Scientist - Stem Cells

London,United Kingdom /
Biology /
Full time
Salary: £30,000-£38,500 + stock options 
Closing date:  15 July 2021

You rarely get the chance to change an entire industry. But that's the position we find ourselves in.  We’re developing a machine that totally automates mammalian cell culture - one of the most painful but important processes in biology.

Cells are crucial for biotech and pharma. They’re used to discover and develop new drugs, AND they enable cutting-edge cancer cell therapies. Mytos has the potential to impact therapy development across the board.

We’ve assembled a world-class team to take on this challenge, with ex-Dyson engineers and Nature-published scientists working hand-in-hand. You can learn more about your potential Mytos teammates here: Team

Mytos is backed by Y Combinator, the most successful startup program in the world which produced companies such as AirBnb, Dropbox, and Ginkgo Bioworks. 

We’re looking for a high-growth scientist to join our stem cell program and push the limits of human pluripotent stem cells (PSC) workflows we can automate. This is a unique opportunity to learn how to execute projects at the interface of engineering and biology.

We believe in autonomy, and you should expect to run your own projects and attempt to overcome hurdles you encounter, with the stem cell lead always available to advise as you require.

You’ll be interfacing with multiple disciplines, such as hardware/software engineers, so expect to have to learn about these different areas too.

    • Developing and validating methods of automating human PSC (ESC or iPSC) workflows on our systems, through planning, designing, executing and analyzing relevant experiments
    • Troubleshooting experiments and identifying abnormal or unexpected trends in data; offering suggestions of the root cause(s).
    • Cross-functional collaboration with hardware and software departments.
    • Doing your part to help run the lab, such as collaborating on ordering reagents, maintenance and banking of cells
    • Reporting directly to the Head of stem cells
    • Occasional weekend work (Saturday and/or Sunday) may be required


    • M.Sc. or PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology or related area
    • Hands-on experience with undifferentiated human PSC culture, maintenance and characterization
    • Experience with in vitro differentiation of human PSC, e.g., neurons, cardiomyocytes, monocytes
    • Robust experimental design and data analysis capabilities
    • Experience with molecular and cell biology techniques, including DNA/RNA isolation, RT-PCR, qPCR,  immunostaining, image analysis, and flow cytometry


    • Competitive £30,000-£38,500 salary with stock options
    • Lunch covered daily
    • Collaborative team environment with very high potential to learn new skills

Our solutions are going to transform the way every biotech works. Join us and help us get there!