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Scientist/Technical Lead Mechelen Belgium,  

Biocartis (company)

Posted on : 18 June 2017

Project Description

Purpose of the position: 
  • The Scientist technically and scientifically leads IVD development projects in the field of oncology. 
  • He/she oversees all functional aspects in the development of an assay and guides the teams to on-time in-full delivery in line with product requirements and business strategy. 
  • The Scientist develops and applies new approaches, methodologies, project ideas, scientific concepts or principles, in interaction with the internal and external scientific know-how and community and ensures the preparation and submission of related manuscripts, grants and patent applications. 
  • The Scientist/Technical Lead is a member of the R&D team. 


  • Translates target product profile into verifiable product requirements; 
  • Translates product requirements into experimental designs; 
  • Analyses data and incorporates technical and scientific findings in appropriate experimental designs; 
  • Organizes day-to-day execution of experimental test plans and reports progress; 
  • Writes/reviews protocols and reports in line with IVD standards; 
  • Participates in validation strategies and plans; 
  • Supervises transfer of design outputs to operations; 
  • Keeps abreast of scientific developments and new techniques via literature searches, conferences and/or collaboration with industry partners or academia; 
  • Establishes and maintains outside scientific contacts, keeping the company s strategic focus and scientific reputation in mind; 
  • Participates in discussions and shares information, knowledge, ideas and judgment to help establish valid scientific directions. 
  • Broadens knowledge towards the company diagnostic areas and proposes new diagnostic assay and technology solutions. 
  • Provides input for manuscripts, grants or patent applications; 
  • Coaches, mentors, grows and motivates project team members; 
  • Delegates work assignments effectively; 
  • Recommends staffing decisions including hiring, termination and promotions by evaluating performances of project team members; 
  • Continuously assesses development processes and identifies cost-efficiency improvement opportunities.   

Profile & Competencies 
  • Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline (preferably oncology). Post-Doctoral experience preferred; 
  • A minimum of 2 years of Post PhD experience in a relevant academic or IVD industry setting; 
  • Experience in the field of Molecular biology (preferentially nucleic acid based technologies, real-time PCR, NGS); 
  • Sound experience in IVD product development, in a diagnostic industry setting preferred; 
  • Experience with CE-IVD and/or FDA registrations (510K, PMA) is an asset; 
  • Deep knowledge of oncology in one of the following fields (skin, lung, colon or breast cancer) is an asset; 
  • Very good technical writing skills; 
  • Business acumen; 
  • Analytical thinking and result oriented; 
  • Driven personality and team player; 
  • Leadership skills; 
  • Coach, providing direction; 
  • Solution thinking; 
  • Independency, Scientific integrity; 
  • Respects peers and their work/working environment; 
  • Flexibility; 
  • Eagerness to learn/assimilate novel concepts; 
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills; 
  • Advanced knowledge of English, oral and writing; 
  • MS Office; 
  • Knowledge of (basic) statistical tools; 
  • Knowledge of data analysis tools such as Spotfire is an asset.  

Our offering  
  • We offer you a challenging job in an exciting environment, working for top entrepreneurs in the biotech industry. 
  • You can be part of a very dynamic, young and growing team in a highly innovative environment. 
  • You will have freedom to shape your work and shape your job. 
  • Your input is highly appreciated. Of course we offer you a fitting compensation package.  


2800 Mechelen Belgium

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