Specialist, CMC Operations (Utrecht, NL)

The Company

LAVA Therapeutics generates and develops next generation γδ T cell engaging bispecific antibodies (gamma delta bsTCEs) 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 Specialist, CMC Operations.

The Position

The Specialist CMC Operations participates as an integral member of the CMC team and works closely with the internal and external project teams and CMC management on the supply and inventory management of (non) GMP materials which are intended for clinical and non clinical studies.


Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the end to end process for supply of clinical trial materials for multiple clinical studies (worldwide) from first-in-human to pivotal studies leading to successful market application
  • Assurance of a timely manufacture, labeling and release of investigational medicinal products (IMPs)
  • Stock-keeping of drug substance, drug product and final labeled IMPs
  • First point of contact for our stockage, labeling and shipping partners
  • First point of contact for technical questions from clinical sites and hospital pharmacies
  • First point of contact for reported excursions or deviations regarding IMPs
  • Represent the CMC Operations/Supply Chain in of the development teams
  • Author CMC relevant sections in pharmacy manual


  • Pharmaceutical background at a BSc or MSc level
  • Experience in clinical supplies management
  • Capability to operate within the quality requirements as stated in international requirements
  • Strong team player
  • Strong problem solving and trouble-shooting skills
  • Proven ability to learn and act on dynamic information at a rapid pace
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills in Dutch and English
  • Able to self-motivate and work independently

The Offer

A full time position in a motivating and dynamic R&D company You will be offered a set of excellent labour conditions Following a positive appraisal after a year of temporary contract, you will be offered a permanent position Salary and benefits are according to biotech industry standards The location of the position will be at LAVA’s office in Den Bosch or in Utrecht

Working at LAVA

LAVA Therapeutics offers an attractive set of labour 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 together with a cover letter to referring to the Specialist, CMC Operations vacancy.

For more information about this vacant position, you can contact Your application and related information will remain strictly confidential.

Acquisition related to this vacancy is not appreciated.