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Scientist / Senior Scientist - Stem Cell Research

Primary Responsibility

As part of Adaptimmune’s Off-the-Shelf T cell project, this role is concerned with development of a manufacture-ready iPSC-derived T Cell product. The project team is growing to enable delivery of a ground-breaking new therapy and ensure the company’s position as a leader in the allogeneic cell therapy field. A scientist is required to join the team to help support the following duties:

  • Perform experiments based on established protocols and provide support to other staff in their experiments
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and prepare reagents
  • Maintain cell cultures and perform analytical testing of cells
  • Prepare accurate records of experiments by use of electronic lab notebooks and reports
  • Support/conduct data analysis, collation of results/data and communication of results/conclusions

Whilst initially requiring supervision by a more senior scientist, the job holder will develop further scientific skills to be able to work more independently on routine experiments.  The job holder will also be responsible for the interpretation of scientific results under the supervision of a Principal Scientist or Senior Scientist.

The scientist may also be involved in one or more support activities to enable the smooth running of the group or laboratory and enabling company functioning toward its goals (e.g. Lab steward role)


Performance in this role (including functional and project objectives and behaviours) is expected to be monitored through group performance and stakeholder feedback from peers, senior management and project team members.


Key Responsibilities

  1. Conducting experiments and supporting colleagues, the group and Adaptimmune projects.
  2. In collaboration with the Senior Scientists and Principal Scientists, analyse, summarise and record experimental results and maintain relevant databases and records
  3. Participate in group and project meetings and discussions
  4. Routine lab maintenance.


Qualifications & Experience

Minimum Required

  • Degree in Life Sciences.
  • Experience of stem cell culture procedures
  • Ability to work independently on routine experiments with limited supervision.
  • Ability to learn and develop in order to work independently on more complex experiments within a reasonable time frame.


  • Additional post-graduate scientific experience or qualifications, such as an MSc. or PhD
  • Experience in stem cell differentiation procedures


Skills & Competencies


  • Computer literate and ability to familiarise with different IT systems
  • Excellent numeracy and English language skills (both written and verbal)
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Ability to follow protocols.
  • Knowledge and skills to use of standard laboratory equipment (such as pipettes, pH meters, centrifuges).
  • Basic experimental design skills (use of controls, etc.), attention to detail, good time management skills, team player attitude, good communication skills.
  • Strong team player but with the ability to work independently after training as well.


  • Use of more specialist lab equipment e.g. flow cytometers

Decision Making Authority

Week-to-week management of own experiments with input from line manager.













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