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Research Associate - Biotech - Liège

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About our client

Imcyse is a clinical-stage biotech company pioneering the development of a new class of active, specific immunotherapeutics known as ImotopesTM. Imcyse’s innovative technology platform is based on the discovery of modified synthetic peptides that induce specific CD4 T-cells able to eliminate the pathogenic immune cells causing autoimmune diseases.

Currently, a phase 2 clinical study is ongoing in type-1 diabetes and they are reaching completion of pre-clinical development in multiple sclerosis while projects in several other autoimmune diseases are at an earlier stage of development.

The company is a highly dynamic world-class team dedicated to utilizing our unique Imotope™ technology platform to improve the lives of patients suffering from these debilitating diseases.

Job Purpose

The Biomarkers and Translational Medicine Research Associate will play a significant role in the development of the company’s immunotherapeutics.

He/she will be responsible for running specific biomarker identification requiring good knowledge of techniques in different disciplines such as : Molecular Biology; Cell Biology; Immunology and other cutting-edge technologies (single cell RNA sequencing sample preparation).

Your responsibilities

  • Execute Biomarkers and Translational Medicine R&D Programs
  • Conducts experiments in order to produce reliable and precise data required by his/her Group Leader for the different R&D programs
  • He/she is responsible for the quality of his/her results in terms of reliability, timing and reporting in line with company policies
  • Collaborates to the development and improvement of his/her team methods and writes SOP’s and reports
  • Participates to the general functioning of the lab: ordering and maintaining stocks and resources
  • Reports to the Biomarkers and Translational Medicine head

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in the life sciences
  • 3 or more years of relevant R&D lab experience is an advantage
  • Molecular Biology techniques including mRNA extraction, cDNA synthesis and cloning, PCR, mutagenesis, protein expression and purification
  • Previous cell culture experience: handling and propagation of mice and/or human primary cells, including T cells
  • Molecular interaction study techniques: Elisa, Western blot, ligand binding assays
  • Excellent communication skills and are fluent in English and French (written and spoken)
  • Excellent attention to detail, organizational skills, proactive attitude and ability to work to deadlines.
  • Willing to learn a multitude of laboratory procedures and methods spanning both in vivo and vitro activities. Experience in all of the above methods and activities is not mandatory but preferable.
  • FELASA certificate is a nice to have
  • Multiplexing technologies is a nice to have
  • In vivo rodent is a nice to have

Our client’s offer

This position contributes to and supports the company’s research and development efforts to create high value therapeutics to address unmet medical needs.

We offer a permanent position in an innovating and dynamic company located near Liège and an attractive salary package in line with the position responsibilities and your experience.

Publication date

26.11.2021

Contact person

Caroline Franki

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