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Scientist, in vivo - Cell Therapy

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cambridgeshire

Job Type: Full time


Scientist, in vivo - Cell Therapy

We are seeking a highly-motivated Scientist to join our rapidly growing Cell Therapy Team. In this role you will contribute to the advancement of innovative Cell Therapy products by designing and conducting laboratory experiments, developing methodology, and generating and interpreting scientific data in a highly collaborative environment. Expertise in in vivo tumor models is critical for this role.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

    Conducts hands-on in vivo research.

      Contributes to the plans and designs of in vivo studies.

        Communicates the results to team members and is involved in the interpretation of data.

          Supports a team and works collaboratively with project managers to ensure the efficient relay of information and forward translation of data.

            Education and Experience

              At least a BSc/MSc in a biological science (or equivalent professional experience in a relevant discipline), with significant hands-on in vivo experience.

              Essential Skills

                Experience working with murine tumour models within the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry, or in academia.

                  Willingness to undertake hands-on in vivo work in a predominantly laboratory-based role and to work flexibly, including some weekends.

                    Utmost integrity and ethical standards associated with animal experimentation.

                      Hands-on experience with animal handling and procedures including tumor models, standard routes of substance administration.

                        Experience with dissection and tissue collection.

                          Strong attention to detail, communication skills, and record keeping. Ability to independently analyse data with appropriate statistical testing.

                            Detailed proficiency in the English language, both writing and speaking.

                            Desirable Skills

                              Home Office Licence (Modules 1-4) or equivalent qualification for animal work

                                Experience working under Home Office Regulations (as a Personal Licence Holder)

                                  Experience working with humanised mouse models

                                    Experience with performing mammary fat pad orthotopic tumor implants

                                    Locations: Cambridge UK

                                    Salary: Competitive + Excellent Benefits

                                    Why AstraZeneca?

                                    At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.

                                    So, what’s next?

                                      Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you.

                                        Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available and we hope it’s yours.

                                          If you’re curious to know more then please reach out to Sophie Halpin.

                                          Date Posted


                                          Closing Date

                                          18-Apr-2024Our mission is to build an inclusive and equitable environment. We want people to feel they belong at AstraZeneca and Alexion, starting with our recruitment process. We welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of characteristics. We offer reasonable adjustments/accommodations to help all candidates to perform at their best. If you have a need for any adjustments/accommodations, please complete the section in the application form.
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