Zelluna Immunotherapy AS

Scientist/Senior Scientist

Zelluna Immunotherapy AS

Oslo, Norway

Scientist/Senior Scientist

Zelluna Immunotherapy is an exciting and dynamic start-up based in Oslo, and, specializing in T Cell Receptor (TCR) cell therapies with a distinctive approach. The company is developing TCR guided Natural Killer cells (TCR-NK) as an allogeneic off-the-shelf cellular treatment option for solid cancer patients.

Our vision is to build a science-led company that delivers on these medicines.

We are seeking an experienced cellular biologist with Natural Killer cell experience to support the development and expansion of our TCR-NK platform. The successful candidate will be passionate and excited by our approach and is someone who thrives in a continuous learning start-up culture as well as being dedicated to working with a team to deliver on our collective purpose.

Key Responsibilities

·      To develop NK cell capabilities enabling in vitro evaluation of the company portfolio

·      To initiate, lead and execute laboratory work to advance company objectives

·      To evaluate vectors (viral and non-viral) for the introduction of TCR cargo into NK cells

·      To offer insights and expertise on technical elements and direction of experiments

·      To collaborate closely with Zelluna academic and commercial partners

·      To keep abreast of technical and theoretical developments in allogeneic cell therapies; to provide guidance to others within the team as well as new members of staff on scientific and technical direction

Basic requirements

·      A PhD in Cellular Biology, Molecular Biology or a related discipline

·      At least 3 years post PhD relevant life science experience with engineered cell experience preferred and industry experience an advantage

·      A strong understanding of immunology and experience in NK cell biology  

·      Expertise in T and NK cell-based assays (e.g. ELISA/ELISpot, FACS, cancer cell killing, multiplex cytokine assays etc.) with a competence in molecular biology; retroviral and lentiviral experience as well as prior in vivo work would be an advantage

·      A proven ability to assimilate data and findings from multiple sources to advance programmes

·      Experience in contributing content to clinical trial applications would be an advantage

·      An appetite to work in a start-up company with a “roll your sleeves up” mindset

·      Full time position, based at the company’s headquarter in Oslo, Norway


We are on an exciting journey – join us, so together we can build the science, shape the culture and make a difference to the lives of cancer patients.

Please send applications to: Careers@zelluna.com

Deadline for applications: Friday 17th April



Apply with CV and Cover Letter

Must be a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file and no larger than 1MBMust be a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file and no larger than 1MB

Scientist/Senior Scientist