Sr Associate Scientist (Virology)

Location Beerse
Discipline: Pharmaceutical
Contact name: Isla Littlewood

Contact email:
Job ref: 19205
Published: 11 days ago

Senior Associate Scientist - Infectious Diseases Discovery

We are looking for a Senior Associate Scientist for a top Biopharma client in Beerse, Belgium! 

The Infectious Diseases Discovery group is seeking an experienced and highly motivated Senior Associate Scientist to lead efforts in the discovery of novel prophylactic and therapeutic agents, focusing on SARS-CoV-2 and other respiratory viruses. The position is for 1 year, potentially renewable for another 2 years. The team is currently made up of 4 people from international backgrounds.


Key Responsibilities:

You will…

  • Be part of a drug discovery project.
  • Performing and analyze independently molecular, cellular and in vivo experiments, alongside other team members of the project.
  • Contribute to establishing new tools, assays, and relevant disease models.
  • Work under limited supervision with a weekly autonomy.
  • Suggest unsolicited improvements and ideas to team leaders/ colleagues.
  • May teach students / junior scientists regarding processes, techniques and tasks.



  • M. Sc. degree in Virology or related disciplines, with 6+ years of industry experience, or a B. Sc. with 9+ years of industry experience, or the equivalent training/experience.
  • Proven experience working in a BSL3 laboratory is required. BSL 2 and 3 required.
  • Virology experience required.
  • Experience in Respiratory viral infections, at the molecular, cellular and in vivo level, is a plus
  • FELASA B certificate or equivalent, for in vivo experiments, is a plus.
  • Fluent in English. Any other language is a plus.
  • Precise, accountable, reliable, diligent, works well both alone and in a team.



  • Location: Beerse, BE
  • 40 hours, on site 5 days per week
  • Contract: 1 year, extendable.
  • Start date: ASAP

If you're interested, please send your CV to Isla Littlewood at or call  +31 20 20 44 502 for more information.