• Molecular Biologist - Associate Scientist

    Job Locations UK-Cambridge
    Posted Date 6 months ago(9/13/2018 3:50 PM)
  • Overview

    Are you a Scientist who is passionate and dedicated to developing cutting edge technologies? Then please read on…


    We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Scientist to join our Discovery Technology Group. This group is primarily focused on bringing in new innovative technologies and platforms into Agenus worldwide.


    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 cancer and infection 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 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.



    As a dynamic and growing biotech company, Agenus can offer you a unique opportunity to develop personally and professionally.




    • Laboratory based – is willing to take the lead within the laboratory and serve as subject matter expert
    • Will be working on testing and validating new technologies and combinations, all centered around antibody engineering
    • Expected to work independently on technology development and to report to the technology group. Able to design experiments and is highly motivated
    • Able to present on data and to integrate new technologies throughout Agenus.
    • Give regular presentations to the Agenus UK group, and beyond via laboratory meetings and journal clubs
    • Willing to take on additional responsibilities to set up facilities at the new site



    • Minimum MSc in a biological science/biochemistry discipline with >2 years industrial experience or a PhD.



    • Experience in an industrial setting is desirable
    • Good molecular biology skills like cloning, site directed mutagenesis, sequence analysis and vectorology.
    • Prior experience with antibodies, particularly antibody engineering and phage display is highly desirable.
    • Some experience in antibody binding assays like BIAcore, ELISA, Octet and/or Luminex is highly desirable.
    • Some cell biology experience, particularly in small scale expression and transfection of antibodies.
    • Good understanding of antibody structure and biophysical parameters.

    Personal Skills:

    • Excellent communication skills. Can work effectively as part of a small multi-disciplinary team
    • Willingness to present data, both locally and company wide
    • Able to work independently, interrogate their own work and work critically to high standards 



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