Principal Scientist assay development and formulation at Amarna Therapeutics

About Amarna Therapeutics:

Amarna Therapeutics, founded in 2008, is a Biotech company headquartered in Leiden, the Netherlands, with R&D facilities in the Netherlands and Spain. We developed the SVac viral gene delivery vector platform, the key to the success of the next stage gene and immunotherapies for treating todays’ major diseases. SVac is safe, highly efficient and non-immunogenic in humans and recombinant vector particles are cost effectively produced in our proprietary SuperVero producer cell-line. 

In order to further strengthen our process development group in our Leiden R&D facility, we are currently looking for a:

Principal Scientist assay development and formulation (m/f)

Job Description: 

We are looking for a motivated individual who enjoys working in a multidisciplinary team. In your role as Principal Scientist assay development and formulation you will play a pivotal role in our development programs. You will be responsible for the complete trajectory of assay and formulation development, including writing plans, managing the experimental work (contributing in the lab when needed), analyzing the data, reporting and transfer of the developed assays to contract manufacturing organizations


Phd in a relevant field and a minimum of 3 years of work experience in managing a (small) analytical team; Hands-on experience with molecular, immunological and virological assay techniques such as qPCR, TCID50 & ELISA and experience with formulation development are required. Experience with additional analytical techniques for biologicals and familiarity with quality systems such as GMP are considered advantageous.
The candidates fit for the job are accurate, flexible, display ownership, take initiative and have a strong team spirit. Very good knowledge of English, both verbally and in writing is required.

Our offer:

Amarna Therapeutics offers a pleasant and enthusiastic working environment. If you want to be part of a dynamic start-up biotechnology company and enjoy working together with co-workers in the development of a novel generation of gene and immunotherapies, then send your resume and motivation letter to: 

For more information on our company, please visit our website

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