Scientist/Senior Scientist - Clinical Immunology

Job Ref: J24899
Sector: Science
Sub-sector: Biotech/Life Sciences
Date Added: 13 February 2018

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Senior Scientist/Scientists required for innovative pharmaceutical company in Glasgow

Title Senior Scientist / Scientist - Clinical Immunology

Location Glasgow

Salary Competitive

SRG is working with an innovative and growing pharmaceutical company - as a result of their continued success they are looking to hire an experienced Senior Scientist or Scientist to undertake a challenging and diverse role within the Product Development team. The main function of the role will be to use expertise in working with patient-derived samples to develop and transfer methods in relation to the development of novel cell therapies. The role would be suited to someone with a strong background in primary cell culture (isolation, expansion and assay development), flow cytometry and cryopreservation of cell banks.

My client offers a competitive salary and benefits package as well as the opportunity to be involved in this exciting area of therapeutics.

Role / Description

  • Perform cell isolation from donor and patient derived samples.
  • Optimise methods for isolation, expansion, transduction and differentiation of cells from patients.
  • Undertake cell culture of primary cells and perform cell based assays.
  • Design and perform flow cytometry experiments.
  • Develop SOPs for use of patient or donor material in clinical applications.
  • Develop and transfer QC Assays for final cell therapy products.
  • Working independently and with the team to analyse data, draw appropriate conclusions and decide upon next steps.
  • Maintaining documentation to appropriate quality standards.
  • Carrying out literature reviews/collating information for the development of novel assays or the improvement of current processes.


  • The ideal candidate will have a degree (ideally PhD or Masters) level qualification in a life science related discipline with experience working in research or biomedical laboratories with extensive knowledge of cell therapy
  • You will be experienced in working with patient and donor material, performing cell culture, cell based assays and flow cytometry.
  • You will be familiar with working in a GxP environment and experience in writing SOPs, papers and patent applications with a strong commercial mindset.
  • You must have excellent attention to detail, communication skills and organisational skills.

SRG is the UK's number one recruitment company specialising in the scientific, engineering, clinical, pharmaceutical, food/FMCG, energy & renewables, biotech, chemical and medical device sectors.As scientists ourselves, our specialist sector knowledge and our passion are second to none. It's this combination that makes us different. We're committed to providing outstanding temporary, contract and permanent career opportunities of all levels for our candidates and a comprehensive range of expert strategic recruitment services for our clients.

If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided. For more information regarding this position or any others, please contact Pamela.

If you have a scientific background and this position is not relevant / suitable for you please feel free to get in touch or visit to view our other vacancies.

Keywords: patient derived material, donor material, PBMC, primary cell culture, cell based assays, flow cytometry, immunotherapies, manufacturing, GMP, T cell, cell based therapies

The recruiter has stated that all applicants for this job should be able to prove they are legally entitled to work in the UK. SRG is a trading name of Science Recruitment Group Ltd an Employment Business/Agency.