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Principal Scientist - Immuno-Oncology - Cambridgeshire

Scientific and Drug Discovery - Other
Ref: 933 Date Posted: Monday 20 Nov 2017
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Principal Scientist – Immuno-Oncology

Permanent Opportunity

Location – Cambridge

This is an opportunity to work with an exciting, energetic and growing biotech organisation.  They have an excellent culture which is made of a team of proactive, talented, focused and enthusiastic individuals and are always looking for like-minded individuals to join their thriving team.

The role of Principal Scientist is a strong scientific and development role, which will provide high level scientific expertise and leadership for new and ongoing activities within the Immunology Services team.

Role Responsibilities

  • Independently conduct high quality and complex scientific research with the capacity to prepare high quality reports and/or journal articles clearly disseminating the results of that research.
  • Contributes effectively to the strategic direction of research in line with company objectives.
  • Can analyse and interpret experimental data and identify and solve problems associated with their own and others’ experiments.
  • Aids the search for and procurement of external funding for research projects through sponsor liaison, grant funding and proposal preparation activities.
  • Provides planning and scientific direction for, and participates in, large interdisciplinary research projects and research projects in his/her specific expertise area
  • Provides mentorship to more junior scientists, including students and is a focus for productive debate both internally and externally
  • Links the organisation to external opportunities, sets up external collaborations, presents Horizon to the external world; interact with acknowledged experts.

About You

  • A minimum of 7 years of relevant work experience in the field of Immunology.
  • PhD is strongly preferred.
  • Extensive experience of reading assay screening platforms
  • Experience of cell culturing and working with cancer cells.
  • Externally acknowledged expert technical knowledge of major scientific area and the ability to conduct world scientific research.
  • Ability to drive and influence projects through scientific research.
  • Fluent knowledge of programmatic aspects of research (cost, resources and schedule).
  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow and give instructions, and comply with company policies.

Successful candidates will need to be highly motivated, driven, team player with excellent communication skills, attention to detail and excellent record keeping.  You should be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.

Further Details

Our client is offering a competitive salary in a great working environment therefore if you are looking to further develop your career with a thriving and growing company, this could be the role for you.

For more information, please call Suzi on 01224 608988 or send a covering letter along with an up to date CV to