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(Sr) Scientist Oncology

  • Location:

    Leiden, Netherlands

  • Contact:

    Nicol Heijtbrink

  • Job type:

    Temp to Perm

  • Contact phone:

    +31 (0)20 406 9750

  • Industry:

    Life Sciences, Biotechnology

  • Contact email:

For a young company working on cutting edge molecular technologies we are looking for an experienced (Sr) Scientist with a background in Oncology / Molecular Biology / Cell Biology.                                                   

Job description

Our client is a growing biotechnology company that focuses on the development of medicines against incurable diseases. The company has a strong research focus, with more than 80% of employees working in or around the laboratories. For a collaborative project aimed at targeting stress-response pathways in oncology we are looking for an experienced (Sr) Scientist, long term possibilities an follow up projects are anticipated.


  • Managing lab facilities and tech transfer of developed SOP's;

  • Design, Planning and (hands-on) performing of cell culture experiments in collaboration with a project manager and technician;

  • Project coordination of  internal workflow and externally with with academic collaborations and CRO services;

  • Study coordination of  biological experiments and compound chemistry (external);


  • Phd + min 5 years of Post-doctoral experience in biomedical sciences, molecular biology or cell biology with a focus on oncology;

  • Extensive experience with cell culture (2D and 3D) with various cellular  assays (e.g. viability, TCID50, etc.);

  • Experience with project management & CRO contact / outsourcing is an advantage;

  • You are eager to learn, self-motivated and a true team player;

  • You show enthusiasm  to be part of this novel project and are motivated to work in a multifunctional and international context;

  • Structured and highly organized person able to independently perform and report experiments in a result-oriented manner and with a pro-active attitude;

  • Fluent in English or Dutch, both is preferred;

  • Valid Dutch work permit is a must;


  • Contract: Initially 7 months via Oxford Global Resources, realistic long term perspective;

  • Salary indication: from €3800 - €5700 gross monthly based on education / experience;

  • Holidays: 25;

  • Working hours: 40 hours per week (part-time can be discussed);

  • Location: Leiden.

Vacaturenummer: 15556