Antibody Engineering Scientists - Biotherapeutics Team
LifeArc is an independent life science medical research charity committed to drastically improving positive patient outcomes everywhere. As a champion for human health, LifeArc partners with academic, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and charity organisations to move promising medical research forward into viable and accessible patient treatments. As a charity we are self-funded, re-investing our income from developed drugs and diagnostics to support translating research from the bench to patient. We are pioneering new ways to turn great science into greater patient impact.
Our Centre for Therapeutics Discovery (CTD) in Stevenage operates at the interface between academic research and the drug discovery industry. We take novel targets and generate lead stage small molecules and therapeutic antibodies for indications with unmet medical need.
Within the Biology and Biotherapeutics teams we currently have a number of fixed-term Scientist positions available for one year to provide support for our on-going drug discovery projects.
You will have in-depth research experience of antibody engineering and characterisation and an understanding of protein structure-function studies. Previous work experience of antibody drug discovery within the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries, including generation of bispecifics, would be advantageous. We are seeking an individual with the skills and personality to become a valuable team member. As such, we are looking for a demonstrated ability to collaborate, both within and outside a team, as well as the adaptability and willingness to take on new roles or tasks to progress projects as priorities change.
Who you are
The successful candidate should have a BSc, Msc or a PhD and a proven track record of a range of molecular biology techniques (including PCR, cloning and DNA/RNA isolation), mammalian cell culture and transfection and protein biochemistry skills (including ELISA and FACS). Knowledge of other biochemical and biophysical methods of protein analysis would be an asset. The ability to accurately record, handle and interpret data is essential. You will enjoy thinking "outside the box" and presenting results and ideas in a fast-paced environment. Often working on multiple projects, the position will suit a highly organized individual with excellent time management skills. Previous work experience of antibody drug discovery within the pharmaceutical or Biotechnology industry would be advantageous
Your salary will be determined by qualifications and experience. In addition, LifeArc offers a defined contribution pension scheme, private health insurance, a flexible benefits scheme and 31 days paid holiday per year.
It is LifeArc's policy to employ individuals on the basis of their suitability for the work to be performed and their potential for development, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity or national origin, disability, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, sexual orientation, religion or belief.
To apply please email your CV and covering letter explaining why you want to work for LifeArc to: or by post to Recruitment, LifeArc, Accelerator Building, Open Innovation Campus, Stevenage, SG1 2FX (electronic applications preferred).
Closing date: 6th November 2020
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