Research Associate

Lava seeks a new team member:

Research Associate (RA) Molecular Biology/Immunology

The company

Lava Therapeutics (LAVA) is a start-up company that 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. Expanding our team with new, talented employees is key to LAVA’s future success.

Working at LAVA

LAVA Therapeutics offers an attractive set of labor conditions, recognizing and rewarding its highly 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.

The position

As a Research Associate you strengthen the team with your up-to-date knowledge and experience in molecular biological- and immunological techniques. You work closely together with the other (Sr.) research associates and scientists in various project teams. You are responsible for the correct and timely execution of experiments and the correct and complete documentation of results. You share responsibility for optimal functioning, maintenance and safety of the laboratory infrastructure.

Qualified candidates will possess the following skills and experience:

  • A completed HLO education or equivalent
  • An innovative, goal-oriented, creative and collaborative mindset
  • Experience in molecular biological- and immunological techniques
  • Capable of running several experiments in parallel and able to work in a flexible manner
  • Recognize the importance of working according to a quality system, which includes adhering to procedures and concisely documenting results
  • Experience in the biotech industry is a pre
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work as a team member

The offer

  • A full time position
  • A permanent position after a 1 year of temporary contract and a positive appraisal
  • Salary and benefits according to biotech industry standards
  • A set of excellent labor conditions

How to apply

Please send your CV together with a cover letter to referring to the Research Associate vacancy.

Your application and related information will remain strictly confidential.