so being a team-player is a must, but we want to understand your individual ambitions and ways of working. Experience, qualifications and skills are only part of the selection process. Getting to know you as a person and how you can make a positive impact on our mission is equally important.

When applying please:

  • Use the job description to highlight your relevant skills, experience or capabilities.
  • Tell us specifics. What have you been involved in? What have you achieved? What are you most proud of? How many people did you work with or manage? What was the scope of your role or project? Where has your work had the most impact?
  • Recent graduates and students working towards completing degrees are encouraged to include college/ university coursework or projects that establish your qualifications
  • Brief is best. Use your resume to focus on major accomplishments and qualifications
  • Tell us if we need to make an accommodation during the recruitment process, in which case please let us know, and we will work with you to facilitate your needs.
  • Use this link to apply for a role as we are unable to accept email applications.

We have a three-step process:

Resume review: Our application questions and job descriptions are designed to help us identify the best candidates. Typically, we contact the most qualified candidates for an interview within 2 to 4 weeks. If you are selected for an interview, we will be in touch. Please check your inbox to ensure that emails from Arctoris and/ or Personio, our talent platform, are not being directed to your spam folder.

Interview: The interview will allow you to meet members of our hiring team and learn more about Arctoris as we get to know you better. Our hiring team will contact you (either by email or by phone) to communicate the specifics of your interview(s). Details will include the interview format and how to find us if you are visiting one of our sites. We typically hold 2 or 3 consecutive interviews which may include:

  • Preliminary phone or Google Meet interview: For many positions, we will first contact you by phone or video call to gauge your interest and get a better sense of your qualifications and experience. If your preliminary screening goes well, we typically invite you to an in-person interview or a further video interview with other Arctorians.
  • On-campus interviews: Our hiring team may visit college and university campuses to attract talent for internships, apprenticeships and permanent positions.
  • Technical interviews: Our interviews are typically held on site and are competency-based with a blend of technical and value-based questions to help assess your suitability for the role. We are interested to know how you approach problems and arrive at solutions
  • Collaboration and leadership interviews: We seek to understand your ability to work in teams and across disciplines. We typically ask questions to enable us to understand how you approach different scenarios.
  • Assessments: For some positions, typically for a role in our discovery team, an assessment may be required. This may include a technical and/ or analytical assessment, depending on the role and location

The offer: A member of the hiring team will review and confirm the hiring decision, and if successful a formal offer will be extended. Timing of offers and next steps will vary by position and location, however we endeavour to respond within 7 days of the final interview. If you are unsuccessful on this occasion a member of the People team will always be available to provide feedback.