Senior Project Scientist

Lava seeks a new team member:

Senior Project Scientist

Lava Therapeutics (LAVA) is a start-up company that creates and develops next generation γδ T cell engaging bispecific antibodies for the curative 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 Dr. Hans van der Vliet’s group at the VU University Medical Center and Cancer Center Amsterdam. In 2018, LAVA raised EUR 16 million in its first major institutional financing round that will allow LAVA to develop a lead candidate for clinical testing and broaden its pipeline and bispecific γδ T cell engager platform. Expanding our team with new, talented, employees is key to LAVA’s future success. The company is based in ‘s Hertogenbosch in The Netherlands.

The position:
As Senior Project Scientist you will be responsible for one or more of LAVA’s bispecific antibody projects supporting lead selection, preclinical development and progression to IND/CTA and beyond. During the course of the projects you will interact closely with our academic collaborators at the VU Medical Center and CROs.

Qualified candidates will possess the following skills and experience:
PhD in cell biology, immunology, oncology or related science
An innovative, goal-oriented, flexible and collaborative mindset
5-10+ years biotechnology industry experience
Experience with antibody (preclinical) development and familiar with project management
Deep expertise in the design, execution and analysis of in vitro assays and in vivo models in cancer
Proven ability to pro-actively and independently develop, execute, direct and interpret experiments
Authoring and reviewing of relevant content for INDs/CTAs
Track record of success as evidenced by publication record and/or evidence of sustained contributions in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical setting
Excellent communication skills and the ability to work as a team member
Proven ability to work with research partners and/or CROs

Full time position
Permanent position after one year temporary contract
Salary and benefits according to biotech industry standards

T: +31 8 506 573 44-KvK 6533 5740-Onderwijsboulevard 225
5223 DE ’s Hertogenbosch
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