The role is based at the company's main European site, a state-of-the art facility employing over 1,000 scientists. Located in Beerse it is just 35 km from Antwerp, with a long-standing reputation for innovative and successful research.
We are looking for an innovative, passionate and experienced researcher to join the team. The successful candidate will have a background in HIV research and can demonstrate expertise in Immunology, primary cell isolation, cell culture and a broad range of functional assays with primary human cells. The candidate should be comfortable working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
·Contribute to various projects within the Infectious Diseases and discovery sciences department by proposing novel and actionable ideas, aligned with internal and external scientific strategies and demands
·Independently design and execute various types of cell-based assays
·Demonstrate creative and analytical capabilities to interpret, troubleshoot and report on complex data
·Analyze and document experimental data in laboratory notebooks and assist in the preparation of SOPs, study reports, patents and publications as required
·Keep up-to-date on literature related to his/her field in support of research and assay development
·Keep up-to-date on the most recent technical advances in the field of human primary cell-based assays
·Present scientific data to colleagues and assist in the preparation of internal and external presentations to senior management
·Maintain amnis image flowcytometer.
To be considered for the role you should have the following skills, knowledge and experience:
·Bachelor or Master degree in a relevant discipline (HIV research, cell biology or related discipline): Expertise in virology/Immunology is desirable, some experience in a high-quality academic, biotech or pharmaceutical environment, some knowledge and hands-on experience in flow cytometry is a plus
·Experience with FACSDIVA and FlowJo software for data analysis is a merit
·Very good theoretical knowledge and practical experience of culturing cell lines and primary cells, and cellular immune assays
·Experience with immunohistochemistry, fluorescence microscopy, and ELISPOT and other readouts of antigen-specific immune responses are a strong plus
·Basic statistical knowledge is desired
·Additional experience in standard molecular and cell biology techniques are a strong plus
·Personal skills including:
oAbility to rapidly learn and apply techniques
oStrive for technical perfection
oFlexibility (tolerate changes in priorities/directions)
oSense of urgency (self-motivation)
oStrong organizational skills with the ability to manage several projects simultaneously, with ability to interact and communicate with different project leaders
·Fluency in English (both written and spoken)
Please note that your CV should show exact dates of employment (month and year) and any gaps of a month or more should be explained.
CK Group is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all who meet our selection criteria.
If you do not hear back from us within 5 working days of your application for this role, it means that on this occasion you have not been shortlisted for the next stage of the recruitment campaign. Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential. Please quote reference ST41477 in all correspondence.
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