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Principal Scientist – High Content Imaging - Belgium  

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Posted on : 15 April 2017

Project Description

  • We embrace research and science - bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people.  
  • Employees of our  Family of Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world. 
  • Our company is one of the most innovative pharmaceutical companies in the world. 
  • Our research and development center develops products for a wide range of disease areas, such as mental disorders, neurological problems, infectious diseases, immunological disorders, cancer, and cardiovascular and metabolic conditions. 
  • The Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology Department in the Lead Discovery Group is a critical part of the Discovery Sciences (DS) organization in company R&D, and is committed to the delivery of high quality chemical leads needed for the generation of small molecule clinical compounds in all five Therapeutic Area discovery teams. 
  • Building on a strong legacy of success, we are currently seeking an outstanding individual to join our team as Principal Scientist in Cellular Pharmacology Group. 
  • We are looking for an individual who is an expert in design and execution of cellular high-content imaging experiments and cellular assays for the identification and characterization of small molecules throughout the drug discovery pipeline with at least 5-8 years of drug discovery experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry setting. 
  • The candidate will be responsible for leading and overseeing internal and external projects focused on high content imaging in several therapeutic areas (Immunology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Neuroscience, and Cardiovascular & Metabolic Diseases). 
  • This individual is expected to be a critical member of the Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Group in Belgium, and will be responsible for formulating and executing innovative scientific approaches using state-of-the art technology. This role lends itself to very attractive future growth opportunities.

  • A PhD in cell biology with a post- doctoral experience.  
  • At least 5-8 years of drug discovery experience with a record of important contributions to development of novel clinical candidates. 
  • Recognized scientific expert in high content imaging and cell biology. Strong record of external publications and presentations. 
  • Knowledge and application of advanced cellular models (e.g. 3D cultures, primary cells, iPSC etc.).  
  • Working knowledge in multiparametric data generation and analysis. 
  • Experience in working within and leading matrix teams is required. 
  • Strong communications skills are required. 
  • Experience as an effective line manager of cell biology lab scientists. Strong capabilities to teach and mentor lab scientists. 
  • Record of success in working effectively with external research organizations, including academic institutions, contract research organizations, and/or public-private consortia. 
  • Outstanding written and oral presentation capabilities.

  • Experience as a drug discovery program team leader. 
  • Expertise in one or more of the following therapeutic areas: Immunology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Neuroscience, and Cardiovascular & Metabolic Diseases.