Senior Director preclinical developement

at LAVA Therapeutics B.V. (view profile)
Location 's Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Date Posted March 30, 2017
Category Expat
Job Type Full-time


LAVA Therapeutics searches a new team member:

Senior Director preclinical development


The position

As senior director preclinical development you will be responsible for profiling the company’s lead compounds in pharmacodynamics and safety models and, depending on your profile, additional responsibilities may be added. You will be responsible for outsourcing and managing these studies in external collaboration networks. Budget, time and quality need to be monitored to ensure that the goals of the company are met.  You will work together with external partners responsible for executing most of the work and will review and report scientific results in regulatory documents and product development reports.


We are searching for candidates with a proven knowledge in oncology and or immunology. A thorough understanding of the mechanisms involved in cancer development is a definite plus. In addition to a solid scientific background the candidate must have experience in pharmaceutical product development. This should be exemplified by hands-on experience in preclinical projects in an industry environment. We are seeking a self-motivated, energetic and detail-oriented scientific professional with evident affinity for project management of external suppliers.



  • Sc. or PhD in biological, biotechnology or medical sciences
  • Experience in immunology and/or oncology
  • Industry experience: ~5-15 years
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with a diverse group of scientific professionals
  • Must be able to work on multiple simultaneous tasks with limited supervision



  • Full time position, flexibility in the initial year regarding number of days
  • Permanent position after one year temporary contract
  • Salary and benefits according to biotech industry standards



We are a recently founded start-up biotech company active in the field of immuno-oncology, employing a next generation immune cell engaging technology.

The company has its basis in inventions made at the VUmc, Amsterdam, one of The Netherlands leading academic medical centers. We aim to develop innovative and cost-effective antibody therapies by introducing multiple functionalities in our investigational drugs. The company is based in ‘s Hertogenbosch, in The Netherlands.

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