(Senior) Research Associate Discovery - Lead Characterisation – Functional Profiling Unit (FPU)



Technologiepark 21 Zwijnaarde Belgium

Function type

Laboratory and Process Development Technical Professional


(Senior) Research Associate Discovery - Lead Characterisation – Functional Profiling Unit (FPU)

The Functional Profiling Unit (FPU) within the Discovery department is looking for (Senior) Research Associates to help in the characterisation and understanding of the function of Nanobody® lead drug candidates for various therapeutic applications.

You will be working on multiple projects as a member of the FPU technical expert team.

Your job will include one or more of following responsibilities depending on the skill team that you will join:

  • You will use mammalian cell culture technologies including cell line generation, maintenance & quality control of cell lines (expression of target antigen, …);

  • You will develop/perform (primary) cell-based assays (e.g. cell proliferation, ligand binding, cell signalling);

  • You perform flow cytometry experiments and use other technologies such as xCELLigence and IncuCyte.

Generic responsibilities

  • You will be involved in data analysis and prepare written reports of your results;

  • You will communicate results and observations to the team;

  • You will actively contribute to project-oriented teams.


  • Degree of Master in Biotechnology / Biomedical sciences or equivalent;

  • Solid analytical and problem solving skills;

  • A pro-active approach and high sense for quality, accuracy and detail;

  • A team-oriented attitude, flexibility, enthusiasm and ability to work independently;

  • Ability to report and discuss experimental design and data in English;

  • Experience in one or more of the above mentioned responsibilities is an asset.

The CV of the applicant needs to be in English, and should include a paragraph specifying the technical expertise.

As a standard, a temporary contract (12 months) will be offered to junior candidates. This is with the intention of converting to a permanent contact after a year.

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