Scientific Researcher

Location Ghent, Netherlands
Discipline: Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Cherish Becker

Contact email:
Job ref: 10615
Published: about 1 month ago

We are a technology based company specialized in research and manufacturing of a vast

range of unique poly(2-oxazoline)s for applications in therapeutics, drug formulation,

nanomedicines, biomaterials and diagnostics and we are looking to hire a Scientific Researcher!

The main goals of the project involve the delivery of:

1. Personalized medical devices, designed using the images acquired for individual patients.

2. Complex shapes and miniaturized geometries for implants and surgical instruments, to

enhance treatment effectiveness and post-treatment recovery.

3. Streamlined care by integrating diagnosis, design and manufacturing of 3D printed medical

devices with post operatory evaluation into a validated and widely accessible software platform.


  • Investigate new chemistries and polymer compositions to develop functional coatings and
  • materials.
  • ? Synthesize new polymers and functionalize them with relevant (bio-) molecules.
  • ? Apply the synthesized materials as coatings using a wide variety of techniques.
  • ? Characterize both the materials as well as the coated surfaces using a variety of techniques
  • (chromatography, NMR spectroscopy, contact angle, IR, etc.)
  • ? Write SOPs and reports.
  • ? Communicate and coordinate efficiently with your colleagues and other members of the
  • consortium. Preparing and reporting activities and meetings within the framework of the
  • project.


  • The ideal candidate must be familiar with key scientific disciplines and technologies involved
  • in polymer synthesis and biomaterials, and demonstrate solid understanding of chemistry
  • principles.
  • Experience in coatings development and characterization is preferred. Knowledge of
  • polymer/organic chemistry and scientific principles related to the operation of standard
  • laboratory, analytical, and/or processing equipment.
  • Excellent command of English, oral and written. Ability to draft and review reports, batch
  • records and SOPs. Familiarity with spreadsheet software (e.g., Microsoft Excel) is a required
  • competency. Authorship of peer-reviewed publications and especially patents is a plus.
  • Collaborative and communicative. Can work independently, precisely and time-consciously.
  • Education Requirement: degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science,
  • bioengineering, or relevant fields with no less than 2 years of experience in biomaterials or
  • organic/polymer synthesis.
  • Previous experience in an industrial setting is an asset


  • Research contract –full time, indefinite duration- as a scientific researcher in a stimulating
  • international R&D environment. Plenty of possibilities for personal development within our fast
  • growing organization beyond this project.

For more information please contact me at:  +31 (0)20 20 44 502 or