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At LUMICKS, our dream is to unlock single-molecule and -cell analysis to improve human health. We are looking for smart and open people with a passion for cutting-edge technology, who are curious to discover new areas and creative in finding solutions for existing and future challenges.

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Business Development

As a Customer Success Scientist, you are part of the Customer Success team within LUMICKS and responsible to support scientists in their research using LUMICKS’ Acoustic Force Spectroscopy technology.

You support customers from top labs globally, in achieving their research goals, addressing potential issues if they arise and are pro-actively further developing the instrument and technology. In addition, you interact with existing and new customers in meetings, (conference) presentations and experiments. You connect easily to Ph.D. and PI level researchers in different areas of fundamental biology through a clear understanding of their technical and application needs. You use your hands-on technical skills to set up and perform test experiments requested by customers. All-in-all you act as the trusted advisor and  Subject Matter Expert to customers throughout the evaluation process an make them successful in their scientific goals.

Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Marketing

LUMICKS is currently the fastest growing high-tech company in the Amsterdam area. We offer the chance to be part of an important mission: enabling researchers to understand complex biological processes at the cellular and molecular levels, which is critical for cancer research and drug development.

As the marketing intern, you will be responsible for setting up the marketing strategy in China and for growing our customer base in the Asia Pacific Region. Together with the customer success team, you will create high-quality and high-impact content to engage our customers, build a strong brand in China and create interest in LUMICKS’ instruments in the region. You will join our team in the HQ in Amsterdam for a minimum of 5 months.

Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Operations

In this role, you are the first customer contact for technical and application support questions. You help the customer with their issues, backed by the service and R&D team at LUMICKS. Furthermore, you take ownership to drive long term global customer satisfaction by interacting directly with customers and driving execution of service and support to the highest possible standards. This requires technical skills and a thorough understanding of the instruments as well as a knowledge of basic biology. Your knowledge will grow in the function over time and train new team members in the future.

Location: The Netherlands

Research & Development

As a Product Engineer Dynamic Single-Molecule (DSM) you will be involved in designing products and their corresponding manufacturing processes. You also will be responsible for transitioning the product from design to manufacturing at scale. The Product Engineer is an important stakeholder for the R&D development team and also for the manufacturing team. Furthermore, the Product Engineer is the interface to the suppliers of the critical (optical, mechanical and electrical) components of the C-trap and m-Trap.

The Product Engineer is involved in the entire lifecycle of product development – from planning, designing, and selection of materials, prototyping, testing and manufacturing. Within LUMICKS the Product Engineer has to design & build the product in a cost-effective manner without compromising on the quality

The R&D Associate Scientist Immunology is a critical role in the development of LUMICKS’s business and technology. The AS will join our Immunology Workflow Development team, in a role which will focus on driving expansion of our z-Movi system and assay portfolio through the execution of laboratory work. Together with the z-Movi team you are aiming to improve the quality of cancer treatments with immunotherapy by developing novel instruments for IO research. We are looking for a candidate experienced in cellular assays with a strong background in immunology cell-based assays, like cell culture and lymphocyte-cell isolation, cell killing assays, FACS measurements. You will work with different cell types like adherent and suspension cells as well as with primary cell cultures. A successful candidate will be a technically skilled, hands-on, extremely detail oriented, and a thorough cell biologist with a commitment to scientific excellence and the ability to work cross-functionally in an interdisciplinary team.

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

As an Application development Scientist you develop new LUMICKS product and product features to create impact and unlock market potential. You are part of the R&D workflow team and take part of multidisciplinary projects that aim to develop new applications, new product features or improve existing products. Within these projects you are responsible for ensuring product workflow specifications align with market requirements that are set by the Product Manager. Application development scientists typically have a specialization in Biophysics and a good understanding of Single Molecule force spectroscopy.

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Immunology Application Development Scientist is a critical role in the development of LUMICKS’s technology. The scientist will join our Research and Development department, in a role which will focus on driving expansion of our z-Movi assay portfolio through the execution of laboratory work. We are looking for a candidate experienced in protocol development with a strong desire to develop novel and robust experimental workflows targeting the field of immuno-oncology. A successful candidate will be a technically skilled, hands-on, immunology expert with a commitment to scientific excellence and the ability to work cross-functionally to execute complex projects and communicate efficiently with team members across several disciplines.
As an immunology application development scientist, you will be responsible for the development of novel z-Movi cell-based applications. You will establish and perform groundbreaking experiments at LUMICKS as well as in collaboration with the company’s strategic partners.

You will take ownership in the development of the z-Movi technology within the framework of immunology and immuno-oncology protocol development. You will work within the z-Movi R&D team to validate system performance and develop user workflows and protocols for z-Movi customers and the Sales team.

Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Sales

Are you a motivated, intelligent, creative and hardworking person that enjoys being apart of a young and highly-energic environment, then we are looking for you as our Regional Sales Team Manager, Single Molecule Technologies in our US Office. You will assume overall responsibility for the sales and pipeline growth of all LUMICKS’ single molecule research portfolio throughout the United States. Reporting directly to the Business Director and working in collaboration with our Business Development Manager, you will be responsible for growing and developing your sales team consisting out of account representatives and managers. You will drive sales strategy, pipeline growth, partnerships and opportunities forward in both industry (pharma, biotech) and academia through working with your team and leadership.

Location: US

Reporting directly to the Sales Director, the Sr. Sales Manager will assume overall responsibility for the sales of all LUMICKS products throughout the east coast. You drive sales opportunities forward in both industry (pharma, biotech) and academia while working with the Business Development team to create pipeline and teaming up with product managers to execute a successful global Sales and Marketing strategy.

LUMICKS has come to market as the supplier of instruments for dynamic single-molecule and cell research – a rapidly evolving niche in the fundamental biology research field. Our high-performance instruments allow for the investigation into the fundamental cause of disease and the potential for drug optimization. We offer the chance to be part of an important mission: To improve human health by unlocking dynamic single-molecule and cell analysis. With ever-increasing adoption of our technologies by leading institutes from all over the world, including Berkeley, Max-Planck, Rockefeller University and ShanghaiTech, LUMICKS is now expanding its team.

Location: US

Software

LUMICKS is bringing novel tools for single-molecule biophysics and cell avidity to market, enabling scientific researchers across biology and medicine to unlock new types of experiments.

We produce z-Movi, a unique instrument that can directly measure the overall strength of the interaction between cells (“avidity”) and could have an enormous impact on research in immunology, paving the way for new therapies for cancer. In collaboration with end-users, we have developed a fast and intuitive workflow software that takes you from defining your parameters to viewing your data in no time.

We also build C-Trap, which can be used to “grab” a single molecule and apply precise mechanical forces to it. At the same time, one can visualize the molecule using highly-sensitive fluorescence microscopy. Our customers use it to watch DNA being copied by the molecular machinery of the cell, or observe molecular “engines” walking across the scaffolding structures of a human cell. LUMICKS systems are currently in use in opinion-leading labs across the globe, including Stanford, Johns Hopkins University, Tsinghua University, NIH, Max Planck Institute, TU Delft, and Imperial College London.

We’re an academic spin-off from a research group at VU University Amsterdam. We care deeply about providing our users with easy-to-use, reliable software that actively supports Open Data and Reproducible Science.

We use the following technologies. When applying, it is fine to be familiar with a subset of these:

C++17 (soon 20) for the core code, Qt5 (QML) for the UI and Python 3 for bindings. CMake builds everything and Conan manages the dependencies. Libraries we use include abseil, asio, caf (C++ actor framework), catch2, cereal, fmt, opencv, ranges-v3 and spdlog. Our Python bindings are implemented using pybind11.

Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Staff

LUMICKS is looking for an Assistant Controller for our office in Amsterdam. You get the unique opportunity to be closely involved in the decision-making process of a rapidly growing international business. The Assistant Controller works closely together with the CFO and manages and supports in all aspects of finance, including financial analysis, accounting, treasury, tax and strategy. The Assistant Controller is an important player in the European team, reporting to the CFO and will provide financial analysis to management. This person will be the liaison between the different business units in Amsterdam and the US. To be successful you need to be technically strong, driven in delivering the best and most efficient results. You are innovative and can communicate complex accounting topics to all levels within the company.

Location: The Netherlands

US Jobs

Are you a motivated, intelligent, creative and hardworking person that enjoys being apart of a young and highly-energic environment, then we are looking for you as our Regional Sales Team Manager, Single Molecule Technologies in our US Office. You will assume overall responsibility for the sales and pipeline growth of all LUMICKS’ single molecule research portfolio throughout the United States. Reporting directly to the Business Director and working in collaboration with our Business Development Manager, you will be responsible for growing and developing your sales team consisting out of account representatives and managers. You will drive sales strategy, pipeline growth, partnerships and opportunities forward in both industry (pharma, biotech) and academia through working with your team and leadership.

Location: US

Reporting directly to the Sales Director, the Sr. Sales Manager will assume overall responsibility for the sales of all LUMICKS products throughout the east coast. You drive sales opportunities forward in both industry (pharma, biotech) and academia while working with the Business Development team to create pipeline and teaming up with product managers to execute a successful global Sales and Marketing strategy.

LUMICKS has come to market as the supplier of instruments for dynamic single-molecule and cell research – a rapidly evolving niche in the fundamental biology research field. Our high-performance instruments allow for the investigation into the fundamental cause of disease and the potential for drug optimization. We offer the chance to be part of an important mission: To improve human health by unlocking dynamic single-molecule and cell analysis. With ever-increasing adoption of our technologies by leading institutes from all over the world, including Berkeley, Max-Planck, Rockefeller University and ShanghaiTech, LUMICKS is now expanding its team.

Location: US

All Positions

As a Customer Success Scientist, you are part of the Customer Success team within LUMICKS and responsible to support scientists in their research using LUMICKS’ Acoustic Force Spectroscopy technology.

You support customers from top labs globally, in achieving their research goals, addressing potential issues if they arise and are pro-actively further developing the instrument and technology. In addition, you interact with existing and new customers in meetings, (conference) presentations and experiments. You connect easily to Ph.D. and PI level researchers in different areas of fundamental biology through a clear understanding of their technical and application needs. You use your hands-on technical skills to set up and perform test experiments requested by customers. All-in-all you act as the trusted advisor and  Subject Matter Expert to customers throughout the evaluation process an make them successful in their scientific goals.

Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

LUMICKS is currently the fastest growing high-tech company in the Amsterdam area. We offer the chance to be part of an important mission: enabling researchers to understand complex biological processes at the cellular and molecular levels, which is critical for cancer research and drug development.

As the marketing intern, you will be responsible for setting up the marketing strategy in China and for growing our customer base in the Asia Pacific Region. Together with the customer success team, you will create high-quality and high-impact content to engage our customers, build a strong brand in China and create interest in LUMICKS’ instruments in the region. You will join our team in the HQ in Amsterdam for a minimum of 5 months.

Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

In this role, you are the first customer contact for technical and application support questions. You help the customer with their issues, backed by the service and R&D team at LUMICKS. Furthermore, you take ownership to drive long term global customer satisfaction by interacting directly with customers and driving execution of service and support to the highest possible standards. This requires technical skills and a thorough understanding of the instruments as well as a knowledge of basic biology. Your knowledge will grow in the function over time and train new team members in the future.

Location: The Netherlands

As a Product Engineer Dynamic Single-Molecule (DSM) you will be involved in designing products and their corresponding manufacturing processes. You also will be responsible for transitioning the product from design to manufacturing at scale. The Product Engineer is an important stakeholder for the R&D development team and also for the manufacturing team. Furthermore, the Product Engineer is the interface to the suppliers of the critical (optical, mechanical and electrical) components of the C-trap and m-Trap.

The Product Engineer is involved in the entire lifecycle of product development – from planning, designing, and selection of materials, prototyping, testing and manufacturing. Within LUMICKS the Product Engineer has to design & build the product in a cost-effective manner without compromising on the quality

The R&D Associate Scientist Immunology is a critical role in the development of LUMICKS’s business and technology. The AS will join our Immunology Workflow Development team, in a role which will focus on driving expansion of our z-Movi system and assay portfolio through the execution of laboratory work. Together with the z-Movi team you are aiming to improve the quality of cancer treatments with immunotherapy by developing novel instruments for IO research. We are looking for a candidate experienced in cellular assays with a strong background in immunology cell-based assays, like cell culture and lymphocyte-cell isolation, cell killing assays, FACS measurements. You will work with different cell types like adherent and suspension cells as well as with primary cell cultures. A successful candidate will be a technically skilled, hands-on, extremely detail oriented, and a thorough cell biologist with a commitment to scientific excellence and the ability to work cross-functionally in an interdisciplinary team.

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

As an Application development Scientist you develop new LUMICKS product and product features to create impact and unlock market potential. You are part of the R&D workflow team and take part of multidisciplinary projects that aim to develop new applications, new product features or improve existing products. Within these projects you are responsible for ensuring product workflow specifications align with market requirements that are set by the Product Manager. Application development scientists typically have a specialization in Biophysics and a good understanding of Single Molecule force spectroscopy.

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Immunology Application Development Scientist is a critical role in the development of LUMICKS’s technology. The scientist will join our Research and Development department, in a role which will focus on driving expansion of our z-Movi assay portfolio through the execution of laboratory work. We are looking for a candidate experienced in protocol development with a strong desire to develop novel and robust experimental workflows targeting the field of immuno-oncology. A successful candidate will be a technically skilled, hands-on, immunology expert with a commitment to scientific excellence and the ability to work cross-functionally to execute complex projects and communicate efficiently with team members across several disciplines.
As an immunology application development scientist, you will be responsible for the development of novel z-Movi cell-based applications. You will establish and perform groundbreaking experiments at LUMICKS as well as in collaboration with the company’s strategic partners.

You will take ownership in the development of the z-Movi technology within the framework of immunology and immuno-oncology protocol development. You will work within the z-Movi R&D team to validate system performance and develop user workflows and protocols for z-Movi customers and the Sales team.

Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Are you a motivated, intelligent, creative and hardworking person that enjoys being apart of a young and highly-energic environment, then we are looking for you as our Regional Sales Team Manager, Single Molecule Technologies in our US Office. You will assume overall responsibility for the sales and pipeline growth of all LUMICKS’ single molecule research portfolio throughout the United States. Reporting directly to the Business Director and working in collaboration with our Business Development Manager, you will be responsible for growing and developing your sales team consisting out of account representatives and managers. You will drive sales strategy, pipeline growth, partnerships and opportunities forward in both industry (pharma, biotech) and academia through working with your team and leadership.

Location: US

Reporting directly to the Sales Director, the Sr. Sales Manager will assume overall responsibility for the sales of all LUMICKS products throughout the east coast. You drive sales opportunities forward in both industry (pharma, biotech) and academia while working with the Business Development team to create pipeline and teaming up with product managers to execute a successful global Sales and Marketing strategy.

LUMICKS has come to market as the supplier of instruments for dynamic single-molecule and cell research – a rapidly evolving niche in the fundamental biology research field. Our high-performance instruments allow for the investigation into the fundamental cause of disease and the potential for drug optimization. We offer the chance to be part of an important mission: To improve human health by unlocking dynamic single-molecule and cell analysis. With ever-increasing adoption of our technologies by leading institutes from all over the world, including Berkeley, Max-Planck, Rockefeller University and ShanghaiTech, LUMICKS is now expanding its team.

Location: US

LUMICKS is bringing novel tools for single-molecule biophysics and cell avidity to market, enabling scientific researchers across biology and medicine to unlock new types of experiments.

We produce z-Movi, a unique instrument that can directly measure the overall strength of the interaction between cells (“avidity”) and could have an enormous impact on research in immunology, paving the way for new therapies for cancer. In collaboration with end-users, we have developed a fast and intuitive workflow software that takes you from defining your parameters to viewing your data in no time.

We also build C-Trap, which can be used to “grab” a single molecule and apply precise mechanical forces to it. At the same time, one can visualize the molecule using highly-sensitive fluorescence microscopy. Our customers use it to watch DNA being copied by the molecular machinery of the cell, or observe molecular “engines” walking across the scaffolding structures of a human cell. LUMICKS systems are currently in use in opinion-leading labs across the globe, including Stanford, Johns Hopkins University, Tsinghua University, NIH, Max Planck Institute, TU Delft, and Imperial College London.

We’re an academic spin-off from a research group at VU University Amsterdam. We care deeply about providing our users with easy-to-use, reliable software that actively supports Open Data and Reproducible Science.

We use the following technologies. When applying, it is fine to be familiar with a subset of these:

C++17 (soon 20) for the core code, Qt5 (QML) for the UI and Python 3 for bindings. CMake builds everything and Conan manages the dependencies. Libraries we use include abseil, asio, caf (C++ actor framework), catch2, cereal, fmt, opencv, ranges-v3 and spdlog. Our Python bindings are implemented using pybind11.

Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

LUMICKS is looking for an Assistant Controller for our office in Amsterdam. You get the unique opportunity to be closely involved in the decision-making process of a rapidly growing international business. The Assistant Controller works closely together with the CFO and manages and supports in all aspects of finance, including financial analysis, accounting, treasury, tax and strategy. The Assistant Controller is an important player in the European team, reporting to the CFO and will provide financial analysis to management. This person will be the liaison between the different business units in Amsterdam and the US. To be successful you need to be technically strong, driven in delivering the best and most efficient results. You are innovative and can communicate complex accounting topics to all levels within the company.

Location: The Netherlands

Perks & Benefits

Autonomy, ownership & responsibility

Be the leader of your own projects, and own them like no other. Whether you’re developing software or business, you are responsible for your work and the direction it goes.

Growth opportunities

With new positions opening up weekly and the company still growing exponentially, there are lots of opportunities to broaden your skill set.

Flat organization & open culture

At LUMICKS engagement is key. We try to align everyone on our dreams and strategies to unlock single-molecule and single-cell research.

Are you curious about our culture?

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