research associate exploratory pharmacology in Zwijnaarde

Zwijnaarde, Oost-Vlaanderen
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For a firm in Ghent we are looking for a Research Associate to strengthen the Exploratory Pharmacology team within the Discovery department. He/she will be part of a team of Scientists and Research Associates, whose responsibilities are to outline the early pre-clinical in vivo/ex vivo proof-of-concept strategy, including selection of appropriate animal models (mechanistic and/or disease-relevant) and study design, and to develop supporting bioanalytical and pharmacodynamic assays, analyze data and interpret study results. You will be involved in the development, optimization and qualification of pharmacokinetic (PK), pharmacodynamic (PD) and immunogenicity (ADA) assays in support of these pre-clinical studies. Under the supervision of a team member, you will setup and perform the experiments, organize and analyze the data and write analysis reports. The diversity of the projects covered by the team ensures a dynamic environment, with exposure to a wide variety of assays and biological background information. You will develop, optimize and qualify pharmacokinetic, immunogenicity and pharmacodynamic assays to analyze the pharmacokinetic, immunogenic and pharmacodynamic properties of the Nanobodies®. You will perform sample analysis in above assays in support of in vivo or in vitro studies. You will assist in monitoring of outsourced in vivo and in vitro studies. You will analyze data and prepare written reports of your results in English. You will communicate results and observations to the team in English. You will actively contribute to project-oriented teams.


Profile: Degree of laboratory technician (A1), industrial engineer or master in biochemistry/bio-engineering or equivalent, preferably with 1-2 years of relevant experience. More experienced candidates are encouraged to apply. Entry level will depend upon the level of experience. Proven general lab skills. Experience with the optimization of ELISA-based techniques and/or enzymatic assays and/or functional assays and/or cellular assays is a plus. Solid analytical and problem solving skills, and ability to analyze data Strong communication (verbal, written, interpersonal, listening) and mathematical skills Ability to multi-task and meet timelines in a fast-paced environment A pro-active approach and attention to quality, accuracy and detail A team-oriented attitude, flexibility, enthusiasm and ability to work independently Ability to document results, report and discuss experimental design and data in English Knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) Interested in this job? Send your CV in English, and include a paragraph specifying your technical expertise to
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