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Scientist/Technical Lead Mechelen Belgium,  


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.   Accountabilities: 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.  Please apply by e-mail and send your CV and motivational letter to HR@biocartis.com  using the job ID 2017022 as a reference.  

Locations

2800 Mechelen Belgium

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