(Senior) Scientist - Protein Production and Profiling - NANOBODY Discovery

(Senior) Scientist - Protein Production and Profiling - NANOBODY Discovery

Ablynx

Ghent, Belgium

About the opportunity

Join Ablynx as a (senior) scientist in the team responsible for the small-scale production and biophysical characterization of NANOBODY® proteins. In this role, you will assist your team members and represent your line in different projects. As you become more exposed to the whole NANOBODY® Discovery process (and depending on your level of experience), you will also have the opportunity to function as a “Discovery lead” and be responsible for the entire Discovery process for a certain NANOBODY® project.

About growing with us

  • Manage a small team of Associate Scientists and supervise experimental design, data interpretation and documentation related to small-scale production (E. coli, P. pastoris and mammalian cells), purification and quality control of NANOBODY® proteins in medium throughput for in vitro testing
  • Represent the team within therapeutic project teams and communicate experimental results during team and project meetings
  • Contribute to technology development, suggest and assess new methodologies and approaches
  • More experienced candidates are expected to take up a significant role in coordinating therapeutic/technology project-related activities as ‘Discovery Leads’ and contribute to the design of the experimental strategy during the NANOBODY® protein discovery phase
  • Prepare reports, summaries, manuscripts, and other documents as appropriate

About you

Qualifications/Education & work experience

  • (Fresh) PhD in Biochemistry/Biotechnology or equivalent
  • Strong scientific background in Molecular Biology and Protein Sciences
  • Proficient hands-on experience in recombinant protein production and purification including use of automated systems (e.g. AKTA protein purifier systems, TECAN/JANUS + Atoll robocolumns…)
  • Prior experience with physico-chemical characterization of proteins (solubility, stability, post-translational modifications) is a plus
  • Prior experience with protein expression in mammalian cells is a plus
  • Prior experience with supervision of people is a plus
  • Team player, analytical mindset, sense of initiative and self-motivated
  • Excellent communication skills are essential – fluency in English (spoken and written) is expected
  • Ability and desire to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

The CV of the applicant should be in English, and include a paragraph specifying the technical expertise.

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