Ablynx is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of Nanobodies®, a novel class of therapeutic proteins based on single-domain antibody fragments, for a range of serious and life-threatening human diseases. The Company, with Headquarters in Ghent, Belgium, began operations in 2001 and currently employs over 200 employees. Ablynx is developing a portfolio of Nanobody®-based therapeutic programmes in a number of major disease areas, including inflammation, thrombosis, oncology and Alzheimer’s disease. Ablynx has ongoing research collaborations and significant partnerships with several major pharmaceutical companies, including Boehringer Ingelheim, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Novartis and P&G Pharma.

Research Associate (Ablynx GMP QC Lab) - TEMP 1 y

The Ablynx GMP QC Laboratory is looking for a temporary (1 year) Research Associate who will be part of the team responsible for stability testing and release testing of Nanobody drug substance and drug product. He/she will also be involved in the validation of product specific methods.


  • You execute analyses required for release testing, stability and in use testing for different Nanobody batches intended for pre-clinical and clinical use, compliant with GMP regulations.
  • You execute analyses required for validation of various bio-physical methods such as SDS-gel electrophoresis, normal and reversed phase chromatography (HPLC), UV spectroscopy, iso-electric focusing (cIEF), ELISA, cell based potency assays, pH, osmolality
  • You assist in drafting and finalizing instructions 
  • You interpret and report the data according to the methods and compliant with GMP regulations
  • You control that the storage of the materials is performed according to the internal guidelines and you assure that shipments of materials from and to Ablynx is executed according to the specific instructions described
  • You are responsible for the maintenance and qualification/calibration of certain pre-defined analytical equipment (e.g. Biacore, stability chambers, cIEF, plate reader, ...)
  • You will plan your daily work independently according to the instructions given by your supervisor (Scientist Study Manager). You perform the experimental work and prepare written reports of your results
  • You actively support the daily maintenance of the laboratory supplies and the glassware cleaning
  • You will regularly follow the GMP trainings


  • Degree B. sc. or M Sc (Industrial Engineer), Master in Biochemistry/ Biotechnology or equivalent 
  • Previous experience with working in a GMP environment is a plus
  • Experience in physico-chemical analysis of proteins is an asset but not required
  • Experience with common HPLC equipment is an asset
  • Team player, enthusiastic, accurate in execution and reporting
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Sense for initiative, quality, accuracy and detail
  • Knowledge of Dutch and good writing skills in English

Please make sure your attached CV contains a paragraph containing your technical expertise.

Uw sollicitatie zal behandeld worden door het HR departement van Ablynx zelf. Voor alle bijkomende informatie aangaande uw kandidatuur verwijzen we u dan ook vriendelijk door naar het HR departement van Ablynx.


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