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Kiadis Pharma manufactures personalized cell-based medicinal products for the treatment of blood cancers and inherited blood disorders. Essentially, its ATMPs consist of donor T-cells that are able to fight infections, but do no longer attack cells of the patients.

We are looking for an experienced senior scientist for the Analytical Development and Quality Control department with an education in cell biology, immunology or related fields.

The ideal candidate has a PhD and hands-on experience with flow cytometry. At least 3 years industry experience in assay development and assay validation under GMP is a must. Experience in working with primary cells as well as immunological techniques is required, as is experience with the statistical evaluation of assay performance using appropriate software, e.g. JMP, SPSS, Minitab or equivalent.

The senior scientist will guide efforts to optimize and validate cell-based assays for release purposes under GMP. This will require knowledge of analytical guidelines and relevant GMP regulations. He/she will be involved in method transfers, general laboratory qualifications like IOPQs, and will make use of statistical approaches such as DOEs to improve method robustness.

The candidate is a good team player with strong communication skills, is used to working in a matrix organization and is quality-driven.

You will be joining a team of scientists and technicians working on the development of personalized cell based-medicinal products. The lab team is located at the Amsterdam Science Park.

Kiadis Pharma is a public clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on research, development and future commercialization of innovative cell-based immunotherapy products that provide for a safer and more efficacious treatment of blood cancers and inherited blood disorders, improving survival and quality of life and addressing significant unmet medical needs.


  • PhD in immunology, cell biology or equivalent.
  • >3 years of experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry.
  • Experience with bioassay development and validation under GMP.
  • Hands-on experience with statistical evaluation of assay performance and validation data as well as method development using DOE.
  • Expertise in flow cytometry is a pre.
  • Experience in people management.

For further information, please contact Jeroen Elderhorst, HR Manager, by phone at +31 (0)20 3140 250. You can e-mail your motivation letter and resume to HR@kiadis.com.