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Associate Scientist, Translational Medicine Lab

91 Park Drive, Milton Park, Oxfordshire, OX14 4RY, UK

Associate Scientist, Translational Medicine Lab

Immunocore is a late-stage biotechnology company pioneering the development of a novel class of TCR bispecific immunotherapies designed to treat a broad range of diseases, including cancer, infection and autoimmune disease. We are 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.

It is an exciting time to join Immunocore. Our most advanced oncology therapeutic candidate, tebentafusp, has demonstrated an overall survival benefit in a randomized Phase 3 clinical trial in metastatic uveal melanoma, a cancer that has historically proven to be insensitive to other immunotherapies. The company also recently completed its Initial Public Offering and was listed on the NASDAQ.

The Translational Medicine Lab plays a pivotal role at Immunocore, generating biological data from both clinical trial and pre-clinical experimental samples in order to advance understanding of our platform and ultimately improve patients’ health. We are now looking for an enthusiastic Associate Scientist to join our team. The successful candidate will gain experience in several advanced techniques and provide essential support for multiple projects aimed at understanding the mechanism of action of our therapeutics.


Key Responsibilities

  • Provide support to ongoing experimental projects (eg maintaining cell cultures, isolating cell populations, and performing immunoassays such as ELISA, ELISpot, Luminex, and flow cytometry).
  • Perform and contribute to development of cellular assays using healthy donor and patient samples to further our understanding of ImmTAC mechanism of action.
  • Maintain equipment and keep experimental and maintenance records in accordance with HTA and /or GCP standards, as relevant
  • Present and interpret results at internal lab meetings


Experience and Knowledge




  • BSc or MSc in Immunology, Cancer Biology or related field
  • Aseptic cell culture techniques
  • Knowledge and skills of using standard laboratory equipment
  • Ability to design and conduct lab-based experiments
  • Ability to technically analyse and report results
  • Good communication and organisational skills
  • Ability to work with diverse team members
  • Ability to learn and develop new skills



  • Experience in working with immunoassays
  • Experience with processing and analysing clinical samples
  • Knowledge in T cell immunology or cancer biology
  • Experience in application of GCP/HTA principles
  • Experience in sample management
  • Experience in tissue culture lab maintenance


Lead with Science and Discover What is Within:

  • We Value Entrepreneurship and Diversity
  • Respect, Trust, and Integrity
  • Competitive compensation
  • Private medical and dental benefits.
  • 25 days Annual Leave and Bank Holidays
  • 4x Salary Life Insurance
  • 5% Pension Match
  • Income Protection
  • Parental Leave


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