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In Vitro Scientist

In Vitro Scientist

LocationLeuven, Belgium
Business SectorBiotechnology
Contact emailk.mabena@panda-int.com
Job ref20713
Publishedabout 1 month ago

For our client - a leading biotech in Leuven , Belgium - we are looking for an In Vitro Scientist to join a dynamic and innovative team!

You will be working on complex in vitro functional assays using primary cells to enable drug discovery efforts in immune-oncology.


  • Isolate and differentiate human primary immune cells (T cells, monocytes)
  • Set-up and run multicellular assays to investigate T cell killing in 2D and 3D in vitro models
  • Develop appropriate controls to validate the assay and optimise the reproducibility, writing SOPs and keeping track records of all experimental activities
  • Keep up to date, propose, develop and optimise new techniques in the field of 3D in vitro assays and immuno-oncology
  • Prepare and effectively present results (written and oral) to project teams
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and interact effectively with other Montis scientists and technicians  on research projects and routine lab activities


  • Ph.D. in Cancer Biology, Immunology or a related discipline, or MS degree in a related discipline together with a minimum of 3 years relevant industry experience.
  • Must have good understanding of basic scientific principles and research practices in the field of oncology or immunology
  • Previous experience in mammalian cell culture techniques is essential, and ideally experience with in vitro multicellular systems
  • Proficient in variety of molecular and immunological techniques such as cell isolation, immunophenotyping, ELISA, qPCR, IFS, fluorescence imaging and quantification
  • Proficient in data analysis, interpretation of results, troubleshooting, and solving technical issues independently
  • Drug discovery experience tailored to oncology is a plus

Sound interesting? 
Send your CV to Khanyi Mabena at k.mabena@panda-int.com or contact her on +31 2020 44502.