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Associate Scientist/Scientist - 6 month Fixed Term Contract


Associate Scientist/Scientist – T cell cloning – 6 month contract

Immunocore is a clinical-stage biotechnology company pioneering the development of a unique platform of T cell receptor-based therapeutics called ImmTAXs. The company is developing a deep pipeline in multiple therapeutic areas, including five clinical stage programs in oncology and infectious disease, advanced pre-clinical programs in autoimmune disease and multiple earlier pre-clinical programs.

Our Pipeline Biology department has an immediate opening for an Associate Scientist or Scientist (dependent on experience) to join the TCR Discovery team on a temporary contract. The postholder should have proven practical experience in cellular biology, immunology or a related discipline with demonstrable skills in problem-solving, attention to detail and the ability to work collaboratively. This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate and motivated scientist to become part of a high-performing and dynamic team.


  • Execute experiments to identify specific immune cell populations against defined targets for the ImmTAX pipeline.
  • Make detailed observations, analyse data and interpret results. Demonstrate scientific rigor in assessing data.
  • Maintain accurate records of all work, completing laboratory notebooks on time and following Company procedures.
  • Contribute to the operational running and maintenance of laboratories and equipment.
  • Operate in accordance with the Company’s Health and Safety policies, especially within a CL2 laboratory environment.
  • Effectively present results at internal meetings.
  • Understand priorities and objectives, alerting managers to any perceived risks or delays.


  • Worked in a laboratory environment with proven expertise in:
    • Culturing primary cells and cell lines
    • Immunoassays such as ELISpots & ELISAs
    • Flow cytometry
  • Strong knowledge of Immunology.
  • Proven experience in experimental design and troubleshooting.
  • Proven ability to drive lab-based projects.
  • Recorded results in a concise and timely way.
  • Presented results and scientific practices.
  • Able to safely use laboratory equipment.
  • Learnt about new practices based through observation, self-learning and an enquiring mind
  • Worked and contributed actively in a diverse team environment.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • Attention to detail.


  • Essential: BSc. or MSc. in a Life Science or related discipline.
  • Desirable: PhD in a relevant discipline.

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