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Associate Director Translational Biology - In Vivo

Cambridgeshire   •  Negotiable  •  Permanent, Full time

Job Title: Associate Director-In Vivo

Location: Cambridge

Salary: Attractive Salary + Benefits

Type: Permanent

If you are looking for an opportunity to play a key role in a cutting-edge biotech company and contribute to the development of a new class of medicines this opportunity is for you!

**The following requirements are essential for this position:**

Full right to work in the UK.

PhD in a biological discipline

Scientific background in immunology, autoimmunity or immune-oncology.

Experience and interest in establishing novel animal models of disease based on the understanding of the underlying biological mechanism.


Our client is aiming to create a new generation of microbiome science. It is a well-known business for its unique platform specialising in the development of human microbiome Science into Transformative Medicines and Biomarkers. The companys current therapeutic focus is Immuno-oncology and Ulcerative Colitis with potential drug candidates proceeding into clinical trials. They have different ongoing research studies across immune-oncology of multiple cancers such as melanoma, non-small cell lung cancer, and renal cancer.

This is a great time to join the business! They have different collaborations between other organisations and universities which has resulted in the fundraising of a great amount which enables the company to expand and carry on its discovery pipeline for the next 3 years.


This position is for an Associate Director Level. They are looking for a motivated individual with a team focused drive and experience in vivo pharmacology and disease models. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and running of animal models for the evaluation of live bacterial medicines in the companys portfolio. This will be supporting the lead programs in immuno-oncology and ulcerative colitis and develop new therapeutic areas such as autoimmunity and metabolic diseases. Given the novelty of this area, it will require a combination of insight into the underlying biology of host and microbiome interactions in disease, and rigour in delivering data packages for progression to development.


Leading the in vivo biology team.

Managing, mentoring and developing team members.

Liaising with external CROs and collaborators to support projects where necessary.

Developing endpoint analysis, including ex vivo profiling, to better understand drug mechanism of action.

Establishing novel models of microbiome biology relevant to human disease, with a focus on autoimmunity and immuno-oncology.

Validating biological models through comparison to clinical data using translational biomarkers and germ-free mice with humanised microbiota.


Ability to:

oDesign, execute and document rigorous testing of therapeutic agents

oDevelop novel models of human biology or disease applied to a new therapeutic modality, i.e. live bacterial therapeutics

oAssess biological mechanisms in vivo models.

Understanding of microbial biology and/or gastrointestinal microbiota

Experience in host-microbiota interactions in human biology and disease.

Holder of a Personal Home Office License

If you are looking for an opportunity to enhance your experience, broaden your career horizons and change the future apply today.

Further information upon request. Georgia.Mouzouridou@cpl.com

  • Agency: Cpl Life Sciences
  • Reference: JO-2205-491782
  • Posted: 5th May 2022
  • Expires: 2nd June 2022

Cpl Life Sciences

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