Cell culture Technician, Services&Innovation

Ncardia is a privately held stem cell solution provider for drug discovery screening and cell therapy development. We operate worldwide with facilities and offices in Belgium and the Netherlands. Our goal is to be the supportive and trusted partner to Biotech & Pharma companies in the human induced Pluripotent Stem Cell (hiPSC) drug discovery and cell therapy space.

Ncardia develops, produces and commercializes hiPSC based solutions. Our offerings extend from concept development to pre-clinical studies, including custom manufacturing of a range of cell types, as well as discovery services such as disease modelling, screening, and safety assays. Manufacturing process development expertise supports the development of cell therapy products.

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

For more information, please visit our website www.ncardia.com.

Job Description

The Cell culture technician will be involved in all aspects of client projects for process development, custom manufacturing and characterization of iPSC-derived cells. In addition, he/she will be involved in internal innovation projects for process improvement and process development, under supervision of the Project Leaders.

Activities include advanced stem cell culture, state of the art differentiation processes, down-stream processing and being co-responsible of laboratories activities during week-ends and public holidays.

Tasks and Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Tasks and Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
  • Perform state of the art cell culture techniques in the field of human stem cell maintenance
  • Perform custom production (adherent culture or bioreactor-based) and cryopreservation of functional iPSC-derived cell types
  • Execute studies for the development of novel iPSC-derived cell types
  • Perform in process analyses and cell-based assays for functional characterization of differentiated cells
  • Support routine lab activities such as solution stock keeping and equipment maintenance
  • Collect and record data accurately following standard operation procedures in compliance with Quality Management System
  • Pro-active mindset, propose solutions and participate in investigations whenever needed

Required experience:

  • Bachelor or Master Degree in (applied) biological science or related domains
  • Demonstrated practical experience in cell culture techniques is a requirement (such as, maintenance of cell lines, cell differentiation, cryopreservation, cell counting, media preparation, aseptic techniques)
  • Experience with stem cells
  • Knowledge of ISO9001 or any other quality norm
  • Experience with flow cytometry/Immunofluorescence/Cell-based assays is a plus


Required skills:

  • Well-organized, precise and reliable
  • Understanding of good documentation practices
  • Highly motivated, proactive, accurate, creative, and committed team worker
  • Ready to work during week-ends
  • Good communication skills and team-player
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Excellent knowledge of English both written and verbal
  • Affinity with ISO9001 and/or GLP quality systems


Job location:
Gosselies, Belgium

Position type:
Full time (38h/week)

Start date: Immediately

We offer a challenging position in a dynamic biotech company with room for personal growth and development. Depending on your education and experience, we provide an appropriate salary.

For questions or further information about this vacancy, please contact Eva D'amico (eva.damico@ncardia.com)

Send your motivation letter with curriculum vitae to: careers@ncardia.com