Associate Scientist

Competitive Lab based Kings Cross/UK, Home working

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Job Description

We are seeking a motivated scientist with some level of relevant background experience to join the Bioprocessing Team at Ori Biotech. The successful candidate will work across a range of cell and gene therapy focused projects supporting product characterisation, biological testing, and data analysis. This position provides an opportunity to work alongside the technical and engineering teams during the final stages of the development cycle for Ori’s products.

This job is a mix of working in our lab in central London and flexible home working.

Key Responsibilities

To work closely with the Senior Scientists to ensure the successful delivery of project outputs. Key responsibilities include:

  • Authoring and following standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Planning and execution of laboratory-based tasks, cell culture experiments and flow cytometry assays.
  • Support laboratory-based development activities across a range of projects.
  • Assist in the maintenance of the laboratory environment suitable for cell processing.
  • Operating and maintaining equipment including FACS Lyric flow cytometer and automated cell counters.
  • Attendance of weekly R&D meetings. Reporting of results to the wider team when required.
  • Keep up-to-date on latest advancements in the field.
  • Comply with company health and safety policies and quality framework.


What would convince us:

  • Cell culture experience with either Immune cells (Lymphocytes, PBMC, Dendritic cells) HSC CD34+ cells, hESC, hiPS, MSC or other clinically relevant cell types is essential.
  • Knowledge of immunotherapy production including CAR and TCR therapies.
  • Demonstrable experience in relevant analytical techniques (Cell counts, Flow Cytometry, metabolite analysis, PCR).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately with a strong focus on attention to detail.
  • Takes initiative when required but keeps others informed of decisions.
  • Capable of designing experiments with appropriate controls.
  • Passionate about wanting to make a difference in patient outcomes.


  • Competitive Salary
  • Benefits package, including a pension scheme and private medical insurance


Bachelor’s degree or Technical degree or above in a relevant background including immunology, biology or other related life science degrees.