Associate Scientist Cancer Research

  • Location: Beerse
  • Type: Contracting
  • Job #18437

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Associate Scientist Cancer Research

We are looking for highly motivated Associate Scientist to complement our client’s Discovery Biology team at Beerse, Belgium. The successful candidate will join a dynamic, multidisciplinary team of scientists in exploratory immuno-oncology, playing a key role in the evaluation and understanding of new drug concepts in vitro and in vivo.
Location: Beerse

Scope of work:

  • Conduct methods of in vivo experimentation, including tumor implantation, dosing, proper handling of chemotherapeutics, tumor measurement, health monitoring, and data collection and analyses.
  • Conduct in vitro human and ex vivo mouse immunology experiments to support ongoing immune-oncology portfolio including assays using cancer cell, myeloid and T-cell based co-cultures. Tumour cell biology analysis including analysis of PDX lines and tumour dissociated material.
  • Assist with design, execution, interpretation and reporting for in vivo syngeneic tumour model studies, to analyse efficacy of both intra-tumoral and systemic interventions.
  • Maintain detailed and organized experimental records and stay compliant on all relevant internal and external training requirements.
  • Application of diverse expertise in cellular and molecular biology (e.g. cell/organoid culture, compound screening, FACS, ELISA, western blotting, qRT-PCR, cell transfections & transductions, viral productions).
  • Support discovery biology team with experimental set-up, assay optimization, analyze data using appropriate statistical methods and preparing data for presentation-ready format.


Who are you?

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences (such as Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Tumor Immunology) with a minimum of 3 to 5 years of relevant laboratory-based experience in industry/biotech or an academic setting is required. OR a Master’s degree (M.S.) with relevant pharmaceutical or biotech industry/ lab/ academic experience is required.
  • Experienced with animal handling in oncology-relevant rodent models such as subcutaneous and orthotopic tumor implantation techniques and dosing, proper handling of therapeutics, tumor measurement, health monitoring, and data collection and analysis required.
  • Experience with the adherence to animal welfare and compliance regulations is required.
  • Drug administration by subcutaneous, intraperitoneal, intravenous tail vein injections and oral gavage. Blood collection by tail vein, saphenous vein and cardiac puncture. Perform animal autopsy/dissection and microsurgery, perfusion and tissue collection.
  • Experienced with cell culture of cancer or immune cells is preferred.
  • Experienced with bioluminescent imaging, flow cytometry, IHC, ELISA is preferred.
  • This position may require occasional weekend, evening, and holiday dosing/animal monitoring.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively with people.
  • Must have strong organizational, data management, and record-keeping skills.
  • The ability to handle several projects simultaneously is preferred.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Hiring will be contingent upon completion of laboratory animal research training courses accredited by the Federation of Laboratory Animal Science Associations (FELASA category B or C) or similar foreign certification.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Graphpad Prism.
  • Learning agility and ability to work across projects highly desirable


What can Jefferson Wells do for you?

As an ambassador you have the opportunity to grow within international companies where you can build a strong network. Through a personal follow-up, you receive quality support in every step that you accommodate. Finally, you enjoy the opportunity to develop yourself personally and professionally through internal training and education. 

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