Ablynx is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of Nanobodies®, proprietary therapeutic proteins based on single-domain antibody fragments, which combine the advantages of conventional antibody drugs with some of the features of small-molecule drugs. Ablynx is dedicated to creating new medicines which will make a real difference to society. Today, the Company has approximately 40 proprietary and partnered programmes in development in various therapeutic areas including inflammation, haematology, immuno-oncology, oncology and respiratory disease. The Company has collaborations with multiple pharmaceutical companies including AbbVie, Boehringer Ingelheim, Eddingpharm, Genzyme, Merck & Co., Inc., Merck KGaA, Novartis, Novo Nordisk and Taisho Pharmaceuticals. The Company is headquartered in Ghent, Belgium. More information can be found on www.ablynx.com.

 

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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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

Profile:

  • 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.

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