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Associate Assay Development Scientist

  • CellCarta
Wilrijk or Antwerp, Belgium
Contract staff
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  • CellCarta
Wilrijk or Antwerp, Belgium
Contract staff
Published:

Are you looking for an exciting new opportunity? CellCarta, a renowned Contract Research Organization, is actively seeking a highly skilled and motivated Associate Assay Development Scientist  to join our dynamic team. In this role, you will play a pivotal role in building out our company's assay development strategy, ensuring compliance with industry standards, and driving continuous improvement. Join us and collaborate with a team of dedicated professionals who are passionate about advancing patient therapy and making a real difference in the world.

SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Sr. Assay Development Scientist, the Associate Assay Development Scientist is responsible for the optimization and validation of high quality (single and multiplex) IHC, RISH, FISH assays for use in clinical trials. They will support the assay development team during all stages of the development and validation process.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist the assay development scientist with the design, scheduling and status follow-up of the development and validation experiments. This will not involve any experimental activities in the lab, but you will have to assure a proper transition of the scheduled experiments to the laboratory (i.e. compilation of structured and transparent experimental protocols, knowledge of the technology and platforms);

  • Performing routine data analysis (e.g. analysis of immunohistochemically stained images, defining regions of interest in (tumor) tissue sections, qualitatively evaluate staining and overall assay performance, etc.) through the various phases of development under supervision of assay development scientist;

  • Preparation of project related documentation (development and validation plan), including literature study;

  • Reporting data for presentation and/or documentation in a ready format to the assay development scientist;

  • Communicating with internal stakeholders to update the progress of the assay development, to elucidate problems and discuss the options to deliver high-quality assays within the set timelines.


EDUCATION:

  • Professional Bachelor (Medical, Pharmaceutical or Biomedical laboratory technologies, Biochemistry), or Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Life Science (preferably Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Bioengineering, Pharmaceutical sciences, Biochemistry).


MAIN REQUIREMENTS:

  • A profound knowledge of immunohistochemistry and other related techniques and/or histopathology is preferred;

  • Solid basis in histology/histopathology and/or microscopy is an asset;

  • Strong computer skills and significant experience with Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint and Word are required;

  • Experience with image analysis software (Visiopharm, HALO, …)  and digital imaging is a plus;

  • Advanced command of the English language and outstanding writing and communication skills;

  • Ability to rapidly learn and apply knowledge in previously unfamiliar areas;

  • You are highly organized, and able to manage and prioritize multiple projects;

  • Methodically, meticulously and demonstrate quality of work including accuracy, timeliness, professionalism and thoroughness;

  • Analytical, problem solving and result-oriented mind;

  • You are social, diplomatic, a team player and a strong communicator.


WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Temporary, interim contract for unspecified duration. Potential of converting to permanent position;

  • Hybrid role: 2-3 days onsite.


WHAT CAN WE OFFER:

  • A dynamic and rapidly changing global environment allowing personal growth;

  • Training and personal development in a variety of (technical or people related) areas;

  • True career opportunities as the company grows fast. You can build on the road;

  • A healthy work life balance with on-site and remote working;

  • A company that is fit for the future;

  • A competitive salary and benefits;

  • A great team you can work with.


ABOUT CELLCARTA:

CellCarta is a leading provider of specialized precision medicine laboratory services to the biopharmaceutical industry. Leveraging its integrated analytical platforms in immunology, histopathology, proteomics, and genomics, as well as related specimen collection and logistics services, CellCarta supports the entire drug development cycle, from discovery to late-stage clinical trials. The company operates globally with over 1000 employees in its 11 facilities located in Canada, USA, Belgium, Australia, and China.

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