Associate Scientists and Scientists (Immuno-oncology)

Associate Scientists and Scientists (Immuno-oncology) Salary Closes
Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge
Permanent and Fixed Term positions
Dependent on experience Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Application process: CV and cover letter, please specify if you are interested in Associate Scientist or Scientist


Multiple positions at Associate Scientist and Scientist level – CRUK-TDL Cambridge


Cancer Research UK's Therapeutic Discovery Laboratories is the in-house CRUK drug discovery unit with a principal focus on establishing and prosecuting biologically-themed multi-project alliances with industry.  Based at the Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge, and the London Bioscience Innovation Centre, London, TDL comprises over 80 staff from both industrial and academic backgrounds.


We are currently recruiting for Associate Scientists and Scientists to join our Target Validation and Disease Positioning group to:

  • Provide laboratory-based support to our expanding immune-oncology alliance activities
  • Perform cellular assays to inform alliance drug discovery projects
  • Take responsibility for the timely delivery of objectives
  • Work collaboratively and interact with multi-disciplinary research teams


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At TDL we bring together the best minds in basic and clinical cancer research, the rigour and drive of pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and our in-house drug discovery and alliance management capabilities to deliver breakthrough medicines for cancer patients.


In recent years, we have established successful alliances with AstraZeneca, Teva Pharmaceuticals, FORMA Therapeutics, Merck KGaA, LifeArc and Celgene.  We have also been successful in implementing the alliance model through the formation of spin-out companies, including Artios and iOnctura.


Our laboratories house the personnel and equipment to progress projects from initial hypothesis through to selection of candidate drugs.  We couple this with a deep understanding of academic and industrial drivers enabling us to build alliances that satisfy the curiosity of basic research and the rigour of drug discovery.


The successful applicants will form an integral part of the CRUK-TDL team working alongside our industry partners to progress novel immune-oncology targets through the early stage drug discovery process. The Associate Scientist position would suit a committed and enthusiastic recent scientific graduate and the Scientist position would suit a PhD educated scientist with no more than 2 years post-doctoral (or equivalent) research experience.  These roles require strong team players with excellent communication and organisation skills. Prior experience in immunology research and multi-parameter flow cytometry would be especially advantageous for the Scientist role.