Lab Operations & Purchasing Assistant

4 weeks ago(12/21/2017 3:14 AM)
Facilities & Engineering


Agenus is a pioneer in the emerging field of Immuno-oncology. For two decades, Agenus has been creating and advancing patient-specific anticancer vaccines in the effort to harness the power of the immune system to control or eradicate cancer. We now have a portfolio of innovative approaches that include checkpoint modulators, personalized anticancer vaccines and powerful adjuvants. We are dedicated scientists, researchers, biotechnologists, physicians, and businesspeople working together toward one goal: minimize the burden of cancers and infections by helping the body heal itself through the power of science.


The work we do at Agenus is cutting edge and deeply motivating. We believe passionately in our technology, in our pipeline, and in our responsibility to deliver on the promise of immunology to treat cancer and infectious disease. Our environment fosters innovation and leadership at every level. We encourage people to think and dream big. We provide the opportunity to apply your many talents and develop your career in creative and sometimes unconventional ways. If you’re looking for an inspired environment, passionate colleagues, and a culture that nurtures learning, innovation and team success, we invite you to join us.


We are looking for a flexible team player to join our Cambridge (UK) team and to be responsible for the site store as well as support our team in some basic lab tasks



Stock Management

  • Fully responsible for all stock management for our Cambridge site
  • Management of purchase orders, processing and all relevant paperwork
  • Ensure correct stock quantities and updated inventory system


Management of deliveries

  • Management of delivery vehicles, receiving goods, tracking and ensuring quality / tracking of variances
  • Updating and tracking of orders and deliveries in Oracle and relevant systems
  • Act as the Superuser for Oracle


Laboratory Support Duties

  • Glass ware washing and restocking
  • Autoclaving
  • Media/Plate making
  • Removing hazardous/clinical waste from labs
  • Working in accordance with all Health and safety regulations


  • Previous experience is desirable
  • Training will be provided where necessary



  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Experience working as part of a team
  • Experience in an inward goods environment
  • Experience with HSE regulations
  • Must have computer knowledge: excel, word and outlook



Some basic knowledge of lab support duties, including media preparation and autoclaving


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