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.


(Senior) Scientist - Team Leader CMC Analytics

The Analytics group of the CMC Pharmaceutical Development & Technology Department at Ablynx is looking for an experienced (Senior) Scientist that will be part of the analytical team responsible for non-GMP activities:

  • Formulation studies
  • In process monitoring and control
  • Method development and qualification
  • Release and stability studies
  • Characterization of the product related variants
  • In-use stability and compatibility

The successful candidate will head a team of (senior) research associates and/or (associate) scientists and will be responsible for the planning, coordination, follow-up and reporting of assigned project activities.

Key responsibilities:


  • Responsible for the research approach and results of an intradepartmental team within the scope of assigned project activities
  • People management: drives recruitment of team members, training, development and performance management
  • Uses state-of-the-art equipment to supervise and develop various analytical methods including (U)HPLC, UV- and fluorescence spectroscopy, capillary electrophoresis, iso-electric focusing (IEF), SDS-PAGE, DLS, DSC, MFI, MALS, osmolality and viscosity measurements, endotoxin testing, ELISA,…
  • Applies these techniques in stability studies, stress testing and the development of stable formulations
  • Applies these methods to control the quality and consistency of Nanobody productions and thereby assist in the development of a large-scale manufacturing process for a specific lead Nanobody
  • Performs physico-chemical characterization of Nanobodies, identifies product variants and investigates degradation pathways
  • Reports about the results and progress to the line manager, project team, project leader and/or external parties in a clear and concise manner. Provides strategic guidance where needed
  • Prepares high level reports, summaries, manuscripts and other documents as appropriate


The candidate should:

  • Hold a PhD. in Biology, Biotechnology, (Bio)Chemistry, Pharmacology or equivalent
  • Have experience in physico-chemical analysis of biologicals and knowledge of different analytical techniques. Experience in Biotech/Pharma is a plus
  • Have a proven managerial experience
  • Have excellent communication skills (fluent in English, written and spoken)
  • Demonstrate proven organizational and coordination skills
  • Have sense for initiative, quality, accuracy and detail
  • Have the ability and desire to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Be a team player, enthusiastic and flexible

The CV of the applicant should be in English, and include a paragraph specifying the technical expertise



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