Job description

Scientific Publications Assistant

Abington, UK

Immunocore is an innovative and dynamic biotechnology company developing a unique platform of T Cell receptor-based therapeutics, called ImmTAX molecules, as a novel class of treatments for cancer, infectious and autoimmune diseases.

Immunocore has a well-established pipeline of wholly owned programmes, of world leading science and strong IP position, which has led to discovery collaborations with Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Medimmune as well as a co-discovery & co-development partnership with Lilly, and recent investment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The Publications Assistant supports the planning, execution and archiving of all scientific communication deliverables, including abstracts, posters, slide decks and manuscripts. 



  • Supports the timely execution of the publications plan according to strategy.
    • Liaises with Dept Heads / Clinical Leads to collate publication plans
    • Manages new proposals for scientific communications submitted by staff members
    • Tracks internal and external deadlines for conference submissions
  • Supports content development for external communications
    • Liaises with internal & external authors during the review stage and collates author comments
    • Supports generation of guidance documents & templates
    • Supports generation of schematics and figures
    • Supports journal or conference submissions
    • Tracks progress of content development
    • Updates journal database and journal formatting requirements
    • Coordinates scientific and medical review of clinical communications
    • Supports the development and maintenance of core publications guidance documents and templates
  • Coordinates the internal approval of clinical and scientific communications
    • Serves as the point of contact for staff submitting content for approval
    • Manages each workflow from submission to final internal approval
    • Maintains databases for approved content
  • Other publication-related activities
    • Manage quality checks of scientific content (against validated data outputs), including version control, citations and archiving
    • Manage centralised reference databases and ensures compliance with our copyright licensing agreement
    • Performs literature searches to support regulatory submissions
    • Purchases published articles on request


  • Providing additional ad-hoc support for projects within the research management and Business Development teams


Experience & knowledge



  • Worked within a relevant scientific background
  • Worked to build and maintain effective working relationships, ensuring good written and verbal communication skills
  • Worked to a high level with organisational and IT skills
  • Worked to ensure excellent organisational skills when working with colleagues
  • Worked with reference management software



  • Advanced degree (MSc or PhD in relevant field)
  • Experience in Immunology / Oncology preferred
  • Worked within Immunology/ pharmaceutical/ biotech sector
  • Worked with writing scientific publications, with experience gained from within academia and/ or industry
  • Knowledge of Good Publication Practices
  • Worked with graphics software

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