Chemistry, Life Science & Engineering Recruitment

Postdoctoral Scientist, Antibody Discovery


  • South East
  • £53,000+
  • Life Science

About this job

As world leaders in antibody drug discovery and development, our client offers a unique opportunity to use cutting edge technologies to help shape the delivery of the next-generation antibody therapeutics.

Using your practical laboratory-based experience, you will join the Antibody Discovery team to support improved delivery solutions for gene therapy vectors. You will achieve this by utilising the company’s proprietary single B cell technologies, to discover high quality antibodies, and apply antibody-based engineering techniques.

Key responsibilities:

  • Use in vitro assays and in vivo models to validate novel gene therapy vectors
  • Present experimental data at cross-functional meetings
  • Work collaboratively across departments and project teams to align strategies and delivering expected timelines
  • Be proactive in reviewing new technologies in the field to introduce advances in gene therapy engineering and antibody discovery that will impact your project

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A PhD in relevant subject with a good understanding of immunology, gene therapy and/or antibody discovery/characterisation
  • A strong understanding and practical experience of cell culture and molecular biology techniques (e.g. PCR and cloning)
  • Experience of developing functional in vitro cell-based screens
  • Expertise in antibody discovery technologies (e.g. hybridoma, phage display, B cell culture, flow cytometry)
  • Excellent organisation, communication and inter-personal skills to effectively collaborate across departments

This is an exciting opportunity for a bright and enthusiastic scientist to join this company’s prestigious 18 month Postdoctoral research programme. If you believe you are a good fit, apply with VRS today!

Keywords: Antibody discovery, B cell technology, antibody-based engineering, gene therapy, in vitro assay, in vivo model, immunology, antibody characterization, cell culture, molecular biology, phage display, B cell culture, flow cytometry, Berkshire, Reading, South East England, VRS8265GG

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