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Research Associate Synthetic Biology Group – Autolus

The Autolus Ltd are 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 Immunology/Biochemistry or related
  • Some knowledge and experience in the study of immune cell signalling of transmembrane proteins is desirable
  • A knowledge of molecular cloning and or tissue culture
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Commitment to high quality work
  • Ability to identify and implement solutions
  • Experience of working in a busy laboratory environment is desirable, although full training will be given
  • Ability for creative and critical thinking
Employer Autolus Ltd
Posted 03-12-2015
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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  • To develop, refine and characterise novel T-cell signalling components engineered to make more potent and specific CAR T-cells.
  • To take responsibility for execution of single projects
  • Create and maintain compliant process documentation
  • Assist in the maintenance of a laboratory environment suitable for the manufacture of sterile biopharmaceutical products
  • Compile batch documentation and certify accuracy
  • Any other duties as required following consultation with the post holder

Closing Date: 16-Dec-2015

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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