Immunology Application Development Scientist

Description

The Immunology Application Development Scientist is a critical role in the development of LUMICKS’s business and technology. The scientist will join our Immunology Workflow Development team, in a role which will focus on driving expansion of our z-Movi assay portfolio through development of novel strategic partnerships and execution of laboratory work. We are looking for a candidate experienced in assay development with a strong desire to develop novel and robust experimental workflows targeting the emerging field of onco-immunology. A successful candidate will be a technically-skilled, hands-on, product-oriented biology 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.

Dynamic Start-up Environment

We are a fast-growing spin-off with an informal culture, a lot of different nationalities and a strong focus on customer service and personal growth. You will get the freedom and responsibility in structuring and leading your own work and the opportunity to be involved in diverse projects.

High-Tech Company

Become part of a young and high-energy team of 50+ bright minds who are building new and truly game-changing high-tech products. Interested in how our instruments contribute to research? Check out various publications using our technology.

Perks & Benefits

LUMICKS provides competitive compensation and many opportunities to grow. We’ve got great coffee, great lunch, an awesome ping pong table and a vintage Gamecube.

True Impact

Whether you are looking to engage with fundamental science or with a company that makes an impact on society & healthcare, LUMICKS offers both. Our vision is to provide tools that enable life scientists to make groundbreaking discoveries in research and in drug development.

Requirements

  • Experience in absolute quantitative assay development;
  • Solid and broad foundation in quantitative experimental biology;
  • Ability to handle microfluidic systems and complex instrumentation;
  • Experience working with prototype level hardware and instrumentation;
  • Working knowledge of surface chemistry and surface preparation for analytical assays;
  • Prior hands-on experience with biophysical measurements (FACS, SPR, etc.).

And preferably:

  • Experience in quantitative image analysis of cells;
  • Experience with enzymatic assays;
  • Familiarity with separation techniques such as HPLC, capillary gel electrophoresis.

Qualifications

  • PhD degree in Immunology, Biophysics, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology

Competencies

  • Ability to thrive in a team-oriented and collaborative environment;
  • Strong communication skills (both written and oral);
  • Excellent documentation skills and attention to detail;
  • Exceptional time management.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with external parties to establish z-Movi as a novel technology in immunology and immunotherapy screening;
  • Establish and execute assays to test the performance of the z-Movi system as it develops;
  • Determine testing procedures for quantifying the z-Movi technology in coordination with the rest of R&D;
  • Run assays to quantify T cell avidity for internal and external collaborators in the Netherlands and abroad;
  • Explore, develop and optimize the z-Movi technology in combination with cell sorting techniques;
  • Modify and adapt existing assays to explore the biology and mechanisms of T cell adhesion and tumor recognition using the z-Movi platform;
  • Conduct, troubleshoot, and design experiments that drive decision making, both independently and in collaboration with colleagues to reach desired goals;
  • Communicate research and development findings with internal and external partners.

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