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Research Scientist/Senior Scientist

Location: Cambridge
Salary: Dependent on Experience
Ref: ALS 2049

On behalf of our client, a preferred supplier of antibody discovery, engineering libraries and technologies, Agenda is looking to recruit an experienced Research Scientist/Senior Scientist to join their team. Working for this advanced company you will contribute towards achieving the company’s goal of enabling clients to be successful in drug development.

Basic Requirements:

  • PhD or equivalent with a minimum 2 years’ experience of relevant antibody selection and characterisation experience (Scientist) or 4 years in either pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries (Senior Scientist)
  • Experience in antibody selection using phage and/or other in vitro display systems
  • Antibody screening and characterization experience using ELISA and Alphascreen or HTRF, affinity determination (BIAcore, Octet) and protein stability assays.

Desirable Experience:

  • Mammalian cell culture experience, including cell line maintenance, transfection, selection and cloning would be desirable
  • Analytical flow cytometry (FACS) background, including experiment controls selection, instrument use and data processing/reporting
  • Experience using next-generation sequencing for antibody repertoire mining for monitoring of selections
  • Previous line management experience of direct reports (Senior Scientist).

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Deliver projects against agreed plans and quality targets
  • Be responsible for maintaining expected levels, both personally and in the team of laboratory practices, record keeping and HSE standards
  • Possess high-level practical skills and technical knowledge specific to the areas of your responsibility
  • Demonstrate high motivation and productivity in a dynamic collaborative environment
  • Be able to demonstrate keen attention to detail and problem-solving skills.

Agenda and its clients only recruit people who are passionate about animal care and welfare, people with integrity who are honest and trustworthy and who have a great work ethic.  To enable us to hire the very best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive background and pre-employment screening as an essential part of the recruitment process.