Biomarker Scientist - Translational Medicine

Abingdon
Full Time
Posted
1 month ago

PsiOxus Therapeutics Ltd is an award-winning UK/US development stage biotechnology company developing novel “tumour re-engineering” therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, with a focus on immunotherapeutic approaches.  Our clinically validated T-SIGn vector platform can deliver multiple therapeutic payloads to drive sustained reprogramming of the tumor micro-environment in both primary and metastatic sites thus enabling a new paradigm for future cancer care . We have a rapidly expanding pipeline of novel monotherapy and combination products to dramatically improve outcomes for patients with cancer.  We have active collaborations in the UK & USA, including Bristol Myers Squibb, bluebird bio (Boston) on T-SIGn combinations with CAR-T cell therapy and with the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy (San Francisco).

We have an exciting opportunity for a Scientist to join our Translational Medicine team. In this position you will support our clinical studies by performing patient sample analysis using a range of techniques including qPCR, RT-qPCR, Nanostring, ELISA, Luminex and FACS.

Key areas of responsibility will include, but are not limited to:

  • Performing testing of human clinical samples.
  • Interpreting data, troubleshooting issues and identifying potential next steps.
  • Authoring and review of documents including SOPs, Test Methods and Analytical Plans and Reports.
  • Documenting compliance and operating to both internal PsiOxus and GCP quality standards.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated self-starter with a relevant life science degree and / a Masters’ degree. This role could suit someone straight out of university or having up to 1 – 2 years’ relevant industry experience after graduating. A good knowledge of working to GCP would be advantageous but is not essential.

You should be comfortable working to tight deadlines and capable of readily adapting to changing priorities in a fast-paced, team-focused scientific environment.  The ability to innovate is essential, as is a proven ability to work and communicate effectively as part of a team.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our team and have an impact on the health and well-being of people with cancer. In return we'll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.  If you would like to apply please visit our website and ensure you upload a covering letter and CV, explaining why you are interested in this position.  In return we offer a great working environment, an attractive remuneration package and a range of competitive benefits including:

  • Competitive salary and discretionary bonus scheme
  • Private medical insurance including optical and dental cover
  • Critical illness cover
  • Income protection
  • Life Insurance
  • Pension
  • Various offers via Perkbox including Nuffield annual health assessments
  • Enhanced parental leave benefits
  • 25 days holiday and the option to buy 5 additional days
  • On-site parking

Applications will be evaluated in the order that they are received. You are therefore encouraged to apply as soon as possible.   Due to the number of applications we receive only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

As part of our background screening process, we conduct Basic DBS checks on successful candidates.

Location
PsiOxus Therapeutics
4-10 the quadrant
Barton Lane
Abingdon
Oxon