(Sr.) 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.) Scientist Bioanalytics

The position

The (Sr.) Scientist Bioanalytics has proven knowledge in the development and validation of immunological assays used to study PK and immunogenicity on various platforms including but not limited to ELISA and ECLIA (MSD). You have preferably gained already experience in a large molecule setting. As an expert in your field you are used to work according to regulatory standards and guidelines. You will scientifically support and discuss assay strategy design, assay development/ validation and troubleshooting activities in house as well as at CROs. You will be involved in assay transfer and you will communicate directly with CROs. Following up you will support the monitoring of project progress of assigned projects at CROs and reviewing reports.

In house, you are not shy to also actively support hands-on your colleagues in early POC experiments or key troubleshoot experiments if needed. You document your activities accurately, write and review protocols and SOPs. As a pre, you have already gained experience with or have an affinity to develop biomarker assays (Flow Cytometry) in close liaison with your colleagues from the research department.

Requirements
You are an MSc / 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  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). In addition you experience in either the field of biomarker research and relevant technologies including flow cytometry), and/or cell culture/cell-based assays. You are highly self-motivated and 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 poses 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 concisely documenting and reporting results and activities. 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 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.