Empyrean Therapeutics: Principal Scientist / Senior Scientist – Immunology and 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 immunotherapy platforms and investigating the functional role of new genetic targets in the immune system. As part of a cross-functional team, these scientists will investigate exciting new and improved methods for multiplex genome engineering of primary human cells. This is an ideal opportunity for anyone wanting to apply their knowledge of Immunology and molecular and cellular biology, 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:
• A background in Immunology and experience in isolating, culturing and assaying primary T cells
• Strong molecular biology skills and a good understanding of genetics and gene regulation
• Strong cell culture experience
• Skilled in experimental design and troubleshooting
• Good organisational ability to plan and prioritise work
• Experience of gene editing is preferred
• Experience of in vivo models of the immune system is an advantage

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: 
16 June