Empyrean Therapeutics: Principal Scientist / Senior Scientist – Human iPSC Gene Engineering (Multiple Vacancies)

Cambridge, United Kingdom - Full Time

Empyrean Therapeutics, headquartered at the Babraham research campus in Cambridge, is using cutting edge gene-editing technologies and a novel genetic screening platform to develop genetically modified autologous and allogeneic cell therapies for the treatment of cancer and other diseases.

We have multiple openings for principal scientists or senior scientists, focused on developing novel and innovative off-the-shelf immunotherapy platforms and investigating new gene targets and modalities for the genetic engineering of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC).

This is an ideal opportunity for anyone wanting to apply their knowledge of stem cell engineering to grow new research programs, build and lead a dynamic team and work with global partners to translate therapeutic platforms to the clinic.

Core skills required:
• Practical knowledge and experience in iPSC handling, gene editing and differentiation
• Strong molecular biology skills and a good understanding of genetics and gene regulation
• Strong mammalian cell culture experience
• Skilled in experimental design and troubleshooting
• Good organisational ability to plan and prioritise work

As a senior team member, you will manage all aspects of the project, planning and performing experiments to test new ideas and generate key data to drive the project forward. You will be PhD educated, ideally with additional experience within a leading academic institute or equivalent biotech.

Successful candidates will need to be highly motivated, driven, team players with excellent communication skills, attention to detail and record keeping. We offer an exciting and fast-paced working environment as a well-funded and rapidly growing start-up, competitive salary and full benefits.

Application Instructions: 

If you believe you have the relevant skills and this sounds like an exciting opportunity, please send your CV and cover letter to Tom Henley (tom.henley@empyreantx.com) to apply.

Application Closing Date: 
17 June