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CRO, R&D Medical & Science - Gosselies

Caprion Biosciences, an international contract research organisation based in Montreal (Canada) offers analytical services to biopharmaceutical companies for the characterization of the human immune response in pre-clinical and clinical studies.

Caprion operates globally, with facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, and supports large pharmaceutical companies and biotechs.

In the context of its growing immune monitoring service offering, Caprion is looking to hire a Principal Scientist for its flow cytometry and serology platforms, for its site in Gosselies, Belgium.

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Principal Scientist

Function :

Reporting to the Associate Director, Scientific Operations, and working closely with the laboratory personnel, the Principal Scientist will work within a team focusing on the characterization of the cellular and humoral immune response, using various types of assays such as flow cytometry (phenotyping, receptor occupancy, phosflow, ICS, etc) ELISPOT, ELISA, and viral neutralization tests.

Responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing experimental design of flow cytometry, ELISPOT and antibody-based assays through generation of study-specific workplans and supporting documentation;
  • Overall conduct of studies in different immune-therapeutic areas, acting as primary contact to the client for communication of study progress;
  • Ensures that timelines and milestones are met and are in line with company objectives;
  • Data interpretation, report generation and presentation of results to clients.
Profile of the applicant:

The applicant must hold a doctorate degree in life science, with strong knowledge of immunology, and preferably with post-doctoral experience (or equivalent).  Experience in the industry is a strong asset.

The applicant must :

  • Demonstrate excellent communication and organisational skills;
  • Be abreast of latest immune monitoring methodologies;
  • Have an excellent knowledge and understanding of GCLP regulations and other regulatory guidelines sufficient to carry out GCLP regulated studies and apply good documentation practices (GDP);
  • Experience in assay validation is an asset;
  • Be proficient with analysis software;
  • Be fluent in English (written & spoken) and able to functionally communicate in French;
  • Be willing to travel mainly within Europe and occasionally to other continents.
Offer :
  • Full time permanent contract, with possibility of rapid start.
  • Diversified tasks and responsibilities.
  • A professional, dynamic and stimulating work environment.
  • Training and development opportunities.
  • A competitive salary package including benefits, adapted to your experience and the context.
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