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Research Associate Discovery - Lead Characterisation - TEMP 1y - Belgium  

Ablynx (company)


Posted on : 28 June 2017

Project Description

  • The Lead Characterization Unit within the Discovery department is looking for Research Associates to help in the generation of research tools and / or the screening, characterization and understanding of the function of Nanobody lead drug candidates for various therapeutic applications.
  • You will be working on multiple projects as a member of one of 2 skill teams: Biochemical Screening or Cell Based Solutions.

Your job will include one or more of following responsibilities depending on the skill team that you will join:
  • You will use mammalian cell culture technologies including cell line generation, maintenance & quality control of cell lines (expression of target antigen,) 
  • You perform flow cytometry experiments 
  • You perform cell-based assays (e.g. cell proliferation, ligand binding, cell signaling) 
  • You perform biochemical assays such ELISA, AlphaScreen, SPR and BLI 

Generic responsibilities:
  • You will be involved in data analysis and prepare written reports of your results 
  • You will communicate results and observations to the team 
  • You will actively contribute to project-oriented teams 

  • Degree of Laboratory Technician (A1), Industrial Engineer, Bachelor or Master in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology or equivalent 
  • Solid analytical and problem solving skills 
  • A pro-active approach and high sense for quality, accuracy and detail 
  • A team-oriented attitude, flexibility, enthusiasm and ability to work independently 
  • Ability to report and discuss experimental design and data in English 
  • Experience in one or more of the above mentioned responsibilities is an asset