Research Scientist Immunology / Immuno-oncology

About Synthon

Synthon is an international pharmaceutical company, and a leader in the field of generic human medicines. Founded in 1991, Synthon has been working in biotechnology since 2007 and is developing rapidly into a specialty pharmaceutical company. We work to develop therapies that address the needs of people worldwide and help improve their health and well-being. With our portfolio of innovative medicines, we will provide treatment options for patients in selected therapeutic areas with high unmet medical needs. Through the provision of high-quality generic medicines, we make treatments more affordable and increase access to important remedies. Currently, our products are approved by regulatory agencies in more than 90 countries and marketed through strategic partnerships and – in dedicated areas – through direct sales.

Synthon’s head office is based in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and the company has affiliates in eight other countries. In 2017, it recorded a turnover of EUR 240 million. The company employs around 1,900 staff of whom over 500 work in Nijmegen.

We are interested in result-oriented people with a sharp mind and entrepreneurial spirit, who can contribute to our ambition to provide solutions to the healthcare challenges of today and tomorrow.

Job profile

You will primarily be responsible for the design and execution of research for one or more projects in immuno-oncology. Research is teamwork; you will closely work together in a team of principal investigators and (research) technicians within the Preclinical R&D department but also interact with and report to a multi-disciplinary team. You extract relevant information and insights from (patent) literature, conferences and other sources and use these to come up with proposals to improve your project. You generate ideas and proposals that will be executed by yourself and one or two (research) technicians. Depending on your experience, line management responsibility is an option, either now or later.

Your profile

Your letter of motivation and CV show that you have:
· A Ph.D. in life sciences
· More than 2 years of experience in research in the field of immunology, preferably immuno-oncology;
· Hands-on experience in working with antibodies and with a broad set of techniques relevant to antibody research
· Hands-on experience in working with primary human material ex vivo, preferably also experience with in vivo studies
· Preferably some experience with line management
· An excellent command of the English language
· Preferably experience in collaborating in multidisciplinary teams.


In interviews you will be able to demonstrate that:
You enjoy working in the lab and you strive to deliver high-quality data. You can work independently on your scientific tasks, and at the same time enjoy to closely co-operate with colleagues in a team. Your scientific depth and communication skills make you an ideal sparring partner to help design the best experiments for others. You are flexible and motivated, you work hard and are willing to take over work from others.

Important dates

Please send your application before 18 February 2019. The first round of interviews will take place on 20 February and 21 February 2019 and the second round of interviews will be on 26 February 2019.

Information and application

Contract hours: preferably full time.
Starting date: a.s.a.p.
Salary: depending on experience.
Location: Nijmegen.

For further information, please contact either Wim Dokter, executive vice president Preclinical R&D or Miranda van der Lee, head In Vitro Pharmacology at tel. 024 - 372 77 00.

If you are interested in this challenging position, we look forward to your application. Please apply via the apply button / link.

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