Ablynx

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.

 

(Associate) Scientist -Discovery Functional Profiling Unit (FPU)

To strengthen our Functional Profiling Unit within the Discovery Lead Characterisation group, we are looking for a qualified Scientist with experience in cell biology.

 

You will be involved in the development of cell based assays & the generation of cell based research tools used for the isolation, screening, characterisation and understanding of the function of Nanobody® lead drug candidates for therapeutic applications in the field of Immunology / Immuno-Oncology.

 

Responsibilities:

  • You are working closely with a team of (Senior) Research Associates and are responsible for the development & optimisation of a range of cell based assays for characterisation of lead Nanobodies in different disease areas
  • You keep track of and introduce new developments in relevant techniques and maintain expertise through scientific literature
  • You are responsible for planning assigned project research activities & follow up of data analysis, result interpretation and presentation of findings to project teams

 

Requirements:

  • Degree in Biological Sciences: PhD or Master with minimum 5 years of relevant experience
  • Strong scientific background and practical experience in development and optimization of cell based assays (cell signalling, proliferation, survival, chemotaxis, ligand inhibition, reporter assays…)
  • Scientific Background in Immunology, Oncology is a plus
  • Skills in Flow Cytometry is a plus
  • Skills in standard molecular biology and antibody/protein analysis is a plus
  • A team oriented attitude
  • Experience as supervisor is a plus
  • Excellent communication skills & sense for initiative, creativity & flexibility
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Full time position

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

Your application will be evaluated by the HR department of Ablynx itself. For any additional feedback regarding your application, we kindly refer you to the Ablynx HR department.


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