Biochemistry/Cell Biology Research Associate with Antibody Expertise



Gaston Geenslaan 1, 3001 Leuven, België

Function type

Research Associate


Are you ready to join our fight against cancer?

The team:

Montis is a young dynamic company based on cutting edge science that promises to deliver life-changing medicines to patients in desperate need. The team is building on mechanistic insights into the relationship between vascular dysfunction and immune suppression in tumors to discover new therapeutics for patients with advanced cancer. We are looking for exceptional scientists to join us as we continue to build out our research team.

The role:

Your tasks and responsibilities will entail:

  • Applying analytical protein technologies to validate the quality/purity of Montis protein targets;

  • Managing and/or performing the cloning and research scale production of proteins including antibodies

  • Coordination and/or performing characterization of Montis therapeutic antibody lead candidates in multiple assays including ELISAs, SPR based affinity and epitope mapping methods and cell-based binding (FACS) and functional in vitro assays

  • Support Antibody Discovery Selection & Screening Strategies together with project teams

  • Delivering results in a timely manner

  • Involved in multiple projects simultaneously


Your profile:

We are looking for a Research Associate preferably with the following knowledge and expertise:

  • MSc in Biochemistry or Cell Biology with a minimum of 3 years of experience after your MSc

  • Experience in a biotech/pharma environment

  • Expertise and experience in therapeutic Antibody Discovery/Development

  • Mammalian protein production & purification methods, ideally with antibodies;

  • State-of-the-art analytical biochemistry methods;

  • Experience with cell-based binding (FACS) and functional in vitro assays

  • Experience in mammalian cell culture and sterile techniques

  • Practical experience of SPR-based affinity measurements & Antibody epitope mapping methods.

  • Ideally expertise in immuno-oncology

  • Excellent communication and project management skills

  • Strong commitment and accountability for completion of projects in accordance with objectives and ability to work and thrive in a collaborative, cross-functional team-orientated environment

  • English (high fluency) – Dutch is an asset

Our offer:

We offer a competitive salary package and flexible working hours. Our talented team works in an inspiring area of Arenberg Bioscience Park (Gaston Geenslaan 1, 3001 Leuven) in a dedicated state-of-the-art facility. We believe in people development and team spirit!


Montis Biosciences develops novel immuno-oncology therapeutics targeting the intersection between vascular dysfunction and immune suppression to treat solid tumors. Based on the work of Profs. Peter Carmeliet and Massimiliano Mazzone, Montis created a unique target screening and assay platform to discover novel targets modulating interactions between tumor endothelial cells and perivascular macrophages. Montis is backed by leading life science investors Droia Ventures, Polaris Partners, ALSA Ventures and Pfizer Ventures. For more information, please see

When hiring new employees, we look for people who will fit in well with the collaborative, rigorous, and entrepreneurial spirit of our company.


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Please send in your application by September 6, 2021 at the latest.

For more information about the position, contact Andrea.Casazza: (Director Biology).

Looking forward to meeting you. The Montis Biosciences’ Team!

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