(Senior) Research Associate VIB DS

(Senior) Research Associate VIB DS

VIB

Leuven, Belgium

Description

The current position is within the VIB Discovery Sciences (VIB DS) unit, a translational research team of around 20 scientists and technicians, with a strong industry background, and focusing on validation and translation of VIB scientific breakthroughs into drug discovery and agro product, diagnostics, and biomarker projects.

VIB DS is looking to recruit a creative and independent (Senior) Research Associate with relevant experience to strengthen its team in Leuven. You will be joining a high-performing multi-disciplinary team, contributing to translating novel scientific discoveries into early drug candidates and bringing your expertise to complement our capabilities.

Your job

  • Support the development and establishment of cell-based and biochemical assays to support the progression of different drug discovery projects;
  • Screen and characterize drug leads in said assays;
  • Implement novel methodologies and techniques;
  • Analyze and interpret experimental data, perform statistical analysis;
  • Communicate results internally and write experimental reports;
  • General support to the lab and maintenance of lab supplies and stocks.

Your Profile

  • You have a (professional) bachelor´s or master´s degree in biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, laboratory, or biomedical sciences;
  • Several years of experience are required. Experience in the industry is a plus, but not mandatory;
  • You have solid hands-on experience in cell culture (cell lines, primary cells; stable cell-line generation; co-cultures systems; transfection) as well as in cell-based assay development such as reporter assay proliferation, toxicity, binding, functional,...;
  • Ideally, you have experience in plate-based (high-content) imaging for screening purposes;
  • You have excellent organizational skills and can work in a team as well as independently;
  • You enjoy a dynamic and international environment;
  • A sense of humor is highly recommended;
  • You have good social and communication skills in spoken and written English;
  • Additional knowledge of some of the following technologies would be an asset:
    • FRET, BRET, HTRF & fluorescence polarization;
    • Flow cytometry;
    • ELISA or AlphaScreen;
    • Compound management;
    • Liquid handling Robot.
  • You can multi-task and meet timelines.

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