Field Application Scientist

Scientific Collaborations

Cell Avidity

Full-time position


We are looking for a motivated expert in the field of immuno-oncology with a drive to develop a scientific knowledge base for cellular immunotherapies. As Field Application Scientist you initiate collaborations with key opinion leaders operating in the field of immuno-oncology or immunotherapy – this involves applying scientific knowledge and expertise to identify critical scientific projects that will reveal and underscore the value of LUMICKS’ revolutionary z-Movi® Cell Avidity Analyzer to e.g., immunotherapeutic drug discovery and development for pharma and biotech companies.

You are a core member of the Business Development unit at LUMICKS. As such, you also establish excellent relationships with these potential users of LUMICKS technology, through outstanding communication skills on scientific and technical topics. This includes exploring relevant fields in immuno-oncology in which our technology can provide a significant impact. Hence, you connect easily to PhD and PI level researchers in fields such as immuno-oncology in particular, and immunology and infectious diseases in general, through a clear understanding of their technical and application needs and state-of-the-art experimental opportunities.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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What are my tasks & responsibilities?

  • Design and execute experiments to generate high-quality cell avidity data for diverse cellular immunotherapeutic drugs.
  • Identify and establish strategic collaborations in the field of immuno-oncology.
  • Improve current, or develop novel applications for the z-Movi®.
  • Critically interpret and analyze cell avidity data obtained with the z-Movi®.
  • Maintain a clear vision of immunotherapeutic innovations and exciting new developments in the field of immuno-oncology.
  • Present and display cell avidity data with high standards.
  • Present state-of-the-art studies at professional conferences, author articles for scientific journals and popular press, as well as present posters.
  • Support development of marketing materials including brochures, application notes, product datasheets, and poster or oral presentations.

What about my skills & competencies?

  • Typically, a PhD in biology or biomedical sciences with a focus in immunology, immunotherapy, bioengineering or a similar discipline.
  • Typically, 3-5 years of experience in a relevant research environment.
  • Extensive experience with biological applications and immunological techniques such as assay preparation, cell handling (primary effector cells), flow cytometry, and microscopy.
  • Is motivated to learn new advanced microscopy techniques unique to LUMICKS’ systems.
  • Ability to easily work in a team environment.
  • Adapts well to new environments in different settings.
  • Excellent, enthusiastic, clear communication skills with a diverse audience are critical.
  • Willingness to travel both within the continent as well as globally and possession of a valid passport.
  • Travel indication (depending on location): extensive 30-50%.



LUMICKS brings novel tools for single-molecule biophysics and cell avidity to market, enabling scientific researchers across biology and medicine to unlock new types of experiments. Our high-performance instruments are optimal to investigate the fundamental causes of disease and facilitate drug optimization. With the z-Movi® Cell Avidity Analyzer, researchers can directly measure the overall strength of intercellular interactions, known as cell avidity, between cells.  This new technology, which uses acoustic waves to separate cells, improves the investigation of previously unexplored avenues in basic and translational research. It offers a crucial parameter that highlights key immunotherapeutic properties, e.g., antigen presentation, antibody binding, vaccination, immunological synapses, and cell adhesion.

We offer you the chance to be part of an important mission: To improve human health by unlocking dynamic single-molecule and cell avidity analysis. With the ever-increasing adoption of our technologies by leading institutes from all over the world, including Stanford, Johns Hopkins University, Tsinghua University, NIH, and Imperial College London, LUMICKS is expanding its team.

Why Join?

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.

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