Research Associate Screening technology

Job description

Confo Therapeutics, a spin-off of VIB and VUB, is a drug discovery company built around a disruptive technology which enables it to address ‘undruggable’ GPCRs. The company is building a portfolio of transformative medicines in various disease areas. Confo Therapeutics’ headquarter is located on the Technology Park in Zwijnaarde/Ghent and the company has a second exploitation site on the Etterbeek campus of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. More information about Confo’s technology and strategy can be found on

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

Research Associate Screening

Your responsibilities:

  • You will execute critical assays in early drug discovery programs
  • Run daily screening and compound profiling projects utilizing different approaches such as radioligand displacement assays, HTRF, bioluminescence, GPCR signaling assays, maintaining cell cultures …
  • Perform data analysis and create reports using established software tools and systems
  • Evaluate, analyze and interpret research data
  • Present data to the project team and write report of the work performed
  • Handle multiple projects with overlapping deadlines
  • Ensure support to colleagues for collaborative projects, and reliability, accuracy, robustness and high quality for data and reports
  • Contribute to maintain laboratory equipment and inventory

Job requirements

  • Applicant must have an advanced degree (MSc) in a relevant field
  • Understanding in assay design, execution and screening
  • Highly collaborative, self-motivated, team-oriented 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.
  • Enthusiastic team player in a small company setting
  • 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
  • An entrepreneurial and stimulating working environment in a growing and ambitious biotech company
  • Excellent career development opportunity, with exposure to all aspects of R&D in the company