Leading scientist position in biotech start-up
Last modification : Thursday, July 8, 2021
The Vankelecom group at the KU Leuven is searching for an outstanding
(biomedical) scientist to continue and deeper elaborate a project centered
on translating human organoids into a diagnostic tool. The Vankelecom group
focuses on reproductive biology implicating organoid technology (e.g. Nature
Cell Biology 2019, 21:1041), and engages with a group of international
entrepreneurs to create a highly innovative organoid-based diagnostic tool.
° You will be responsible for exploring and validating a new diagnostic tool
° You will define, organize, perform, analyze and troubleshoot (wet-lab)
experiments, all in dynamic interaction with the Principal Investigator (PI)
prof. Vankelecom, and provide scientific and technical input.
° You will present results and ideas in a clear way to main stakeholders of
the project (such as Leuven Research & Development, LRD).
° You will together with the PI and major stakeholders actively search for
industrial (and academic) opportunities including grants and collaborations,
and discuss strategic directions with them.
° You have a MSc degree in biomedical, pharmaceutical, bio-engineering,
biological or medical science (a PhD is a plus).
° You have strong knowledge in cell biology and relevant cell culture
experience (organoid expertise is a plus).
° You are familiar with state-of-the art technologies such as RNA-sequencing
analysis (bioinformatic expertise is an asset).
° You are a creative and passionate scientist, have an analytical mind and can
° You have an entrepreneurial mindset and are willing to give your maximum for
a growing biotech venture.
° You have excellent organizational, interpersonal and communicative skills.
° You are highly motivated, swiftly adapt to new situations and aspire to be
part of, and contribute to, a dynamic growth path.
° You are fluent in English, both orally and in writing.
We offer you a 1-year position with high potential for renewal, including an
attractive salary package (according to grade and experience) and the strong
possibility to join, and grow with, a promising biotech start-up with a very
The position can be the start toward a PhD, if desired.
The position starts from September 2021 (or later).
Please complete the online application procedure and include a detailed CV, a
motivation letter describing previous research experience and the names and
contact information of 2 references.
After candidate selection, interviews (live or by Skype) will be organized.
For more information you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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