About Achilles Therapeutics:
Achilles is a biopharmaceutical company, focused on the development of next generation patient specific therapies that harness the immune system to destroy cancer cells. Achilles has strong financial backing with the ambition to become a leader in immunology therapies for the treatment of cancer patients.
Achilles Therapeutics brings together four scientific Founders with world leading expertise in the understanding of cancer evolution, bioinformatics and the development of immunotherapies. We are currently scaling up our in-house capabilities in development, manufacturing and clinical development.
We are building a leading biotechnology company with the ambition to be a leader of a revolution in medicine in which life-threatening diseases are treated by a patient’s own cells. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a fast-moving, innovative company that’s going places, and to make a real impact from early on.
Achilles was founded in May 2016 by Syncona Limited with the Cancer Research Technology Pioneer Fund and the UCL Technology Fund Established in 2012. Syncona was originally founded by the Wellcome Trust, which remains a significant shareholder in the business.
You will be joining a growing, Stevenage based, biotech company which is developing neo-antigen therapy for oncology indications. You will be assisting the senior scientists in the planning and execution of experiments to develop processes for expanding neo-antigen specific T cells in different disease indications.
- Work with members of the team to develop processes for the expansion of tumour specific T cells
- Independently plan and execute projects under the guidance of the senior scientists
- Follow laboratory SOP to execute planned experiments
- Contribute to the development of assays for T cell quantification and characterisation
- Author technical protocols and research study reports
- Prepare and present scientific data within the team
- Contribute to the maintenance and running of the laboratory
- Strong hands-on technical experience with primary cell culture and isolation of immune cells from human blood and/or tissue
- Scientific knowledge of T-cell biology and/or tumour immunology
- Hands on experience with multicolour Flow cytometry
- Experience of independently designing, planning and executing experiments, interpreting data and optimising assays
- Experience with developing ELISA, ELISPOT and in vitro cellular assays
- Process and assay optimisation/development experience
- Working knowledge of generating data for regulatory submissions
- Either a PhD in T cell Immunology or a BSc or MSc in immunology or related discipline with minimum of 2-3 years’ research experience working in academia and/or industry setting.
Successful candidates will also possess excellent communication skills and be highly organised with a desire to solve challenging scientific questions whilst working in a dynamic, fast paced team environment.
This is a permanent position, based at Stevenage UK, with a competitive salary and benefits package to match seniority and experience.
Please send your CV with a covering letter to:
Dr Katy Newton