(Sr.) Research Associate / Scientist Bioanalytics

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. 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

(Sr.) Research Associate / Scientist Bioanalytics

The position
As Sr. Research Associate/Scientist Bioanalytics you strengthen the team with your up-to-date knowledge and experience in the field of bioanalytical (BA) assay development and qualification. As an expert in your field you develop and qualify BA assays according to regulatory standards for internal and external use at CROs. Your assays will be the key to preclinical development and clinical testing of new therapeutic products. To achieve this, you keep up to date with the latest developments in the field. You document your assays accurately, write protocols and SOPs and transfer and implement methods off-site at CROs. You will be involved in assay strategy design and communicate directly with CROs. You support your colleagues in the lab with your assay and hands-on expertise in fields as flow cytometry, (primary) cell culture and/or protein chemistry.

You keep a HLO/HBO or WO education/PhD with a minimum of 3 years work experience in either biotech/pharma or at CROs. You are experienced in the development, qualification and troubleshooting of large molecule assays to asses pharmacokinetics (PK), immunogenicity (ADA and NAb) and/ or CMC potency. You are familiar with the theory and practice of different immunoassay technologies (e.g.  ELISA, ECLIA, others) and bring experience in either the field of biomarker research (and relevant technologies), FACS, cell culture/cell-based assays and/or protein chemistry. You are able to independently setup experimental strategies and data analysis using software such as GraphPad Prism, SoftMax Pro and DOE. In previous settings, you have been exposed to guidelines by regulatory authorities. You possess excellent communication skills and the ability to work as an internal team member but also with research partners and/or CROs. You have an innovative, goal-oriented, flexible and collaborative mindset. You are familiar with working with and maintaining a quality system, which includes adhering to procedures and concisely documenting results in ELN. You are able to work according to tight timelines while keeping your flexibility. You are well-organized and can handle and/or support several projects at once.

The offer
A full time position. A set of excellent labour conditions. A permanent position after one year of temporary contract and a positive appraisal. Salary and benefits according to biotech industry standards. The location will be at LAVA’s offices and laboratories in Utrecht with the option of office work at LAVA’s office in Den Bosch.

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 highly 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 interest. We have a strong orientation on results, we meet agreed goals in a timely and efficient manner and we 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 hr@lavatherapeutics.com referring to the (Sr.) Research Associate / Scientist Bioanalytics vacancy.

For more information about this vacant position, you can contact Thilo Riedl (Sr. Director Bioanalytical Assays) at t.riedl@lavatherapeutics.com. Acquisition related to this vacancy is not being appreciated.

Your application and related information will remain strictly confidential.