Research Scientist

About the company

SentryX is a spin-off of the UMC Utrecht and develops a local non-opioid solution for pain after musculoskeletal surgery. We are a young and dynamic start up consisting of a small team of 12 people and are growing fast. We are looking for a skilled Research Scientist to help us in the lab in developing our exciting new product. Have you always wanted to work for a dynamic startup? You might be the person we are looking for!

About the position

As Research Scientist, you are the hero in our lab who develops analytical methods and delivers solid evidence to ensure that our invention quickly finds its way to the patient. You work to turn conceptual products into actual formulations and think of new concepts to expand our product portfolio. You are experienced with a variety of analytical instrumentation such as HPLC, TLC, UV, mass spectrometry and electrophoresis and like to train new talents.
After joining an enthousiastic team of specialists, you will be helping us by performing experiments to characterize our lead product, find working formulations for our early stage products and develop analytical methods that will be used for QC testing.

About you

You are an enthusiastic person that enjoys working on a wide variety of topics. You enjoy standing in the lab running experiments and are able to MacGyver whatever you need to get the job done. You are curious, structured, precise and committed to creating solid data that we can use to get our product to the market.
You have a PhD in (polymer) chemistry or material science and (research) experience in medical, pharmaceutical or related areas. You have knowledge of analytical chemistry and preferably of (bio)polymers, and like to work in a team full of enthusiastic people.
Professional proficiency in English is required for this position.

Do you like working on a game-changer in post operative pain treatment, or like more information about this vacancy? Send an email to

We offer

  • Good salary
  • Flexible hours
  • Team spirit
  • Challenge
  • Medical/ Society impact
  • Learning and personal growth
  • Bureaucracy
  • Boring