Search and Evaluation Scientist - Drug Discovery



Gaston Geenslaan 2 2, Leuven Heverlee, Belgium


CISTIM, a CD3 partner,  is a small molecule drug discovery centre, and currently looking for a:




The  candidate  

  • is responsible to source innovative early-stage projects for drug discovery in the field of small molecules or biologics, mainly from academic research groups and start-ups.

  • will be involved in the identification, analysis, in-depth evaluation, intake and initial follow-up of new projects that enter the drug discovery pipeline.

  • identifies opportunities for potential new drug discovery projects and builds partnerships with academic research around such projects

  • has a high degree of scientific and drug discovery insight as well as a deal-making mindset.

  • works directly with the Director of Drug Discovery (Biology), in close collaboration with the Director of Business Development.



  • You hold a PhD degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Medicine, Biomedical Sciences, Bio-engineering, Pharmacy or equivalent; in addition, you have productive post-doc experience, illustrated by high-quality publications

  • You have a broad knowledge of biomedicine and pharmacology (preferably in the fields of metabolic or cardiovascular disease, fibrosis, or inflammation) and are able to critically evaluate new project opportunities. Ideally, you have experience in small-molecule drug discovery.

  • You are a team player who can operate independently with attention to quality and details and at the same time be outgoing and a strong networker;

  • You have an interest in the business and legal aspects of drug discovery and development;

  • You are an ambitious, hard and diligent worker willing to take responsibility and learn fast;

  • You are pro-active, well-organized, goal-oriented and can handle deadlines and pressure while taking responsibility for multiple projects at the same time;

  • You are communicative, diplomatic and fluent in  English (oral and written);


Offer :

Employment contract of unlimited duration.

Competitive compensation package.


Send your application before 27 June to :


CISTIM Leuven Vzw

Wetenschapspark Arenberg

Bioincubator 2

Gaston Geenslaan 2

3001 Leuven - Belgium


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