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Research Associate – Confobody Discovery

Biotech - Brussels

Confo Therapeutics, a spin-off 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 the target discovery team in Brussels, we are currently looking for a (m/f):

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Research Associate – Confobody Discovery

Responsibilities:
  • You will support the Confobody discovery for therapeutic targets including the development of novel Confobody discovery techniques.
  • You clone antibody repertoires, execute antibody selections and characterize antibodies in biochemical or cell based assays to assess their conformation sensitivity.
  • You communicate experimental progress to the project team.
  • You will manage Confo Therapeutics’ construct inventory (antibodies and GPCR expression cassettes) in CLC Main Workbench and align with the Data Management System.
Profile:
  • Bench oriented Bachelor or Master in life sciences or equivalent (preferentially trained in a biotech environment).
  • Minimally 2 years hands on experience in molecular biology and proficient in any of the Confobody discovery techniques (antibody display, radiometric & immunological assays, flow cytometry, mammalian or insect cell culturing).
  • Experienced user of CLC Main Workbench or Workflow Manager or alike is an asset.
  • Scientific integrity, solid analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Working accurately and self-motivating.
  • Enthusiastic team player in a small company setting.
  • Excellent communication skills in English.
Offer:
  • 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.
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