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Associate Scientist - iPSC cell therapy R&D

 

Gosselies, Belgium

11 March, 2022

The mission of Ncardia Belgium is to understand human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) and developmental biology and harness this knowledge to invent and advance the technologies that smartly scale hiPSC to benefit human health. We are convinced that iPSC technology is the key to get better, more efficient treatments to patients faster. To achieve this mission, we are building a world-leading research facility to overcome the complexity and challenges of hiPSC lineage specification. We will know we have succeeded when we are able to leverage our expertise in hiPSC and human biology to efficiently and effectively generate cell products that consistently produce positive outcomes in patients.

We are an enthusiastic, skilled, and committed international team in which everyone has the opportunity to make a decisive contribution.

Within our Cell Therapy Innovations (CTI) team in Gosselies (Belgium) there is one position immediately available for an Associate Scientist. The selected candidate will report to the Director, Cell Therapy Innovations.

The position

The Associate Scientist will be involved in all aspects of cell therapy projects for process development and characterization of hiPSC-derived cells, under the supervision of the Project Leaders. Activities include advanced stem cell culture, state of the art differentiation processes, and downstream processing.

Responsabilities

  • Perform state-of-the-art hiPSC-related cell culture techniques
  • Execute studies for the development of novel hiPSC-derived cell types
  • Perform in process analyses and cell-based assays for functional characterization of differentiated cells
  • Support routine lab activities such as stock management and equipment maintenance
  • Collect and record data accurately following standard operating procedures in compliance with Quality Management System
  • Propose solutions and participate in problem-solving whenever needed

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in (applied) biological science or related domains
  • At least 5 years of practical experience in cell culture (e.g., in maintenance of cell lines, cell differentiation, cryopreservation, cell counting, media preparation, and aseptic techniques)
  • Experience with stem cells or with immune cells is a plus
  • Experience with flow cytometry, immunofluorescence, and cell-based assays is a plus
  • Well-organized, precise, and reliable
  • Understanding of good documentation practices
  • Highly motivated, proactive, creative
  • Willing to work during weekends
  • Good communicator and team-player
  • Affinity with GMP quality systems
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Proficiency in English, both written and spoken

Job Location: Gosselies, Belgium

Position Type: Full-Time

Start Date: Immediately

We offer you a challenging position in a dynamic biotech company with room for personal growth and development. We provide a competitive salary package based on your education and experience.

Interested?

Send your motivation letter with curriculum vitae to Elodie Noël at careers@ncardia.com

Want to work with us?

Ncardia is always interested in getting in touch with highly motivated & skilled people. Do you think that you can complement our team?

Do not hesitate to contact us: careers@ncardia.com