Laboratory Technician / Scientific Collaborator in Protein Biochemistry



Brussels, Belgium


The Structural and Molecular Microbiology research group, affiliated with the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the Flemish Institute for Biotechnology (VIB), is seeking a motivated and detail-oriented laboratory technician / scientific collaborator to support protein biochemical research. The candidate will be involved in academic and industrial research projects related to the use of protein nanofibers in biological textile materials.


  • Cultivation of bacterial cultures for recombinant protein production
  • Purification of proteins
  • Characterization of proteins and protein nanofibers through SDS-PAGE, Western blot, electron microscopy, and DLS
  • Contribution to the support of practical work related to protein production and purification


  • You have a Bachelor's degree in Laboratory Technology / Master's degree in Bioengineering or Molecular Biology
  • You take pride and satisfaction in accurate, neat, and efficient work
  • You are a strong team player with effective communication and reporting skills
  • Experience in protein biochemistry is a plus, but recent graduates in laboratory technology can receive additional training.

We offer

  • A full-time position in a stimulating international research environment
  • Salary commensurate with experience and responsibilities of the function, and extra benefits
  • The position is available immediately and is initially for a minimum period of 2 years, with the possibility of extension for an additional 2 years.

How to apply?

Applications must be submitted online via the VIB application tool by March 15th, 2024.

Be sure to include your CV and motivation letter. 

More information about the position can be obtained via email or phone after making an appointment: