(Senior) Research Associate Structural Biology
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 is currently located on the Etterbeek campus of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and on the Technology Park in Zwijnaarde/Ghent. 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 Structural Biology
- You will help with E-coli, insect and mammalian cell cultures for soluble and membrane protein production
- You will help implementation of processes for membrane protein production and purification, and for protein crystallization and cryo-EM trials
- Provide high-quality data on time and document results within electronic lab notebook
- Evaluate, analyze and interpret research data and create reports using established software tools and systems
- Present data to line management or project team
- Handle multiple projects in parallel
- Applicants must have an advanced degree (BSc) and at least 3 year experience in a related field in a biotech environment
- Good experience in cell culture: E-coli, insect and mammalian cells
- Molecular biology (PCR, restriction and restriction-free cloning)
- Hands-on purification of protein (experience with membrane proteins is a plus)
- Good experience in using AKTA™ pure Chromatography
- Experience in preparing and characterizing protein samples for crystallization is preferred
- 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
- You are fluent in English and can communicate research results to the team and cross-functional stakeholders across the company
- A competitive compensation package with extensive benefits.
- An entrepreneurial and stimulating working environment in a growing and ambitious biotech company.