Research Associate Screening Development

Job description

We are Confo Therapeutics NV, a privately held spin-off of VIB and VUB, with currently about 60 employees. We are using our ConfoBody® technology platform - which can address previously ‘undruggable’ GPCRs - to build a portfolio of transformative medicines in various disease areas. Our lead program, a compound called CFTX-1554, is currently in late-stage pre-clinical development for the treatment of neuropathic pain. Our headquarters are located in the Technology Park in Zwijnaarde/Ghent and we have a second research site at the Etterbeek campus of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. More information about our pipeline, technology and strategy can be found on www.confotherapeutics.com. More information about Confo’s technology and strategy can be found on www.confotherapeutics.com.

For the expansion of our drug discovery team in Ghent we are currently looking for a (m/f):

Research Associate Screening assay development team


Your responsibilities

  • Work on the development of new screening assays to extend the Confo technology platform
  • Validate assays on new targets towards drug discovery
  • Run assays to support ConfoBody® characterization and drug discovery programs using different techniques such as cell based assays, surface plasmon resonance (SPR), ELISA, HTRF, …
  • Analyze and interpret your own research data and create reports using established software tools and systems
  • Provide high-quality data on time and report results within electronic lab notebook
  • Communicate/Present your experimental progress to line management and/or project teams
  • Handle multiple projects in parallel with overlapping deadlines

Job requirements

  • Degree of Professional Bachelor in Laboratory Technology or Biotechnology (Laboratory Technician A1), Bachelor or Master in Industrial Sciences (Industrial Engineer), Biochemistry, Biotechnology or equivalent
  • Experience in a related field in biotech or pharma environment is a plus
  • Experience in cell culture handling and performing protein binding assays and/or cellular assays would be an advantage
  • Highly collaborative, self-motivated, team-oriented, problem-solving skilled individual
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, highly integrated team environment where accuracy, accountability and timeliness are essential
  • Ability to keep accurate and complete records of all scientific experiments according to established procedures.
  • You are fluent in English and can communicate research results to the team and cross-functional stakeholders across the company


Our offer:

  • A competitive compensation package with extensive benefits
  • The chance to continuously grow as a professional.
  • A job where you can make a difference.
  • An entrepreneurial and stimulating working environment in a growing and ambitious biotech company with exposure to all aspects of R&D in the company