Scientist - Analytical Development - Abingdon


London, GB
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Life Sciences R&D/Engineering
  • Post Date: 04/12/2021
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  • Company Address: 351 Rouse Boulevard , Philadelphia, PA , 19112

About Adaptimmune

Adaptimmune, a leader in T-cell therapy, is a multinational, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel immunotherapies using its proprietary SPEAR T-cell receptor platform to treat solid tumors, which has the potential to transform the treatment of cancer.

Job Description

The purpose of this role is to primarily conduct scientific experiments as necessary within dedicated scientific and project teams, to develop and run analytical assays relevant to understanding of Adaptimmune’s products.  Whilst initially requiring supervision by a more senior scientist, the job holder will develop further scientific skills to be able to work more independently on routine experiments.  The job holder will also be responsible for the interpretation of scientific results under the supervision of a Principal Scientist or Senior Scientist. The scientist may also be involved in one or more support activities to enable the smooth running of the group or laboratory and enabling company functioning toward its goals (e.g. Lab steward role).

Key Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with the Senior Scientists and Principal Scientists plan experiments, making sure they are appropriately designed, well thought through and include all the relevant controls. Conducting experiments carefully and diligently, ensuring data is as high quality as possible. Being ambitious in the scale and pace of the experiments, making best use of the time available.
  • Making sure the experiments are fully and accurately recorded: samples appropriately labelled and stored, databases maintained in a timely manner, results fully analysed and written up in ELN in a timely manner. In collaboration with the Senior Scientists and Principal Scientists, summarise and evaluate experimental results in reports in a timely manner.
  • Participating in group and project meetings and discussions. Sharing results proactively, in an open and honest way, to all relevant parties.
  • Contributing to routine lab maintenance as well as being considerate to others around you by abiding by the lab rules and working in a safe, clean and tidy manner.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Degree in Life Sciences.
  • Experience of laboratory procedures.
  • Ability to work independently on routine experiments with limited supervision
  • Additional post-graduate scientific experience or qualifications, such as an MSc. or PhD - desirable
  • Familiar with basic Immunology (T cell) – desirable

Skills & Competencies

  • Computer literate and ability to familiarise with different IT systems
  • Excellent numeracy and English language skills (both written and verbal)
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Ability to follow protocols.
  • Knowledge and skills to use of standard laboratory equipment (such as pipettes, pH meters, centrifuges).
  • Basic experimental design skills (use of controls, etc.), attention to detail, good time management skills, team player attitude, good communication skills.
  • Able to work independently after training.
  • Strong team player but with the ability to work independently as well.
  • Use of more specialist lab equipment e.g. flow cytometers – desirable
  • Experience in developing Viral vector analytical methods and experience with quantitative PCR.

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