Research Scientist Oncology

About Synthon Biopharmaceuticals

Synthon Biopharmaceuticals focuses on development of innovative medicines, including antibody-drug conjugates, in two key therapeutic areas: oncology and autoimmune diseases. In the coming years, we aim to deliver on our promise to introduce new medicines for diseases with high unmet medical need.

We are inquisitive, entrepreneurial and independent. We make creative choices, and are building a promising portfolio of next-generation medicines.

Synthon Biopharmaceuticals is based in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, where close to 300 staff work at our state-of-the art biotech campus.

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

The In Vitro Pharmacology department is part of Pre-Clinical and mainly responsible for early stage development of our biopharmaceutical pipeline. Drug discovery involves in vitro research to identify the potency, selectivity and mechanism of action of new compounds in cellular assays.

You will primarily be responsible for the design and execution of in vitro studies for one or more projects in the field of Oncology and Immuno-Oncology. Research is team-work; you will closely work in a team of principal investigators and (research) technicians within the In Vitro Pharmacology department but also interact and report into a multi-disciplinary team. You extract relevant information and insights from (patent)literature, and other sources and use these to come up with proposals to improve your project. You help to generate ideas and proposals and have line management responsibility for two research technicians.

Your profile

Your letter of motivation and CV should show that you have:

  • A PhD degree in life sciences;
  • 3-5 years of experience in research in the field of Oncology, preferably in an industrial setting;
  • Expertise on (primary) cell culture, development and implementation of functional in vitro assays, preferably also experience with in vivo studies;
  • Hands-on experience working with small molecules, antibodies and/or antibody-drug-conjugates (ADCs) and with a broad set of techniques relevant for drug development research;
  • Knowledge of cell imaging microscopy and flow cytometry;
    Experience with line management. Preferably experience to collaborate in multidisciplinary teams;
  • Excellent command of the English language.

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

Important dates

Please send your application before 29 October. The first round of interviews will be on 11 November and the second round of interviews will be on 19 November.

Information and application

Contract hours: preferably full time.
Starting date: a.s.a.p.
Home base will be Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
Salary: depending on experience.

For further information, candidates can contact 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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