Senior Research Associate 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

Senior Research Associate Bioanalytics

The position

As Sr. Research Associate Bioanalytics you strengthen the team with your up-to-date knowledge and experience in the field of bioanalytical (BA) assays. You assist with the development and qualification of robust and reliable BA assays suitable for characterizing the disposition (PK) and Immunogenicity (ADA) of novel biotherapeutics in various matrixes. Towards this end you will use a range of potential platforms and immunological assay techniques (ELISA/ECLIA). You will perform your work independently within a small team  in a newly established and growing laboratory environment equipped with state of the art instrumentation. Your assays complying with regulatory standards will be the key to preclinical development and clinical testing of our new therapeutic products – internally and externally at CROs. You will document your assays accurately in ELN, write protocols and SOPs. You will contribute to technical and scientific discussions and support your colleagues in the lab with your assay expertise. As a pre you might have also experience cell culture/ cell based assays and/or flow cytometry.

Requirements
You keep a HLO/HBO or WO education 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). You recognize relevant software applications for data analysis such as  like GraphPad Prism and SoftMax Pro. 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 Senior Research Associate 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.