Scientist Vector Development

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

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Job ref: 10630
Published: about 1 month ago
Major Duties, Accountabilities, And Responsibilities
  • Independently designs, sets up and executes scientific projects in the area of Vector Development & characterization. Including the writing, reviewing and approving plans for project & process descriptions as well as experimental protocols
  • Brings up his/her ideas regarding the line of research and, upon mutual agreement, implements the new ideas and concepts, disseminates and reports the results
  • Provides scientific support to the rest of the VD team and other departments within uniQure. Functions as an AAV vector SME in the company in supporting IP filing and scientific publishing.
  • Performs lab-based work as well as general scientific and support activities
  • Is able to set up a Scientific project plan with clear priorities and timelines in line with company strategies. Adheres to these timelines and priorities but is able to adapt when priorities may change
  • Is quality orientated (detail and data critical) and he/she evaluates his/her own behavior and corrects him/herself if needed. He/she is proactive and proposes ways to improve quality and throughput
  • Efficiently disseminates scientific and other data to multiple internal stakeholders
  • Writes data reports and peer reviewed materials for internal and external purposes

Qualifications & Core Competencies
  • Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Molecular Virology, Biotechnology, Bioengineering, and/or structural biology. Productive doctoral training is expected and can be reflected through expertise-related publication record
  • Possesses minimum 2 years of post-PhD work experience.
  • Prior experience or strong interest in virology and bioinformatics is a plus
  • Strong hands-on experience in various molecular biology techniques
  • Able to act in a fast changing and demanding environment, willing and able to demonstrate a hands-on attitude and the delivery and execution of pragmatic and solution driven approaches
  • Eye for, and attention to, detail with an overview and planning vision
  • Strong team orientation and collaborative mind set
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and writing), fluent in English.
  • Experience in Stakeholder Management
    • Pro-active attitude, flexible and professional