Immunology and Gene Engineering Scientists

Cambridge, UK - Full Time
Multiple vacancies, junior and senior levels
Empyrean Therapeutics, headquartered at the Babraham Research Campus in Cambridge, is using
cutting edge gene-editing technologies and cell engineering to develop genetically modified
autologous and allogeneic cell therapies for the treatment of cancer and other diseases. With
Intima Bioscience, we are focused on translating these cell therapies in active clinical trials for
curative intent in solid tumor cancer (
We have multiple openings for scientists at all graduate levels, 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 cell biology to develop and grow new research programs as part of 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 solid understanding of genetics and gene regulation
• Strong cell culture and aseptic handling skills
• Skilled in experimental design and troubleshooting
• Great organisational ability to plan and prioritise work
• Experience with gene editing is preferred
• Experience with in vivo models of the immune system is of advantage
You will manage all aspects of the project, planning and performing experiments to test new ideas
and generate key data and publications to drive the project forward. You will be PhD educated
or have equivalent experience, ideally with additional experience within a leading academic
institute or equivalent biotech.
Successful candidates will be exceptionally driven and self-motivated and are proven 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 ( to apply.

Application Closing Date: 
16 March