Lab Supervisor



Generaal de Wittelaan 11B Mechelen Belgium

Function type

R&D - Lab operations


About Biocartis

Biocartis is an innovative molecular diagnostics company committed to revolutionize molecular testing with its unique proprietary IdyllaTM platform. We provide next generation diagnostic solutions aimed at improving clinical practice for the benefit of patients, clinicians, payers and the healthcare industry, with a focus on oncology.
Biocartis’ proprietary molecular diagnostics (MDx) IdyllaTM platform is a fully automated sample-to-result, real-time PCR system that offers accurate, highly reliable molecular information from virtually any biological sample, in virtually any setting, allowing fast and effective treatment selection and treatment progress monitoring.
Biocartis employs over 450 people and is headquartered in Mechelen, Belgium.

Lab Supervisor

The Lab Supervisor closely assists the Technical Lead with the technical delivery of the project and leads and coaches a sub-team of the Mechelen R&D Lab resources.


  • Is able to plan, prepare, perform and report complex scientific experiments or sets of experiments independently

  • Can help in determining the methodology and way of implementing the experiments and has insight in the main objectives of these experiments.  Make recommendations for the design and follow up of scientific experiments.

  • Finds solutions to any (unexpected) problem in a creative and scientifically sound way and continuously assesses way of working in relation to operational efficiency and project lead times.

  • Collects and analysis data and prepares appropriate summaries.  Prepares and writes reports and other documents that record and analyses data or results and presents data at departmental and other internal meetings.

  • Closely assists the Technical Lead with the organisation and prioritisation of workload in order to meet project goals, independently leads specific work package and/or small side-projects and acts as a back-up for the Technical Lead in his/her absence.

  • Keeps abreast with scientific developments related to own project and field.

  • Shares his/her expertise with others.

  • Leads a sub-team of lab resources (5-8 people) and is responsible for coaching, competence management and performance management within this sub-team.

  • Supports the Lab Operations Manager in planning and organising the overall lab competencies.

  • Defines processes and organises meetings to support functioning of his/her sub-team of lab resources including top-down and bottom-up communication.

  • Takes responsibility in general lab coordination.

  • Follows policies, SOPs and other applicable guidelines.

Profile requirements

  • Bachelor or Master in Sciences or equivalent by training/experience

  • A Master with minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience (strongly regulated Industrial lab setting) OR a Bachelor with minimum 8 years of relevant professional experience within a strongly regulated lab setting performing progressively advanced duties

  • Well-developed people management skills (at least 3 years of experience in a coordinating/people management role)

  • Thorough understanding of the technology relevant to the project and technical/scientific field

  • Works very independently

  • Can adapt methods by him/herself

  • Good communication & organisation skills

  • Good time management skills (assists with the organisation and prioritisation of project workload)

  • Result oriented

  • Problem solving mindset

  • Analytical thinker

  • Scientific integrity and eager to learn/assimilate novel concepts

  • Excellent documentation skills

  • Dynamic personality, a true team player and good interpersonal skills

  • Able to work under pressure and have a flexible approach

  • Resilient

  • Accountable

  • Experience in change management in the context of teamwork is a strong plus

  • Language skills : Advanced knowledge, orally and in writing of English

  • PC skills : MS Office, knowledge of relevant software tools (e.g. data analysis)

 Our offering

We offer you a challenging job in an exciting environment, working for top entrepreneurs in the biotech industry. You can be part of a very dynamic, young and growing team in a highly innovative environment. You will have freedom to shape your work and shape your job. Your input is highly appreciated. Of course we offer you a fitting compensation package.

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