Confo Therapeutics



(Senior) Research Associate Screening technology​


Confo Therapeutics, a spin-off of VIB and VUB, is a drug discovery company built around a disruptive technology which enables it to address ‘undruggable’ GPCRs. The company is building a portfolio of transformative medicines in various disease areas. Confo Therapeutics is currently located on the Etterbeek campus of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and on the Technology Park in Zwijnaarde/Ghent. More information about Confo’s technology and strategy can be found on .

For the expansion of our drug discovery team in Ghent we are currently looking for a (m/f):

(Senior) Research Associate Screening


  • You will execute critical assays in early drug discovery programs

  • You will develop assays to extend the Confo technology platform

  • Run assays in support of ConfoBody discovery and compound profiling projects utilizing different approaches such as HTRF, Alphascreen, luminescence assays, radioligand displacement assays, surface plasmon resonance (SPR), biolayer interferometry (BLI), GPCR signaling assays…

  • Perform data analysis and create reports using established software tools and systems

  • Provide high-quality data on time and document results within electronic lab notebook

  • Evaluate, analyze and interpret research data

  • Present data to the project team and write reports of the work performed

  • Handle multiple projects in parallel with overlapping deadlines



  • Professional Bachelor in Laboratory Technology or Biotechnology (Laboratory Technician A1), Bachelor or Master in Industrial Sciences (Industrial Engineer), Biochemistry, Biotechnology or equivalent with at least 2 year experience in a related field in a biotech or pharma environment

  • Relevant industry experience in assay design, execution and screening

  • Experience in performing protein (proximity) binding assays (such as HTRF, AlphaScreen, SPR or BLI) and cell culture is an asset

  • Experience with working with GPCR proteins is a plus but not mandatory

  • Highly collaborative, self-motivated, team-oriented, problem-solving skilled individual

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, highly integrated team environment where accuracy, accountability and timeliness are essential

  • Ability to keep accurate and complete records of all scientific experiments according to established procedures.

  • Enthusiastic team player in a small company setting

  • You are fluent in English and can communicate research results to the team and cross-functional stakeholders across the company



  • A competitive compensation package with extensive benefits

  • An entrepreneurial and stimulating working environment in a growing and ambitious biotech company

  • Excellent career development opportunity, with exposure to all aspects of R&D in the company


Do you have the right qualifications and are you up to the challenge of joining our entrepreneurial team? Then forward a short motivation letter and your CV with description of your technical expertise to .