Scientist - ConfoBody™ Discovery
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’ headquarters are located on the Technology park in Zwijnaarde/Ghent and the company has a second exploitation site on the Etterbeek campus of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. More information about Confo’s technology and strategy can be found on www.confotherapeutics.com.
For the expansion of our ConfoBody discovery capacities in Confo’s Ghent site, we are recruiting an enthusiastic (m/f):
Scientist ConfoBody™ Discovery.
You are responsible for the design, execution and troubleshooting of parallel antibody discovery projects from start to finish, mining immune and non-immune repertoires
You supervise and efficiently coordinate (a team of) Research Associate(s)
You are key in the design and establishment of innovative enrichment and screening strategies to identify and improve conformation-sensitive ConfoBodies
You assist in converting best practice to SOPs and train stakeholders accordingly
You will be the project leader of technology proof of concept and/or drug discovery programs
You define project deliverables and communicate progress aligned with the drug discovery project team
PhD or equivalent with at least 4 years of relevant industry experience with profound hands-on experience in antibody display methodologies (phage or ribosome display or alike)
You will design and clone combinatorial antibody (VHH) libraries for multiple downstream applications such as improved repertoire display, affinity maturation and others
Experience with antibody discovery to integral membrane proteins (transporters, ion channels and GPCRs) is an asset
You have demonstrated supervision skills and think team-oriented, promoting cross-team interactions
You are a self-motivating enthusiastic team player with excellent interaction skills who enjoys a high pace “start-up” atmosphere, shows eagerness to learn and likes troubleshooting
You are fluent in English and effectively communicate research results to the cross-functional stakeholders across the company
A competitive compensation package with extensive benefits.
An entrepreneurial and stimulating international 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 to firstname.lastname@example.org.