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Head of Immunology Assay Services


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Location Codolet, FR Job ID JR-024128


Cisbio Bioassays, member of the PerkinElmer group, is looking for an experienced Team Leader in Cell-based Assay Services (M/F), as part of a permanent contract. This position is located in Codolet (France - possibility of relocation assistance).

Preferably with Industry experience, with a broad knowledge of cell-based screening assays and an excellent level of English, you will establish and manage a team that plans and performs immunological screening assays in conjunction with counterparts in Cambridge, UK, to deliver contract research services for external clients. As a true experienced leader in management, you position yourself as a Mentor for the members of your teams.

During the initial phases to establish the activity, it is expected that approximately 25% of your time will be spent performing lab work.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervise the daily activities (tasks and resources) of your team
  • Track the quantitative and qualitative achievements of your team
  • Ensure effective training and routine monitoring of scientists
  • Understand and articulate the technical skills of team members, set goals, monitor their progress and effectively manage team and individual performance.
  • Interact effectively between teams / departments to facilitate the work of the team
  • Ensure the profitable delivery of all projects, in accordance with project objectives, specifications and timelines
  • Identify and solve problems associated with your own work or that of your team.


  • Master’s degree or equivalent required - Initial training in biology / biochemistry / biotechnology ; expertise in immunology
  • Relevant laboratory work experience in Industry (highly valued) such as :
    • Isolation and handling of primary human immune cells, performing immunological assays (e.g. Mixed Lymphocyte Reaction, iTreg or MDSC assays) and flow cytometry assays.
    • Experience of high-throughput assays and handling large datasets including data QC
    • Experience of assay set up, troubleshooting and process optimisation
    • Knowledge of quality standards and use of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
    • A customer focused mindset would be appreciated
  • Data analysis, graphical représentations and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of robotic liquid handling equipment (additional training provided)
  • Successful mentoring experience with a passion and aptitude for people management
  • Excellent planning / organizing skills with a careful and methodical nature
  • Flexible and able to work in a dynamic environment

Compensation and Benefits

  • “cadre” under the French classification of job positions, level 8A, 50 000 € / year
  • Participation bonus
  • Flextime
  • Healthcare and Provident Coverage (mobility support)
  • Access to Company restaurant, Works Council and free access to the gym

If you are looking for a versatile position, in a dynamic and rigorous environment, our position is your next challenge. Application exclusively in English (CV + cover letter)

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PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.

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