Technician in cellular and molecular biology (M/F) – Leuven (BE)

Position

Technician in cellular and molecular biology (M/F)

Starting date

April 1st 2019

Type of contract

Permanent contract

Employer

NovAliX is a company specialized in external research (medicinal chemistry,
protein crystallography, process R&D). NovAliX offers a complete range of
services in the field of research and development of small molecules. The
company has a team of 100 scientists.

Location

The position is based in Leuven area.

Job description

You will join a young start-up in which you will contribute to move forward the research programs on hepatologic diseases and viral infections. You will be expected to:
– Maintain cell cultures
– Perform diverse cell-based assays and read-outs on a routine schedule
– Document and analyze experimental data
– File the lab notebooks
– Contribute to the development of new assays
– Troubleshoot experimental issues
– Present results to colleagues and assist in the preparation of study reports, patents and publications as required
– General lab management duties (ordering, equipment maintenance, waste management…)

Profile

The position requires:
– A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (biotechnology, medical laboratory techniques…)
– At least two years of experience working in a research laboratory environment
– Experience with cell culture, cell-based assays, antiviral assays and basic molecular biology techniques, such as qPCR is highly desirable
– Excellent laboratory skills; meticulous in execution
– Strong analytical, communicative and organizational skills; the candidate should be proactive and flexible (i.e. tolerate changes in priorities and directions)
– Good knowledge of English both spoken and written. Speaking Dutch is an asset
– Proven vaccination status for hepatitis B virus

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