Job description

Target Identification and Validation Associate Scientist, Disease Biology

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

This is a very exciting opportunity for a passionate and pro-active individual that is keen to learn, innovate, collaborate and contribute to successes of a highly performing Target Validation Team, within one of the leading biotech companies.

A bit about our science: We are developing a new line of immunotherapies with the aim of transforming treatment of cancer, infection and autoimmune disease. You will be joining Immunocore at the most exciting time in our 20-year history, with our first drug application accepted in the UK, US and EU.

Role:

We are looking for a collaborative and enthusiastic junior scientist to join our Target Identification and Validation team. We are discovering and validating novel therapeutic targets for TCR-based immunotherapy drugs (ImmTAC/ImmTAI) across different therapeutic areas.

Responsibilities:

  • Analyse expression of cancer/autoimmune targets on mRNA and protein level
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to develop optimal disease models for ImmTAC testing
  • Analyse and report experimental results verbally and in writing

Essential skills: qPCR, Immunohistochemistry, cell culture   Desirable skills: Flow cytometry/FACS, single cell RNAseq

Education and Qualifications:

  • Essential: MSc in Cancer biology, Immunology or related discipline

         Desirable: Experience within a drug discovery industrial environment

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