Laboratory Manager for R&D and TCR discovery facilities for T-cell therapy product.

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Amsterdam, Netherlands
Salary range €55K-65K going up for an exceptional candidate
20 May 2021
19 Jun 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

Opportunity to join an extremely exciting and highly dynamic biotech cell therapy company!

We are seeking a highly motivated individual for the role of Laboratory Manager for R&D and TCR discovery facilities located in Amsterdam.

This position will provide operational, technical, and administrative support through the management, planning, and allocation of resources.

Reporting to the Vice President of R&D and the Director of the personalized TCR discovery team, this individual will assume responsibility for managing laboratory operations on a day-to-day basis.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

•         Manage inventory, storage, restocking and usage of products using a cloud-based electronic laboratory notebook, guaranteeing resource availability and stock traceability in line with approved budgets.

•         Execute purchase orders using a designated procurement software, as well as evaluate and provide purchasing recommendations for laboratory reagents and supplies.

•         Alliance management with key suppliers, including initial contract discussions

•         Managing compliance of laboratory work in a formal quality management setting with applicable regulations set by appropriate accredited agencies, e.g. for genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and laboratory safety

•         Support management and maintenance of inventory storage including cryogenic storage, usage of cell lines and clinical samples

•         Assist with developing and implementing new laboratory procedures and quality systems.

•         Run routine operational checks and/or calibrations on instruments, and schedule regular laboratory equipment maintenance services by vendors, ensuring thorough record-keeping of repairs and maintenance documentation.

•         Support laboratory setup and provide training during onboarding of new hires.

•         Other duties as assigned


•         Bachelor or Master’s in Biomedical Sciences or a related field with at least 5 years of relevant experience, including at least 3 years of experience in managing laboratory operations including clinical laboratory operations. Industry experience is preferred.

•         Knowledge of Dutch regulation on GMOs and laboratory safety is a must.

•         Candidates with experience of working within a formal quality management system is a strong plus

•         Working experience in cell culture, flow cytometry, DNA/RNA sequencing, PCR and/or other molecular biology techniques is a strong plus.

•         Experience of working in a regulated environment (e.g., cGMP or ISO 13485 production environment, ISO 15189 laboratory standards) is a plus

•         Comfortable with electronic document management systems and authoring tools.

•         Strong verbal and written communication skills in English and Dutch.

•         Analytical and critical thinking, facilitating troubleshooting, decision making, and issue resolution.

•         Ability to manage and motivate a team in the context of laboratory operations duties. We are seeking a person who will lead the team by example and is a self-motivated team player with strong interpersonal skills.

•         Candidates must be authorized to work in The Netherlands.

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