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Associate Scientist, Target Identification and Validation - Disease Biology

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


Join a pioneering biotech with a collegial atmosphere and a passion for harnessing every individual’s unique set of skills in our fight against disease.

At Immunocore, we have a vision to transform the way we understand and treat the most challenging medical conditions of our time, including cancer, autoimmune disorders and infection. In January 2022, in the U.S., we launched the world’s first T-cell receptor therapy, built on a novel technology designed to overcome the limitations of our natural immune systems.

Joining us at the most exciting time in our history, you will be part of a team that values trust and innovation, and that cherishes different ways of thinking.

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.


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. 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.


  • 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.

Education and Qualifications:

  • Essential skills: qPCR, Immunohistochemistry, cell culture. 
  • Desirable skills: Flow cytometry/FACS, single cell RNAseq.
  • Essential: MSc in Cancer biology, Immunology or related discipline.
  • Desirable: Experience within a drug discovery industrial environment.

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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