Cell Biology Pipeline/Senior Scientist Contract 139

Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Excellent Benefits
21 Nov 2016
19 Dec 2016
Vacancy Filler
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client is a leader in the research and development of T cell-based therapies for the treatment of cancer. The business is rapidly growing in both the UK and USA and they have multiple early-phase clinical trials ongoing in oncology centres across both the US and Europe.

Based just outside Oxford, UK, our client offers the opportunity to take part in pioneering the commercial development of T cell therapy. The company has an inventive and collaborative culture, where employees are valued and inspired as well as rewarded for their ideas and contributions. The organisation of research within our clients have created an environment where it is possible to make both individual and team contributions towards scientific excellence.

As the company continues to expand further they have a number of exciting opportunities for motivated individuals to join their team.


For this post they are seeking an experienced Cell Biologists to join a vibrant, fast moving and multi-disciplined cell biology team aimed at delivering a pipeline of new enhanced T cell receptor (TCR)-based therapies to the clinic. This group is involved in identifying, characterising and safety testing optimal candidate TCRs for Adoptive T Cell Therapy. The role will involve designing and carrying out experimental schedules involving a wide variety of cutting edge cellular and immunological assays to assess the efficacy and specificity of candidate TCRs.

A flexible, enthusiastic, creative attitude to work, good data management skills, attention to detail and the aptitude to deal with multiple disciplines in parallel projects is essential. Good time management and the capability to work to deadlines will also be key. Previous cell culture and in vitro assay experience is essential, and experience of one or more of the following would be useful but not essential as training will be provided:

  • primary T cell culture
  • cellular immunology
  • lentivirus production
  • flow cytometry
  • 3D or organotypic culture

Candidates should have, or soon be completing, a PhD in a relevant subject within a cell biology research lab. Hepatitis B vaccination may be required and costs covered by our client if necessary.

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