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Senior Scientist - Molecular Biology - Liège

Company

Our client is a growing and innovative biotech dedicated to developing a disruptive and integrated platform of biotherapeutic production. The company aims to produce biotherapeutics, particularly monoclonal antibodies, in a more cost-effective and scalable way than other current bioproduction methods, in order to increase the availability of these bioproducts and to take part in the “One health” challenge.

To strengthen their molecular biology team based in Liège, we are looking for a senior scientist.

As senior scientist, you will participate to the development of their robust and efficient gene editing strategy leading to recombinant protein expression.

Role

  • Ensure and manage subprojects in close collaboration with the molecular biology team and interact with embryology and downstream processing teams
  • Setup, execute and review experimental work and solve potential experimental troubleshoots
  • Accurate and detailed documentation of your experimental work
  • Responsible of a full product and process technical/scientific understanding
  • Manage risks and define mitigation plans and ensure rapid identification and resolution of problems
  • Timely report writing and reviewing as well as presentation of results
  • Identification of subcontractor and/or potential collaborator if needed
  • Participate actively to meeting with scientific teams, collaborators and/or partners
  • Contribute to the success of the overall project

Profile

Education

  • PhD in Biochemistry, Biology, Pharmacy, Chemistry or equivalent (Master with experience)

Experience

  • Experience in molecular biology including techniques for production of monoclonal antibodies is required
  • Previous experience in antibody sequencing and structure-function relationship regarding immunogenicity, half-life and delivery route is a strong asset
  • Laboratory Animal Science certification (FELASA) and experience with animal models is an asset
  • Hands-on experience with cell culture/cell-based assays including immunofluorescence, reporter assays and functional assays
  • Experience as project leader

Other qualifications and soft skills

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organization and coordination skills
  • Accountable and respect of deadlines
  • Autonomy and proactivity
  • Ability to set priorities and solution oriented and to adapt effectively to rapidly changing project strategies
  • Collaborative and teamwork mindset and ability to work in an interdisciplinary and international environment

Offer

  • A position allowing you to contribute to the development of their innovative biotherapeutic production platform
  • Work in an international and dynamic environment with continuous learning opportunities
  • Join a human sized company with respect and value of diversity and different opinions
  • Salary and benefits (including stock options) according to the level of expertise contribution in the production of monoclonal antibodies.
  • full-time position in Liège (Belgium), open as soon as possible.

Publication date

13.06.2022

Contact person

Leonard

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