Scientist II / Group Lead

  • Full Time
  • Belgium

Our client performs contract development services, including formulation, analytical development programs for monoclonal antibodies, recombinant proteins and peptides. To strengthen their lab in Belgium they are looking for a Scientist II and also a Group Lead. 


  • You will be responsible for analytical and formulation development aspects of early and late-stage clinical Biologics
  • You are directly responsible for analytical method development/qualification/validation, drug candidates’ characterization, formulation development and cGMP testing
  • To lead or support analytical and formulation development programs to ensure proper integration of all project components
  • To develop study protocols and experimental designs emerging protein drug candidates from research into preclinical and clinical studies
  • You will develop, qualify and track performance of analytical methods to deliver an integrated suite of high-quality assays to support preclinical and clinical sample testing and formulation selection
  • Methods to include HPLC/UPLC, Capillary Electrophoresis, Imaged Capillary Electrophoresis, ELISA and particle counting/characterization
  • Carry out characterization of drug candidates with respect to drug substance and drug product identity, purity, structure elucidation and stability by applying analytical and biophysical methodologies
  • Responsible for formulation development for parenteral therapeutics evaluating the critical components by using one-factor-at-the-time and DOE approach
  • You will perform and coordinate cGMP testing on product release and stability programs
  • You will perform stability trending, provide support for troubleshooting and laboratory investigations
  • To manage laboratory personnel by providing technical leadership, performing in-depth data analysis and coordinating team efforts
  • You will also manage cost and timelines


  • For Scientist II position – Ph.D. and 2-year experience, MS and 5-year experience, or BS/BA and 10-year experience
  • For Group Leader position – previous experience in industry biopharmaceutical development is required.  Ph.D. and 2-year experience, M.S. and 7-year experience, B.S. and 12-year experience
  • You will have relevant experience managing a team within a laboratory setting
  • Have a broad technical competence in protein-based analytics
  • Experience working in a cGMP environment, is preferred but not essential

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