We are building novel technologies to revolutionise vaccine design and build mutation-proof vaccines. Disrupting the status quo in vaccine development and mediating meaningful impact on the health of people worldwide.

We strongly believe in building a collaborative and multidisciplinary environment where ideas can flow. We are assembling an exceptional and diverse team of biologists, computer engineers, bioinformaticians, immunologists, and visionaries to push the boundaries.

What brings us together as a team are our core values: commitment to each other, enthusiasm for learning and growing together, and a desire to use innovation as a way to improve the world.

Who are we

Baseimmune is a biotechnology start-up working on data-driven methods for antigen design and vaccine development. Founded by a team from the Jenner Institute in Oxford that has previously developed over 15 vaccines, Baseimmune uses computational methods to design the next generation of future-proof vaccines by predicting mutations before they happen. 

Our pipeline includes vaccines targeting human and veterinary pathogens. In addition, we have a number of collaborations with world leading institutes such as Imperial College London. 

You’ll be joining a rapidly expanding team located at the South Kensington Campus of Imperial College London but re-locating to a larger London-based laboratory in 2022. The position provides the opportunity to work with an innovative biotech company at the start of its journey with the opportunity to have a real impact. We are backed by leading investors from Europe and US, including Hoxton Ventures, Creator Fund, Maki VC, Rockmount Capital, Cherry VC, Beast Ventures, Tiny VC, and The Francis Crick Institute.

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The Role

This is a lab-based post and you’ll be responsible for the pre-clinical development of our future-proof vaccine pipeline. This includes the production of vaccines at lab scale, testing in animal models, and assessing their performance using state of the art immunological approaches. Furthermore, you’ll get the opportunity to conduct explorative research to further our understanding of Baseimmunes novel vaccines and further develop our antigen design platform. The key responsibility of the role is to design, manage, and complete research objectives and investigations to achieve set milestones.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conceive, design and conduct PoC experiments to generate data on efficacy & safety of novel vaccines in preclinical models.
  • To participate in a team working to deliver in vivo investigations of porcine, murine and human host immune responses to vaccination and infection.
  • Regularly communicate and present results to leadership teams.
  • Manage external projects with CROs and external collaborators.
  • Maintain familiarity with scientific and technical literature pertinent to the projects.

Desired Attributes

  • Experience with immunisation regimes.
  • Experience with immune assays such as Flow cytometry, ELISA, ELISpot.
  • Experience with vaccine delivery platforms.
  • Open approach, ability, and eagerness to learn novel techniques or analysis tools based on project needs.


  • You require a right to work in UK.
  • Have previously held a UK PIL animal licence with experience in executing in vivo studies in pre-clinical models.
  • Ph.D. degree or post-doctoral training in immunology, vaccine development or related field Excellent oral and written communication skills.

How you enjoy working

  • You’re a quick learner who enjoys discussing ideas and putting them into action.
  • You’re an inclusive team player who enjoys collaborating with people from different backgrounds.
  • You seek out constructive criticism and know you are not your work.
  • You want work to be meaningful and to be part of a business dedicated to having a positive impact on humanity.
  • You help your team seek out highly valuable work, prioritise it effectively, and you create clarity for those around you.

Recruitment Process

If you think this role is for you, we want to hear from you!  

Please submit your CV and a cover letter highlighting your expertise that makes you suitable for this role and why you want to join Baseimmune.

Following initial screening, you will be invited for an interview with the founders at our labs at Imperial College where you will have the opportunity to meet the lab and the team. 

Note: We are looking for someone who has the right to work in the UK. Also, we are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on gender, race, colour, religion or belief, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected class.


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