Research Scientist/Senior Scientist, Translational Biology

REPORTS TO: Principal Scientist or Director of Translational Biology

JOB PURPOSE: A lab focused role looking to contribute to the characterisation and translation of Crescendo’s novel Humabody products as part of a cross-functional project team.


• Identification and evaluation of translationally relevant model systems including in vivo mouse models
• Defining and directing in vitro and in vivo studies with CROs to build a biology data package for Humabody products
• Forming collaborations with academic groups to enable testing of Humabody drug candidates in translationally relevant in vitro and in vivo assays
• Developing and running cell-based assays using primary cells e.g. immune cells
• Designing and performing experiments to test the function of Humabody VH in a range of immunological and other tumour cell assays
• Carrying out experiments to define and demonstrate the mechanism of action of novel Humabody products

The above list is not exhaustive, and you may from time to time be asked to undertake other tasks by your line manager


Education and Experience
• PhD or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline; postdoctoral or industry experience would be an advantage
• Strong knowledge and background in oncology and/or immunology, in particular T cell biology

Skills and Knowledge
• Design of relevant experiments within in vivo models of oncology
• Experience in working in cross-functional project teams and of directing and managing pieces of work with collaborators/CROs
• In vitro cell-based functional assays with primary immune cells and/or tumour cells and measuring various cellular functions
• Strong practical knowledge of Flow cytometry
• Isolation and culture of primary cells e.g. T-cells and other immune cells
• Excellent laboratory skills and demonstrated ability to use these to deliver on projects

• Motivated by science and oncology drug discovery or translational biology
• Independent with the ability to come up with ideas and execute plans to generate results
• Highly organised with good attention to detail
• Flexible and pro-active
• Good communicator
• Excellent team worker

Application Instructions: 

If you feel you possess the necessary skills and relevant experience for the above role, please apply in writing by sending a covering letter and up to date CV to

Application Closing Date: 
29 November