Job description

Technician (12 mths contract)

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

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.

We are looking for an organized and efficient technician to join the Protein Science Research department at Immunocore. This is a 12 months maternity cover contract.

 

The candidate will be primarily lab based, with key responsibilities for the day-to-day maintenance of laboratory stocks (such as aliquoting cell culture reagents, consumables etc.) in order to support the Scientists; Working under the guidance of Laboratory Stewards. They will also liaise with suppliers and help to coordinate the company’s online purchasing system

Responsibilities

  • Preparation of growth media or supplements as required 
  • Stock control, purchasing and distributing lab reagents and consumables 
  • Overseeing the maintenance/ servicing of laboratory equipment and notifying the Facilities team immediately of any faults or problems. 
  • General Laboratory housekeeping  (waste disposal and treatment ) 
  • Maintaining laboratory glassware 
  • Laboratory supplies:  Ensuring Scientists are provided with the reagents and consumables they require to perform their role 
  • Technical knowledge:  Actively developing own knowledge, drawing on the experience of others and self-learning  
  • Laboratory records: Ensuring that all records facts, data and information are up to date, on time and recorded to the correct standard, checking with a mentor or colleagues if unsure. 
  • Laboratory equipment:  Attending training on the use and maintenance of laboratory equipment
  • Health & Safety:  Compliance with all H&S requirements, attending appropriate training programs. 

Experience and knowledge:

Essential 

  • Worked within a laboratory environment 
  • Shown a commitment to ensuring laboratory equipment is maintained and operated in a safe manner 
  • Shown a desire to provide material and practical support to scientists 
  • Shown flexibility and willingness to learn new techniques and adopt new practices to support the company as it expands  
  • Actively contributed in a diverse team environment 
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft applications such as Excel, Access, Word, and Outlook. 
  • Proven ability to follow detailed protocols and maintain accurate records 
  • Shown a strong interest in progressing own knowledge in biological sciences 

Desirable  

  • Worked within a similar role in Industry, Healthcare or an Academic setting 
  • Previous laboratory experience within protein, microbiology or cell biological sciences  
  • Knowledge of aseptic technique 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of A Level in Biology or equivalent  

Lead with Science and Discover What is Within:

  • We Value Entrepreneurship, 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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