We are currently seeking a Scientist and Lab Manager to join the team

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The Scientist is responsible for parts of the day to day execution of one or more of the projects. This can involve projects in early stage target discovery up to late pre-clinical stage.  He/she is able to set and plan according to timelines and budgets and to define milestones and deliverables to monitor project progression. He/she is able to work and thrive in a dynamic environment. He/she will spend most time planning, executing, analysing and reporting on experimental findings. Scientists bring in the basis of biological and technical knowledge and eagerness to learn more.

Responsibilities and abilities

  • Independently plan and execute a research project
  • Perform wet lab experiments
  • Maintain contact with Contract Research Organizations (CRO’s) and monitor their work
  • Process literature to gain expertise in diverse disease-related processes
  • Generate regular reports on project progress
  • Develop novel assays for target discovery and development
  • Quickly absorb and apply existing technologies
  • Troubleshoot and improve techniques to streamline operations
  • Identify novel disease/indication opportunities

Qualifications and experience

  • PhD (or MD) in relevant subject such as Biology, Pharmacy or Chemistry
  • Basic knowledge and expertise in one or several of the following areas: immunology, biochemistry, cell biology, neuro-biology, small molecule screening, assay development, metabolomics/glycomics/lipidomics, or medicinal chemistry
  • Experience in Biotech/Pharma or related commercial environment is an advantage
  • Proven and career appropriate productivity as illustrated by first author publications in top-tiered international journals or patents

Personal qualities

  • Considerable tenacity, energy and drive, self-motivated and capable of setting his/her own targets
  • Broad interest and flexibility to work on diverse biological topics relevant to human disease
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, energy and enthusiasm
  • Team player with excellent command of English in written and spoken word
  • Attention for detail and high experimental and scientific standards
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to develop a clear work plan and deal with uncertainty
  • Affinity to work in a small start-up


Lab Manager

The successful candidate will be responsible for facilitating the smooth and safe day-to-day operations in the laboratories. In addition, he/she may provide support on specific drug target discovery and development programs.

Responsibilities and abilities

  • Keep track of laboratory inventory, purchasing (consumables, equipment) and contacts with sales reps
  • Compliance with GMO and health and safety regulations
  • Maintaining and improving the general organization of the laboratories and materials
  • Maintenance and servicing of equipment and infrastructure
  • Provide active project support
  • Provide instructions on proper laboratory practices and the use of material and equipment

Qualifications and experience

  • Technical insight and affinity with lab equipment
  • Highly organized and proactive individual with attention for detail
  • Flexible mindset and excellent social and communication skills
  • Minimal HBO (BSc) level of a biomedical education with >2 years of professional wet lab experience in academic or industry environment
  • Experience with tissue culture or molecular biology is preferred
  • Experience with GMO regulations or an Emergency Response Officer (BHV) certificate is advantageous


We offer (both roles)

  • Employment for 32-40 hours/week
  • A high pace, science-driven environment with the opportunity to be part of an enthusiastic team that together is building the company from the ground up
  • The possibility to contribute to the development of novel therapeutic products for patients
  • A competitive remuneration package, including sharing in the success of the company, and attention for personal development

Application procedure

If one of the above profiles raised your interest, please send your CV and cover letter to jobs@scenicbiotech.com. Do not forget to mention for which opening you are applying.