Design high quality assays for product release

Senior Research Associate Functional Characterization and Bioassays (Yacht Life Sciences)

International biotechnological company

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Over de functie

Yacht Life Sciences has a vacancy for a Senior Research Associate Functional Characterization and Bioassays.

Your new team and position:

The Bioassay Design & Technologies team develops potency assays used by internal and external parties, such as Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs), to demonstrate the quality and characteristics of antibody products. You will work in a team of Scientists and Research Associates dedicated to developing state of the art bioassays. Once the assays meet all requirements, you will transfer the assays to CMOs. Thereby you will contribute to bringing our products to the clinic. 

Key Accountabilities: 

  • Strengthening the team with your up-to-date knowledge of and experience with (cell-based) bioassays
  • Working closely with Scientists and Research Associates to aid the development and qualification of bioassays
  • Transferring assays to CMOs
  • Documenting and report results in a concise manner
  • Working to and ensuring adherence to GxP standards


You have relevant experience with cell based assays in the field of immunology. You have good organizational skills and are able to work under guidelines: you document results accurately and are focused on output and results. You are able to keep performing well under deadlines. You are enthusiastic and you enjoy working in a team. You set high quality standards and take initiatives to improve your work. 

Furthermore you meet the following professional requirements: 

  • You have a completed BSc or MSc education or equivalent (this position is not applicable if you have or are finishing a PhD tract)
  • You have >5 years work experience with cell culture, ligand binding assays (ELISA and SPR) and functional cellular assays
  • You are experienced with sample testing in a GxP environment
  • You are familiar with basis statistical and data analysis software such as Excel, GraphPad Prism, JMP etc
  • Knowledge of the regulatory requirements for product related assays and bioanalysis is advantageous
  • You can work to set guidelines; you document results accurately and are focused on output and results
  • You are fluent in English


Direct and full-time 1- year contract at our client. Extension is anticipated.
Salary between 3600 and 4400 euro gross per month.


Dynamic and innovative environment. Every employee is strongly motivated to participate in the development of new medicines which improve patients' lives. The company culture is aimed at innovation and excellence. Employees are passionate and work with determination and respect for each other to achieve our common goals. They work in multi-functional and international teams, in which each employee is stimulated to use his/her talent to contribute to innovation and results.


Voor meer informatie neem je contact op met Edwin Parlevliet via telefoonnummer 06-12387998

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