Vaccine Development Scientist

Job Ref: J32148
Sector: Science
Sub-sector: Biotech/Life Sciences
Job Type: Permanent
Date Added: 12 August 2019
  • London, England, UK 25 Badger Close, Feltham, TW13 7HA London London UK TW137HA
  • Competitive
  • Neil Walton
  • 0203 096 4700

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Vaccine Development Scientist

Based in London

Salary Commensurate with experience

Are you an experienced immunologist / cell biologist with a keen interest in vaccine development?

Would you like to work for a cutting edge Biotechnology company developing advanced medicinal products?

My client are a pioneering research and development company located in custom-built laboratories in London. Their proprietary technology enables the production of novel, cutting edge, therapeutic products. Due to continued growth, they have an opportunity for an experienced Vaccine Development Scientist to join their Vaccines Development team to design and develop new vaccines for prophylactic and therapeutic indications. This is an exciting, fast-paced research environment suited to creative individuals who can thrive within a multidisciplinary scientific team.

The Vaccine Group is responsible for in-house and external research advancing the product pipeline across a number of therapeutic and prophylactic vaccines, encompassing both discovery and preclinical development. This is an exciting opportunity to join a young dynamic biotech company working at the forefront of research and development.

The Vaccine Development Scientist will be tasked with the discovery and evaluation of new vaccine candidates, supporting the advancement of novel medicines. You will be responsible for the development of innovative cell-based and PCR-based assays. In addition, you will be heavily involved in the numerous collaborative projects with academia and industry. You will be expected to take on a pivotal role at the interface between discovery and preclinical development. Experimental design and designing endpoints suitable for translational immunology will form the basis of successful projects.

To be considered for the Vaccine Development Scientist role you will need the following qualifications and experience:

  • A PhD in immunology/cell biology and/or several years' research experience in a relevant setting
  • Background in the technologies relevant to vaccine design and development, with a good understanding of animal models, previous working to discover and/or develop vaccines would be an advantage.
  • A background in the transfection, handling and imaging of mammalian cells
  • Expertise in the use and development of biological assays including flow cytometry, ELISA and qPCR
  • Processing of biological samples generated in in vivo studies will be essential
  • Knowledge of the use of adjuvants and innate immune system engagement is highly desirable

The successful candidate will be bringing ideas to life, and must therefore be engaged with science, adaptable to new approaches, and eager to work within a fast-moving team. All candidates should possess clear communication and presentation skills and an ability to work effectively as an individual and within a multidisciplinary team. Successful candidates will also be proficient in organising and managing their work and delivering results to established timelines.

Key Words "Cell based Assay, transfection, qPCR, vaccines, research scientist, cellular immunology, immunologist, cell biology, in vivo, ex vivo, animal models, DNA, mammalian cell culture, ELISA, Flow Cytometry, Development Scientist, problem solving, intellectually stimulating"

Please apply on-line or call Neil Walton on 02030964706

11/09/2019 10:55:00