Machine Learning – Antibody Discovery Scientist (KTP Associate) (Fixed term)

Closing Date
Sunday, 9th January 2022
Job Type
Mathematical Sciences
£30000 to £35000 per annum depending on skills, qualifications and experience. Plus budget for training and CPD

University of Nottingham (UoN) invites applications for a Machine Learning - Antibody Discovery Scientist to join our exciting collaboration with Isogenica Limited and University of Nottingham. Isogenica is a research and development biotechnology company, which develops highly specialised antibodies for future clinical use.  

As an enthusiastic graduate, this is a career-development opportunity for you to manage a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP). Fully supported by the University, you will be instrumental in delivering a high-profile and commercially strategic project.

Based at Isogenica in Little Chesterford, Essex, you will have a unique opportunity to lead the delivery of this multi-disciplinary project to develop Machine Learning tools that will be embedded into the workflow of high quality antibody generation at Isogenica. 

You will work alongside Isogenica’s scientific and business development team and be central in supporting important decisions on the development of the tool, enabling Isogenica to develop antibodies tailored to the needs of customers. You will be responsible for ensuring the knowledge and the tool developed is embedded within the business and ready for commercial launch.  An awareness of commercial drivers and previous experience of working in a commercial laboratory is desirable, but not essential.  

You should hold a postgraduate degree, or PhD (or near to completion) in Biology or related discipline (MSc is desirable) and have a strong understanding of bioinformatics. Experience in immunology, antibody generation, protein engineering and Machine Learning applied to medicine or life sciences, gained from your work in a similar or related role within an industrial, scientific or research environment would be advantageous. 

As a people-orientated individual, you will have the ability to influence and engage collaboratively between the teams at Isogenica, UoN and Aston University.  As a proactive person, you will have the passion and desire for creating something new, be able to organise your own time effectively and have a flexible approach to prioritising work tasks. 

Through the KTP, you will receive full support and mentoring to nurture your talent. You will have your own budget for training and CPD, helping you develop your skillset and reach your personal and professional career goals. 

UoN is committed to providing competitive employment packages, whilst supporting the well-being of its staff to help them reach their full potential. As a University employee, you will have access to UoN’s resources and a range of benefits and rewards, including staff discounts, travel schemes and a highly attractive pension scheme.

KTP is a UK Government scheme promoting sustained and mutually beneficial relationships between universities and industry. This is a full time, fixed term contract for 30 months. It is anticipated that a permanent position will be available for you at Isogenica upon project completion. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Yordan Raykov at: Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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