senior research associate analytical science (yacht life sciences) in utrecht

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Yacht Life Sciences has a vacancy for a Senior Research Associate Analytical Science.

As a Senior Research Associate, you will be part of the Analytical Science team in the Protein Production and Chemistry department, responsible for analytical innovation, assay development and in-depth protein characterization of proteins generated. This team provides versatile and advanced analytical support with state-of-the-art equipment in all phases of drug development.

Key Accountabilities of the Senior Research Associate Analytical Science:
  • With your up-to-date knowledge of, and broad experience with analytical techniques you perform mass spectrometry-based analysis of proteins and peptides, including identification, characterization and quantification, to support research, drug discovery and particularly antibody development programs.
  • The scope of analysis ranges from in-depth analysis of individual proteins and antibodies, to quantitative proteomics studies. Additionally, responsibilities include instrument maintenance.  
  • You are also expected to interact closely with colleagues working in the areas of protein expression/purification, biochemistry and cell biology.
  • You document scientific results in reports for product development, publications, patents and documents related to regulatory filings.
  • You proactively look for ways to increase efficiency and optimize work processes.

Direct and full-time contract at our client.


You have relevant experience and are highly motivated to perform experiments in the field of analytical sciences. You are focused on achieving goals that are important for the team and our organization. You take initiative, enjoy working in a team, and inspire others with your enthusiasm.

Moreover, as a Senior Research Associate Analytical Science you meet the following professional requirements:
  • You have completed a MSc with at least 3 years of hands-on work experience, or alternatively a BSc with at least 5 years’ experience in mass spectrometry or other allied disciplines. (a PhD background will not be considered for this position)
  • Work experience in a biotechnology company is highly preferred
  • A successful candidate will be a self-motivated individual who is well versed in both instrumentation and application of LC/MS/MS systems, protein chemistry, chromatography, and peptide MS/MS data analysis. 
  • You are interested in late stage analytical characterization of antibody products and can produce high quality analytical characterization reports to support regulatory filings.
  • You can run several experiments in parallel, adjusting priorities appropriately together with the team. 
  • You are a flexible team player and are motivated by high quality results.
  • You have good verbal and written communication skills in English.