Senior Research Associate Bioanalytics (Utrecht, NL)

The Company
Lava Therapeutics (LAVA) generates and develops next generation γδ T cell engaging bispecific antibodies for the treatment of cancer. LAVA started its operations in 2017 and is advancing its proprietary platform and pipeline of bispecific therapeutic antibodies, building on cutting-edge research originating from the VU University Medical Center / Cancer Center Amsterdam. In the Netherlands the company is now located at the Science Park in Utrecht and at the Agrifood Plaza building in Den Bosch. Expanding our team with new, talented employees is key to LAVA’s future success. We are currently looking for a

Senior Research Associate Bioanalytics


The Position – Your Role

If PK, ADA, and potency sound as familiar to you as accuracy and precision, this might be the right position for you. If you like to plan and perform your work independently, aim for high quality and do not hesitate to document with the same level of detail as you perform the practical work, we encourage you to apply for Senior Research Associate Bioanalytics.
The tasks and responsibilities of your new position include but are not limited to:

  • Development and qualification of robust and reliable immunoassays for characterizing the disposition (PK), immunogenicity (ADA), and potency of novel biotherapeutics in various matrices;
  • Design and execute according laboratory experiments using a range of potential platforms and immunological assay techniques (e.g., ELISA, ECLIA);
  • Record, analyze, and interpret obtained data and results;
  • Ensure data quality and integrity by accurate documentation in ELN, preparation of protocols, SOPs, plans, and reports;
  • Provide summary presentations and contribute to technical and scientific discussions to support the team with your expertise;
  • Work independently and within a small team in a growing laboratory environment equipped with state of the art instrumentation.

The Requirements

We are looking for candidates with experience in bioanalytics, preferably with the following expertise:

  • You hold a HLO/BSc or MSc in a relevant area;
  • You have ≥ 3 years of work experience in biotech and/or pharmaceutical industry;
  • You have strong background in the development, qualification and troubleshooting of large molecule assays to asses pharmacokinetics, immunogenicity and/or CMC potency;
  • You are familiar with industry’s best practices for bioanalytical assay development and regulatory expectations (FDA and EMA);
  • You have deep theoretical knowledge and practical experience in ligand binding assay technologies (e.g. ELISA, ECLIA);
  • You are familiar with instrument application software and data analysis software such as Excel, SoftMax Pro, GraphPad Prism, etc.;
  • You have a quality driven approach, an innovative, goal-oriented and collaborative mindset and you enjoy alternating between office and laboratory tasks;
  • You are fluent in English;
  • As a pre you might have also practical experience cell culture/ cell based assays and/or flow cytometry.

As our new Senior Research Associate Bioanalytics you work and document accurately. You are focused on output and you are able to work according to tight timelines while keeping your flexibility. You enjoy taking responsibility while being a team-player.

The Offer
A full time position in a motivating and dynamic R&D company. You will be offered a set of excellent labor conditions. Salary and benefits are according to biotech industry standards. The location of the position will be at LAVA’s office in Utrecht.

Working at LAVA
LAVA Therapeutics offers an attractive set of labor conditions, recognizing and rewarding its talented and motivated employees. This includes the ability to work together with a group of experienced leaders and professionals, who all have a track-record of success in their field of business and in Life Science industry. We offer flexible working hours, a premium-free pension plan, 30 paid vacation days, opportunities for growth and development and a professional working environment, in which hard working is balanced with fun.

Our Core Values
Our company culture is built on five important Core Values: Innovation, Teamwork, Results-orientation, Flexibility and Fun. We understand that innovation is at the heart of what we do. We drive the ability to innovate and we all have a strong awareness about emerging scientific and business opportunities. We work closely as a team, have a constructive and collaborative mindset and we put the common interest of the company above our own individual interests. We have a strong orientation on results, we do our utmost to meet agreed goals in a timely and efficient manner and we thrive to always deliver on our promises. We are flexible, adapt well to changing circumstances and work well under pressure. Finally, we all contribute to a safe, professional and enjoyable workplace in which people are treated respectfully and diversity is embraced.

How to Apply
Please send your CV with a cover letter to referring to the Senior Research Associate Bioanalytics vacancy. Your application and related information will remain strictly confidential.

Acquisition related to this vacancy is not appreciated.