Lab Technician Chemistry



Gaston Geenslaan 1 Leuven Belgium

Function type

Lab Technician


Job opportunity at Aelin Therapeutics

Aelin Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company pioneering peptide-based novel drug modalities to create a powerful first-in-class antibiotics and agents against high-value undruggable human targets. The technology, branded Pept-ins™, harnesses the power of protein aggregation to induce specific functional knockdown of a target protein. The Pept-in™ technology allows for the rational design of novel peptide-based therapeutics and differentiates itself from other therapeutic modalities through its unique mode of action, its designability and broad target space.

Aelin Therapeutics is now recruiting to build a motivated and innovative team to realise the therapeutic potential of Pept-ins. The company is located in Leuven, Belgium. For more information please visit


The ideal candidate will have a bachelor (or master) degree in chemistry or life sciences, and will have previous laboratory experience, ideally gathered in the R&D life science sector. Experience in working as a technician in biotechnology and/or drug discovery in the biopharmaceutical industry is highly desirable. The candidate will work with R&D scientists to support the R&D strategy.

The candidate should work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic and exciting small company environment.


 General support to R&D activities (including peptide synthesis, peptide purification through chromatography (HPLC), peptide analysis through mass spectrometry)

 Compound logging and preparation of stock solutions

 QC, record-keeping

 Present work summaries, document work for archival, write SOPs

 Together with the R&D scientists evaluate new procedures and techniques. Maintain procedure manuals and standard operating procedures to ensure compliance with overall R&D health and safety


 General R&D capabilities, understanding of chemistry and chemical structures of benefit

 Good computing skills in MS Office suite

 Ability to adapt and adjust to changing priorities, and to take on new tasks

 Motivated team player with the ability to efficiently manage their own work

 Excellent organisational skills, eye for detail and natural desire to keep things in order

 Excellent written and oral skills (including English)

Our offer

 A competitive salary and benefits package

 An entrepreneurial and stimulating working environment in an ambitious start-up biotech company

 Excellent career development opportunity, with exposure to all aspects of R&D in the company

Do you have the right qualifications, a bright mind, sharp instincts, collaborative spirit, and innovative vision and are you interested in joining our entrepreneurial team? Then forward a short motivation letter and your CV to

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