Research Associate - Biophysics / Analytics



Technologiepark 73A Ghent Belgium

Function type

Research Associate


Research Associate/Lab technician – Biophysics/analytics                           

(Ghent, Belgium)


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 building a motivated and innovative team to realise the therapeutic potential of Pept-ins. The company has activities in Ghent and Leuven, Belgium. Job opportunity is for a vacancy at the facilities in Ghent. For more information please visit


The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s 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. The position is open for Aelin Tx’s new facilities in Ghent.


  • General support to R&D activities (including Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS); Fluorescence; UV-vis; Biochemistry techniques; Protein chemistry; plasma stability; mass spectrometry)

  • Compound handling/logging and preparation of stock solutions

  • LCMS and UPLC analysis

  • 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

Key skills

  • 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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