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Experienced Primary Human T Cell Scientist

20 March 2018

Laboratory Solutions has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Primary T Cell Scientist to join an American biopharmaceutical company in Cambridgeshire, this is a permanent role and will involve travel to the US every quarter, check out the job spec below-

The incumbent will be expected to design, execute and analyze complex studies and provide leadership within the program. Primary responsibility will involve expansion and characterization of primary human T cells directed against neo-antigens. 

The incumbent will also be responsible for delivering immunobiology guidance to the cell therapy Discovery Group and assist in assay development and platform support. 

This will require broad knowledge of current concepts in cancer immunology and associated areas. The individual will present research findings to the cell therapy group and share expertise with other scientists and must be willing to travel to our site based in Boston, USA.

Additional Responsibilities:

Supervise and train Research Associate(s).
Use strong communication skills to interact with other Agenus scientists and external collaborators.
Read and analyze current scientific literature and integrate knowledge to propose new approaches and areas of study.
Provide critical guidance for platform evaluation and prioritization of potential targets.
Contribute to intellectual property submissions.
Serve as Biology Lead for pre-clinical and translational discovery projects.
Complete internal compliance forms.
Submit data into digital archive (ELN format) shared within research group.
PhD, MD or equivalent with strong research background in immunology, preferably tumor immunology.

Significant post-doctoral research experience with evidence of success, including strong publication record, and experience presenting data at national and international conferences. 
Proven expertise to independently initiate and drive research projects must be evident.
Technical skills to include:

Expansion of peptide-specific T cells from diverse sources.
T cell function assays that validate TcR biology
Strong expertise in flow cytometry (>5 color) and cell-based assays
Functional analyses of T cells using multi-parametric analysis.

Career progression, excellent package, a chance to make a real difference as this is a spin off from the main company, need a new challenge then please apply today and send your cv to