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Vector Analytical Associate Scientist

Graduate at Adaptimmune

Vector Analytical Associate Scientist

Graduate at Adaptimmune

  • LocationOxford, UK
  • Position levelGraduate
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 10 Nov, 2018
  • Start date iconStart date:
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  • CompetitiveCompetitive


Primary Responsibility

We require a vector analytical associate scientist to join the Vector Development Group to support the process development and optimisation of our innovative cell therapy products.

The role will involve running routine analytical assays to measure the titre, activity and impurity profiles of in-process lentivirus samples to support R & D and development activities. It may also involve assisting in the development of high-throughput assays, in particular to support automation of existing, and novel, assays as required. In addition, the role will require the preparation and/or review of all associated documentation, plans, protocols and reports to a high standard.

Key Responsibilities

1 Execution of experimental assays, and associated data analysis

2 Analyse, summarise and record results

3 Participate in project meetings and discussions

4 Routine lab maintenance

Qualifications & Experience


  • Undergraduate degree in Life sciences, or related discipline
  • Relevant experience of laboratory procedures
  • Ability to work independently on routine experiments
  • Practical experience of running assays


  • Relevant post-graduate experience in a laboratory
  • Some prior experience in Flow Cytometry and ELISA
  • Some prior experience in cell culturing and bioassays
  • Some prior experience of qPCR
  • Good aseptic technique
  • Direct experience with Viruses/T-Cells would be an advantage

Skills & Competencies


  • Ability to precisely follow protocols
  • Ability to plan and execute routine assays with supervision
  • High attention to detail, including good record keeping
  • Highly organised with good time management skills
  • Strong team player
  • Computer literate and ability to familiarise with different IT systems
  • Good numeracy and English language skills (both written and verbal)
  • Good communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Knowledge and skill in the use of standard laboratory equipment (such as pipettes, pH meters, centrifuges)
  • Can-do attitude


  • Previous GxP assay experience

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