Confo Therapeutics



Research Associate Structural 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

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

  • Support mammalian and insect cell cultures for single-domain antibodies  (VHHs) and membrane protein (MP) production

  • Implementation of processes for VHH and MP production and purification, and for protein crystallization trials

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

  • Evaluate, analyze and interpret research data and create reports using established software tools and systems

  • Communicate your experimental progress to line management or project team(s)

  • Handle multiple projects in parallel

  • Applicants must have a BSc or MSc degree

  • Experience in a related field in a biotech environment is a plus

  • Experience in cell culture: E-coli and mammalian cells (insect cells is a plus)

  • Molecular biology (PCR, restriction and restriction-free cloning)

  • Basic hands-on purification of protein (experience with membrane proteins is a plus)

  • Highly collaborative, self-motivated, team-oriented individual

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

  • 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


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