Scientist Cell Biology
Confo Therapeutics, a spin-out 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 www.confotherapeutics.com.
For the expansion of our drug discovery team in Ghent we are currently looking for a (m/f):
Scientist - Cell Biology
Together with the Head of Biology and the respective Project teams you will design, plan and implement a fit-for-purpose biological testing cascade for early drug discovery programs
You will plan and implement disease-mimicking biological assays using established cell lines, primary cells and/or patient-derived cells.
Identify, evaluate and implement new technologies and advanced methods if necessary to answer the scientific questions that come up in the different projects
Support, coach and guide one or more of your team members
Translate scientific ideas and questions into experimental valuable data
Evaluate, analyze and interpret research data
Present complex scientific data in a clear, comprehensive manner
Ensure a high level scientific standard is maintained on all projects
Stay updated with the biology and cell assay options in projects you are assigned to
PhD or equivalent with significant Cell biology and assay development experience, at least 4 years of which in industry
You have a profound knowledge of biological pathways (e.g. cytokine signalling involvement in the key events of autoimmune pathogenesis and disease)
Expertise in general molecular biology and various cell biology techniques, experience in working with primary cell systems and co-culture assays is a plus
You are able to plan and implement disease-mimicking biological assays using established cell lines or primary cells
You have the ability to work on multiple projects through intense collaboration and to adapt priorities to achieve challenging deliverables.
You bring new ideas and have a strong creativity to tackle issues.
Experience with inflammation, oncology, neurology or fibrosis disorders is a plus
Highly collaborative, self-motivated, team-oriented, problem-solving individual
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 to firstname.lastname@example.org