Research Associate Functional Characterization and Bioassays (Yacht Life Sciences)

International biotechnological company
  • Utrecht
  • Vast
  • HBO, WO
  • 40 uur
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Job description:

Yacht Life Sciences has a vacancy for a Research Associate Functional Characterization and Bioassays - CMC research.

Your new team and position:

The Functional Characterization Bioassays 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 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
  • Leading a project independently including writing study protocols and reports, and support regulatory filing (BLA)
  • Implementing assays currently running at CMOs in to internal teams
  • Troubleshooting and solving challenges linked to GMP assays at CMOs
  • Documenting and report results in a concise manner
  • Working to and ensuring adherence to GxP standards


Job requirements:

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 relevant experience with the development of (cell-based) bio-assays in the field of immunology
  • You have >3 years work experience (not just internship experience) with cell culture, flow cytometry, ELISA, and functional cellular assays
  • Biotechnology company experience is essential
  • Knowledge of the regulatory requirements for product related assays and bioanalysis is advantageous
  • Experience within a GMP environment is preferred
  • You are familiar with basis statistical and data analysis software such as Excel, GraphPad Prism, JMP etc
  • You are fluent in English



  • You have good organizational skills
  • You 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. 


Terms of employment:

Direct and full-time 1- year contract at our client. Extension is anticipated and can convert into permanent after 1 year.

Salary dependent on experience, between 2800 and 3600 euro gross per month (based on full-time employment).


About the company:

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.


Inclusiviteit en diversiteit

Uiteraard staat deze vacature open voor iedereen die zich hierin herkent. We geloven dat diverse teams van belang zijn voor ons als lerende organisatie, die voorop wil blijven lopen in de wereld van werk. Want juist verschillen tussen mensen zorgen voor groei. Van collega's, klanten, kandidaten en daarmee van Yacht. Heb jij een uniek talent? We ontmoeten je graag.

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