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Research Associate – Autolus Ltd

The Autolus Ltd is looking for motivated Research Associate to join a tightly integrated group of researchers whose main task is application of synthetic biology principles to develop the next generation of engineered T-cell components. This work will be performed with close collaboration of the wider Autolus R&D divisions and successful applicants will work within a wider context of translational and cell manufacturing divisions. Rapid translation to clinical testing is a key motivation of the R&D division. This is a unique opportunity to work in a ground breaking, rapidly moving and truly multi-disciplinary field.

Position Requirements:

  • MSc/BSc or equivalent in Biology/Biochemistry or related
  • Experience of working in a busy laboratory environment is desirable, although full training will be given
  • Familiarity with techniques such as phage display, protein production and purification, protein-protein interaction analysis (biacore) is desired
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Commitment to high quality work
  • Ability to identify and implement solutions
  • Ability for creative and critical thinking
Employer Autolus Ltd
Posted 19-Dec-2015
Location W12, London, United Kingdom
Discipline NA
Salary Competitive salary and benefits package, including a pension scheme, life assurance and private medical insurance
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Responsibilities:

  • To partake in the discovery of antibodies and novel binders using cutting edge technology
  • Carry out expression of antibodies and other proteins in in E. coli, yeast and mammalian cells
  • Characterization of antibodies and other proteins by techniques including, sequence analysis, ELISA, BIAcore™ and flow cytometry based assays
  • Purification of antibodies and other proteins using a variety of techniques including affinity chromatography
  • Clear and concise documentation of laboratory findings in electronic lab notebooks
  • Any other duties as required following consultation with the post holder

Closing Date: 4-Jan-2016

Autolus is an exciting, ambitious and well-financed biotechnology company spun-out from University College London (UCL) to develop and commercialise the next generation of engineered T-cell therapies for haematological and solid tumours. They intend to be at the forefront of a revolution in medicine in which life- threatening diseases are treated with a patient’s own cells, modified outside the body and then returned to the patient where they will cure the disease. They are currently seeking bright, enthusiastic and motivated Scientists to work in their custom-built laboratories in West London. Successful candidates will join a rapidly-expanding, top-quality team and experience the excitement and sense of accomplishment presented by an innovative biotechnology start-up.

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