(Senior) Scientist - Mechelen

Job description

As (senior) scientist you will be part of a team that develops and runs in vitro cellular assays for target-based pharmacological and phenotypic assays, to functionally characterize small synthetic molecules coming out of our drug discovery programs.

-You contribute both technical and scientific expertise to one or more of our drug discovery projects
-You are responsible to design and validate and implement new functional cell based assays and/or assays in complex cellular systems based on readouts including proliferation, differentiation, cytotoxicity, activation, flow cytometry etc
-You generate robust and complete data sets to support key decisions on novel drug targets, assay performances or project deliverables
-You work independently and based on in-depth analysis of experimental results, you propose, plan and execute follow-up experiments
-You are able to independently solve scientific problems
-You strive to highest quality research, you have a critical mind-set towards own and published data
-You provide feedback and updates of your work and results to your line manager and the project teams -You generate new ideas or concepts based on literature and recent developments -You participate and /or present in internal and external meetings
-You contribute to scientific publications, patent authorship and grant or project proposals


You have a Ph.D.degree with 3-5 years relevant experience, or Master with 5-8 years relevant experience or professional working and thinking level or equal with 8-12 years experience

You have in-depth knowledge and experience with proven track record in cell biology.
You have a strong background knowledge in cellular assay development using state-of-the-art technologies
You have technical proficiency in (primary) cell culture techniques, cell- and/or image based assay development, primary cellular systems
You have the ability to work on multiple projects through intense collaboration, ability to adapt activities priorities to challenging deliverables
You have the ability to bring new ideas and have a strong creativity to tackle challenges issues
You are an excellent team player with objective driven mind-set
Excellent communication in English is a must