(Senior) Research Associate, Molecular Biology and NGS

(Senior) Research Associate, Molecular Biology and NGS


Neogene Therapeutics is a pre-clinical stage biotechnology company aiming to change the paradigm of treatment for solid cancers. Our mission is to provide cancer patients with T cell therapies targeting mutated proteins called neo-antigens, which are present on cancer cells as a consequence of DNA mutations. Neogene is developing novel technologies to enable the engineering of ‘designer T cells’ with neo-antigen specificities that display an optimized ability to seek and destroy cancer cells.

For our research facility located in Amsterdam, we are seeking a highly motivated individual with expertise in molecular biology and next-generation sequencing technologies to join our research team as a Research Associate. The individual will assume responsibilities for conducting experimental and pre-clinical work aiming to develop neo-antigen-based T cell therapies.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting experimental and pre-clinical projects in the area of molecular biology under supervision of senior research staff. Techniques involved include, but are not limited to, DNA/RNA isolations, cDNA synthesis, PCR amplification, NGS-library preparation, operation and maintenance of NGS-equipment, plasmid preparation and execution of various genotyping assays.
  • Documentation of experimental results in electronic laboratory journal and databases.
  • Presentation of obtained results in internal work-discussions.
  • Completion of tasks relating to laboratory operations under supervision of the Lab-manager. For example, receiving and storage of incoming shipments, aliquoting of reagents and database maintenance for cryogenic storage.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor or Masters in Biomedical Sciences or a related field with relevant experience. Candidates with relevant experience may be eligible for a position as a Senior Research Associate (at the company’s discretion).
  • Knowledge of and firsthand experience with NGS technologies, including the Illumina platform, and basic molecular biology techniques is required.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and ability to diligently execute experimental protocols
  • Excellent organizational skills, a strong sense of urgency and responsibility with regards to work duties and the ability to deliver results based on challenging timelines.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced growing company environment and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities.
  • We are seeking a person who is a self-motivated team player with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Candidates must be authorized to work in The Netherlands.

We offer the opportunity to join a highly dynamic biotech start-up. You can expect a collaborative environment created by a team with deep scientific expertise and an industrial track-record in T cell therapies. We value pro-active team-players who pursue their goals with dedication, endurance and a daring mindset. If you share our commitment to make a difference to patients in need, we can provide an exciting opportunity for your career.

If you are interested please submit your electronic application including cover letter and CV by XXXXXXX, 2020 to careers@neogene.com

No recruiters. No phone calls.