Bioanalytical Scientist / Assay Developer Bioanalysis

Bioanalytical Scientist / Assay Developer Bioanalysis

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12 Jul yesterday Amsterdam

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Job description

Are you a pro-active assay developer who enjoys tackling new and difficult assays? Do you enjoy working in the lab? Then please read on and apply for this exciting role!

Your daily work
The role on offer demands a scientifically sound background as well as a keen interest for performing experiments in the lab. Your daily work will be lab-based and consist of setting up new assays or adjusting existing assays to the needs of our clients. You will work closely with technicians and scientists to develop and qualify assays for (non)-clinical trials and routine diagnostics. You will also be a conveyer of knowledge as you will be responsible for transferring the newly set-up assays to routine technicians. Writing necessary documentation and ensuring compliance with regulations will also be part of your daily activities. 
Where you will work
Sanquin is a large not-for-profit company with nearly 3,000 committed employees dedicated to their profession who, together with blood donors, ensure to give patients a better life. Sanquin Diagnostic Services is a for-profit part of Sanquin and works in close collaboration with Sanquin Research. Any profit made by the for-profit parts of Sanquin feed into the not-for-profit Sanquin Research, which hosts academics. Sanquin Diagnostics Services provides advice and diagnostic services in the context of transfusion medicine, blood-transferable infections, immunopathology, coagulation and haematology. We perform highly specialised laboratory for hospitals, blood banks and midwiferies but notably also for pharmaceutical- and biotech companies. Sanquin Diagnostic Services is now in transition from mainly providing diagnostics for hospitals towards more contract research for pharma and biotech companies. 
Sanquin is a knowledge centre. We communicate with customers at a high level about the technical aspects of our bioanalytical services. Our laboratories are ISO15189 certified and we work according to GCLP and GMP.
Sanquin is currently expanding their supporting role in pharma and biotech-led studies. The IPH lab offers tailor-made assays in the (pre-)clinical stage of therapeutic development and clinical testing. The IPH lab also drives its own clinical support in close-collaboration with Key Opinion Leaders in the clinic.
Click here to learn more about the Research & Laboratory discipline at Sanquin. 


Sanquin Blood Supply Foundation (Sanquin)


Your profile

  • A PhD in biomedical -, biopharmaceutical sciences or related sciences.
  • Experience with large protein and enzyme assays development (ELISA, flow cytometry, immunofluorescence).
  • Ability to work on and plan multiple projects at the same time and adhere to tight deadlines.
  • Scientifically astute and pragmatic.
  • Experience in GxP and regulatory (EMA/FDA) requirements is a plus.
  • Good command of written and spoken English.
  • Command of Dutch or willingness to learn Dutch (Dutch is the working language in the lab).
  • Ability to work independently as well as being a team player.

Conditions of employment

What we offer
Challenging projects in a multi-disciplinary and enthusiastic team; 
We offer a great opportunity to work at this unique organisation on challenging projects in a multi-disciplinary and enthusiastic team. The combination of having a societal function and operating in a commercial market is a very interesting challenge.
In addition, we offer the following terms of employment:

  • terms of employment and salary (scale FWG 55 €2,737 - €4,026 depending on experience) in accordance with the Sanquin Collective Labour Agreement;
  • 8.33% end-of-year bonus, i.e. a thirteenth month in case of full-year employment;
  • 8.33% holiday pay;
  • 201 hours of leave with full-time employment (36 hours);
  • € 2,000 development budget every 3 years for your professional ambitions in your current of future position;
  • compensation for travel expenses;
  • collective agreements with various insurers;
  • pension plan with Pensioenfonds Zorg & Welzijn (PFZW), we contribute 55%;
  • a multiple-choice system that enables employees to select their own preferred terms of employment;
  • Good accessibility by public transport and private parking.



Sanquin is responsible for safe and efficient blood supply in the Netherlands on a not-for-profit basis. Sanquin also develops and produces pharmaceutical products, conducts high-quality scientific research, and develops and performs a multitude of diagnostic services.


  • Research, development, innovation; Technical and laboratory; Patient care: other
  • Natural sciences; Health; Engineering
  • max. 36 hours per week
  • €2737—€4026 per month
  • Doctorate
  • AT 6170


Sanquin Blood Supply Foundation (Sanquin)

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