Antibody Engineering Senior Scientist

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Reporting to the Operations Manager, you will independently design and engineer antibodies, antigens and other proteins, in a range of formats according to the client’s needs.

Primary Position Responsibilities/Tasks:

  •     Assist with the planning, implementation, and management of projects.
  •     Share and discuss data with manager to ensure antibody discovery projects are met within agreed timelines.
  •     Assist with the line management and development of other scientific staff within Fusion (support and supervision, training, staff appraisals etc).
  •     Keep abreast of advancements within the area of antibody discovery. Assess and implement new/optimised processes/technologies to achieve or exceed targets.
  •     Responsible for overseeing routine laboratory operation and maintenance (stock maintenance, procurement, cleaning, equipment calibration, etc).
  •     Prepare and on occasion, present oral and written reports on research activities to internal and external audiences.
  •     Be proactive with their own CPD (continued personal development).
  •     Maintain and ensure awareness of all safety procedures. Attend required safety training and adhere to laboratory safety rules (as defined by the Safety Manager).
  •     Ensure that all duties are performed in accordance with organisational standards, policies and procedures.
  •     Review and sign off on work carried out by junior members of staff (Lab book and ELN).
  •     Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Specification

Essential Criteria:

  •     Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a Bioinformatics, computational chemistry/Biology or related field
  •     Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  •     Experience with MS office applications.

Desirable Criteria:

  •     Knowledge in computational biology, immuno-informatics, protein engineering, or structural biology.
  •     Familiar with machine learning methods used in protein/antibody engineering.
  •     Software engineering skills, especially with the Python programming language.
  •     Familiar with NGS repertoire analysis.
  •     Personal Animal Licence
  •     Familiarity with working in an ISO 9001:2015 environment.

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