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Senior Scientist Research & Development (R&D)
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We are an innovative and vibrant biotechnology company. We believe that scientists deserve the best data and patients deserve the best drugs, so our mission is to provide our drug development partners with data of outstanding quality which gives them confidence to expedite new healthcare solutions to market. We began in 2015 and through our expertise, technology and amazing employees we have grown to where we are today, and we plan to keep on growing. We’re not all scientists and academics, we are a diverse, talented and fun team who we enjoy the occasional pizza Friday, but what’s at the core of what we do is our culture and values – that’s what makes us proud and stand out. 


As part of the Research and Development team your primary role will be to plan and perform the laboratory work required for the progression of various R&D programmes and to evaluate and develop new technologies. You will have a can-do attitude and be able to work independently and be accustomed with various laboratory techniques, examples of which include flow cytometry, genetic manipulation of mammalian cells, cell culture of immune cells and SPR. You will be able to independently analyse scientific data, summarise outputs in reports and presentations and communicate these to senior members of the R&D team and the rest of the company. You will be able to critically evaluate scientific literature and use it to progress/troubleshoot scientific activities. You will have shared responsibility for the management of R&D activities, including generation of appropriate documentations (project plans, lab documents, protocols, reports) and housekeeping activities (e.g., inventory management of R&D materials). You will participate in activities to operationalise and commercialise R&D outputs, including the generation of appropriate assay/product/service documentation (e.g., SOPs), training, and marketing material. 


R&D and product development 

You will be responsible for performing high standard laboratory work necessary to generate and evaluate new technologies which may include, but is not limited to the following: 

• Generation of new stable cell lines via transduction with lentivirus and/or transfection via lipid-based methods or electroporation (Nucleofection). 

• Modification of primary cells (e.g. T cells) via lentiviral transduction or electroporation. 

• Development of advanced experimental platforms, technologies or products in multiple disciplines including (but not limited to) molecular immunology, biophysics, molecular and synthetic biology. 

• Assessment of new instruments and techniques or new methodologies using existing instrumentation. 

Data interpretation, presentation, and communication 

• Independently perform data analysis on a wide range of assays with little support from the senior scientific team. 

• Efficiently interpret scientific data, make conclusions, and suggest next steps for study progression. 

• Use scientific literature to troubleshoot, interpret and progress projects. 

• Where appropriate perform data integrity checks. 

• Generate appropriate reports or presentations and communicate progress with other members of the R&D team and wider company. 

• Participate or lead activities for the generation of manuscripts for scientific publications. 

Project Management/Documentation 

• Participate in or lead management of R&D activities, including booking appropriate equipment, scheduling experimental activities and time-sheet maintenance. 

• Independently prepare appropriate R&D documentation, including project plans, protocols, and custom laboratory documentation. 

• Participate in or lead activities for the generation of documentation for operationalisation of R&D outputs (e.g. SOPs, CoA etc). 

• Participate in or lead housekeeping activities of the R&D department, such as inventory management and ordering materials and reagents as required. 

• Participate in or lead logistics for procurement of equipment (e.g., prepare URS forms, FSOPs etc). 

• Support grant preparation and grant management activities. 

• Support or lead activities for patent preparation and exemplification. 


• Adhere to the standard practices as set out by the Company’s Quality team. 

• Raise deviations and prepare risk assessments when required. 

• Actively contribute to resolving and mitigating identified issues/errors in deviations. 

Training and Development 

• Where appropriate oversee and co-ordinate practical training. 

• Where appropriate, oversee and co-ordinate training for use of laboratory equipment as guided by SOPs. 

• Attend training sessions as suggested by the senior R&D team to support personal development objectives. 

Marketing/Product Management 

• Support activities for commercialisation of new products and services and improvements of current services. 

• Support the generation and standardisation of commercial/sales materials e.g., proposals, contracts, presentations, and data to streamline and improve the sales process. 

• Support the production of marketing materials e.g., website content, blogs, whitepapers, technical notes etc., as appropriate, to support marketing campaigns. 

• Support the generation of data, presentations, and scientific materials for conferences/publications. 

Health and Safety 

• Ensure the company is following health and safety regulation and policies to minimise risk in the workplace, through an active team focus on Health and Safety topics. 


We are looking for someone who has: 

• A PhD in a biomedical field (Cancer Biology, Molecular Biology, Immunology or equivalent) with at least 3 years’ experience in an academic or industry lab. 

• Candidates without a PhD will be considered if they have at least 6 years practical laboratory experience in academic research, biotechnology company or CRO. 

• Experience in cell culture and cell-based assays. 

• A good understanding of molecular biology and molecular biology techniques, particularly around mammalian expression construct design for recombinant cell line generation. 

• Familiarity with manipulating DNA sequences in silico using programs such as SnapGene. 

• Experience of transfection and transduction techniques. 

• Experience in flow cytometry or biophysics methodologies (e.g., SPR) would be an advantage. 

• Experience in CRISPR-based methodologies would be advantageous. 

• Experience in culturing, isolating, genetically modifying and employing immune cells in bioassays would be advantageous. 

• Extensive experience in analysing, evaluating and interpreting data from biological assays. 

• Skilled in presenting/communicating scientific data. 

• Excellent writing skills demonstrated by patents, scientific reports, scientific publications or successful grant applications. 

To support a culture within Antibody Analytics which is aligned to our company values and behaviours, we would like you to: 

• Be creative, inventive, inquisitive, and motivated by scientific discovery. 

• Be a trouble-shooter with a can-do attitude.

Be of a curious mindset, question, listen, enhance and challenge your own understanding of what we do. 

• Be flexible and adaptable. 

• Prioritise day to day work without supervision. 

• Be highly organised and productive with the ability to deliver the work on time and to a high standard. 

• Be friendly with a helpful attitude. 

• Be self-aware, have emotional intelligence with the ability to see things from others’ perspectives. 

• Be engaging and communicative with all colleagues to continually enhance knowledge and experience. 

• Be a team player - learn, grow, and share best practice with colleagues. 

• Be focused and have a strong attention for detail. 

• Contribute to continuous improvement within the business. 

• Be a champion for learning and development for yourself in support of employee development. 

• Be accountable with ownership for all tasks trained in and for delivery. 

• Be solutions driven.


You will get the chance to learn, grow, develop, and enhance your career within a biotechnology company at the forefront of drug development strategies. In addition, the company offers the following benefits package: 

• Starting salary of £37,209 to £61,929 depending on experience. 

• Pension. 

• 32 days holiday per annum (inclusive of public holidays) which increases to a maximum of 37. 

• Death in Service Benefit which includes access to a 24/7 virtual GP.

• Flexible working. 

• Yearly Audible subscription. 

• Refer a Friend Scheme. 

• On-site car parking.

• Free Healthy Snacks. 

• Merit Award Recognition Scheme. 

• The opportunity to join several committees or focus groups (Employee Engagement, Wellness, Recognition, Health & Safety or Social Committee).