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 bioinformatics, 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.
We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic Software Quality Assurance Engineer to support the verification and validation of our bioinformatics software pipeline in a full-time position. This software is a highly specialised pipeline focused on the identification of neo-antigens from exome-level sequence data to direct the development of targeted immunotherapies in cancer.
The successful applicant will be expected to possess a strong knowledge and experience of test engineering and its best practices. You will understand the appropriate levels to test at and be able to write and execute high quality tests. Your responsibilities will include preparation of test data, designing and executing tests and working closely with the development team.
- Degree in software development or similar
- Prior experience of working as a software tester
- Strong knowledge of at least one automated test framework (e.g. testthat, pytest, Junit)
- Experience writing Python scripts
- Experience working in a Linux command-line environment
- Experience working in an Agile/Scrum environment
- Experience with Continuous Integration
- Strong knowledge of R, Groovy/Java, Bash
- Experience working with HPC/AWS and Docker
- Bioinformatics experience
Successful candidates will also possess good communication skills, a desire to work in a dynamic fast paced team environment and an ability to manage multiple, concurrent initiatives. Prior bioinformatics experience is not required, but a willingness to learn is essential.
This is a unique opportunity to work with a leading team of scientists with an international reputation for excellence in immuno-oncology research and to become a key contributor to an exciting project destined to change the course of cancer patient management in the clinic.
This is a permanent position, based in Stevenage, with a competitive salary and benefits package to match experience.
Please send your CV with a covering letter to: