Category: Jobs

Current vacancies at F-star

F-star is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing immuno-oncology bispecific antibody therapeutics. We are poised to dominate the bispecific antibody space in immuno-oncology through the application of our highly efficient Modular Antibody Technology platform. Our powerful platform enables the discovery of novel bispecific antibodies, which are selected for their potential to transform the treatment of cancer. The strength of the technology and programmes has been leveraged through partnerships with leading biopharmaceutical companies including: AbbVie, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck KGaA and Denali Therapeutics. F-star’s management team has a well-established track record in building successful biotech companies, and developing biologics. F-star currently employs over 90 people at its research site in Cambridge, UK.

F-star seeks high performing, talented and ambitious individuals. You will join a strong, dynamic and culturally diverse team of experienced scientific leaders. We are located on the attractive Babraham Research Campus near Cambridge, in state of the art laboratories, offering a working environment that fosters creativity, innovation, leadership and teamwork.

All our current vacancies are listed below:

Associate Scientist – Preclinical Translational Pharmacology
Research Associate – Drug Discovery
Scientist – Drug Discovery
Associate Scientist/Scientist – Protein Sciences
Scientist – Preclinical Translational Pharmacology
Research Associate – Preclinical Translational Pharmacology

and coming soon:
CMC Project Manager – Protein Sciences
Principal Scientist – Translational Development

Further details and how to apply can be found here:

PhD: Development of New Vaccine Manufacturing Platforms

Biological based medicines (e.g. vaccines, recombinant protein based drugs) have provided us with the ability to prevent, treat and cure a multitude of both communicable (infectious diseases) and non-communicable (non-infectious) diseases globally. This project will work with our GCRF partners in Thailand to develop new cell based (bacteria and mammalian cells) vaccine manufacturing platforms for the low cost, rapid development of animal and human vaccines. The objectives will be to use cell engineering and CRISPR/Cas9 genome scanning and editing approaches to identify targets that impact on vaccine production using model Vero, HEK, and as an alternative, Chinese hamster ovary (CHO), cell expression systems and then manipulate the target genes that show positive impact on viral vaccine production to generate stably engineered novel hosts for expression of viral and bacterial vaccines.

For further information please contact Prof Mark Smales Applications will be considered until the deadline of 18th May, 2018. Interviews will be held at the Kent site in the week of 21st May, 2018.

More details:
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PhD: Modelling CHO clonal phenotype variance for optimal bioprocessing platform design

A 4-year iCASE PhD Studentship between Biopharm Process Research at GSK (Stevenage) and the University of Kent.
The project will use advanced screening, genome editing (e.g. CRISPR/Cas9)/synthetic biology and analytical technologies, to further develop an understanding of the cellular processes that limit and underpin cell metabolism, cell growth, recombinant protein product yield and quality. In turn, this understanding will be used to develop new CHO cell chassis and bioprocesses that enhance GSKs ability to rapidly generate cell lines making novel molecules at appropriate amounts and quality for investigation and progression towards clinical studies. The project will involve secondment to the GSK Stevenage site to undertake sections of the work.
This is an excellent opportunity for a student to work with two world-class institutions to investigate cell biology, bioprocessing and recombinant protein production and be involved in the translation of the findings of research into industrial application.
Applications will be considered until the deadline of 16th April 2018. Interviews will be held at the GSK Stevenage site in the week of 23rd April 2018.
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Jobs at Intertek

For more than 130 years, companies around the world have depended on Intertek to help ensure the quality and safety of their products, processes and systems.

They have several job openings
Junior Regulatory Specialist
Technical Expert – Biological Chromatography
Technical Expert – Protein Chemistry
Technical Expert – Assay Validation
Technical Expert – Gas Chromatography
Facilities Coordinator

Lecturer – University College Dublin

University College Dublin (UCD) School of Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering is expanding:
Lecturer/Assistant Professor positions available in Chemical/Bioprocess Engineering.

Applicants with research interests aligned with the School’s research activities, including, but not limited to Biopharmaceutical Engineering, Energy conversion & Storage Technologies; Materials Design & Interfaces and Process Engineering are invited to apply.

Closing date: 26th March
For details: