Associate Scientist - Target Validation

Location Amsterdam, Netherlands
Discipline: Biotechnology
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Ramon Sena

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Job ref: 10418
Published: about 2 months ago

Responsibilities and abilities
• Independently plan and execute a defined research project;
• You generate scientific data through performing wet-lab experiments and leveraging Contract Research Organizations (CROs);
• Independently able to iterate through hypotheses generation on biological mechanisms, experimental design to (dis)-prove these and analyze results in larger biological context;
• You maintain contact with CROs and monitor and manage their work;
• Function as the internal subject matter expert on the disease/research area(s) that you are working on, pro-actively seeking, collating and archiving relevant information;
• You process literature efficiently to rapidly gain expertise in relevant disease-related processes;
• Generate regular reports on project progress and regularly present at internal science meetings;
• You develop and evaluate novel disease models and/or assays for target validation.

Qualifications and experience
• PhD in medical biology, biology or a similar field and with 3+ years postdoctoral experience in a biomedical research environment;
• Experience with in vivo models, preferably in the rare or metabolic diseases field;
• Broad understanding of cellular disease mechanisms;
• Advanced knowledge and research expertise in lysosomal, mitochondrial, or other metabolic disorders is an advantage;
• Proven record of scientific creativity, the ability to come up with new ideas and look beyond the limitation of whatever field previously worked in;
• Experience in Biotech/Pharma or related commercial environment is an advantage;
• Experience with the management of collaborations or outsourcing of research activities;
• Strong academic track record exemplified by high-impact publications in a relevant field.

Personal qualities
• Considerable tenacity, energy and drive, self-motivated and capable of setting your own targets;
• Able to work and thrive in a dynamic environment;
• Team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills with great command of English, both written and spoken. Dutch not required;
• Attention for detail and high experimental and scientific standards;
• Excellent time management skills;
• Ability to develop a clear work plan and deal with uncertainty and pressure;
• Affinity to work in a small start-up.