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Scientist – Cell Biology

By February 25, 2021No Comments

T-Cypher Bio is a seed-stage, innovative biotechnology company aiming to unlock an expansive target space to build a pipeline of novel, T-cell receptor (TCR)-based therapeutics. We are seeking a highly motivated scientist with cell biology expertise to help build our Cell Biology team.

What you will do

Play a key role in building our target and TCR discovery engine as well as establishing our early pipeline. Working with others in Research you will assess target presentation by our novel peptide-HLA display platform and optimise target-T cell engagement assays. As well as developing the discovery platform you will apply it to identify novel target and TCR pairs, establishing our early pipeline of therapeutic candidates.

Key Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with the Senior Scientists and Research Leaders, design and conduct experiments in support of research objectives
  • Develop and implement in-vitro immunological assays to interrogate T cell specificities and functional status
  • Participate in group and project meetings, offering insights and expertise on technical elements to advance research projects
  • Analyse and record experimental result and communicate findings to the team and to management
  • Maintain and implement good laboratory practices, including accurate laboratory notebook systems, instrument and reagent maintenance, and personnel safety precautions

To be successful you will need

  • BSc/MSc in Life Sciences with 3+ (BSc) or 2+ (MSc) years’ experience in biotech/pharma industry
  • or PhD in Cellular Biology, Immunology, Cancer Biology, or a related discipline
  • Cell culture experience of suspension and adherent cell lines
  • Experience of PBMC isolation and primary immune cell culture is desirable
  • Experience of multi-parameter flow cytometry
  • Experience in using multiple immune cell assays
  • Experience with basic molecular biology techniques including PCR
  • Ability to adapt to multiple roles in a fast-paced and evolving company
  • Enjoy working towards challenging goals in a fast-moving environment
  • Ability to follow and write protocols and SOPs
  • Knowledge of health and safety regulations in a laboratory environment
  • Strong organisational and communication skills (both written and verbal)

What we offer

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Modern, well equipped shared office and laboratory facilities on Oxford Science Park
  • Training and development opportunities in-line with the company’s goals and growth plans
  • An exciting opportunity to help establish an early-stage biotech with ambitions to impact patient’s lives

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