Group Leader Immune-Inflammation Cell Pharmacology - Mechelen


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For a fast-growing international biotech company, we are looking for a Team Leader Immune-Inflammation Cell Pharmacology for their Belgian office. Due to their success, they are greatly upscaling their pre-clinical activities. Therefore they are looking for an accomplished biologist to strengthen and lead the Immune-Inflammation Cell Pharmacology team.

The Immune-Inflammation Cell Pharmacology team is composed of researchers and scientists whose mission is the development of in vitro cellular and phenotypic assays to support our immune-inflammation drug discovery programs. The team is also involved in deciphering in vitro targets and disease mechanisms.


As Group Leader you will be leading the Immune-Inflammation Cell Pharmacology team. You will supervise, organise and develop the activities of the team, will identify and implement assays, experiments and innovative technologies needed to support the drug discovery projects and to maintain and further levered team expertise in in vitro immune-inflammation technologies and cellular models.

Furthermore you will represent the Cellular Pharmacology department for Immune-Inflammation projects and you will interact closely with the Therapeutic Project Leaders.

As line manager, are also expected to motivate and guide individuals’ career development.


  • Ph.D. followed by post-doctoral training
  • Work experience in in vitro inflammation or immunology cell biology.
  • Minimum 7 years of industrial experience in vitro cellular and phenotypic assay development
  • Demonstrate expertise in establishing in vitro assay cascades supporting small molecules drug discovery projects.
  • Previous experience in team and people management
  • Ability to drive multiple projects through matrix based organisation
  • Ability to bring new ideas and have a strong creativity to tackle challenges issues
  • Team player with objective driven mind-set
  • Excellent communicational and organisational skills


An attractive job in an international, dynamic and successful biotech company. You may expect:

  • To work within a flexible team with experienced colleagues, providing unique opportunities for new experiences
  • An opportunity to work mostly independent and to contribute directly to the success of the organisation
  • A very broad scope of activities
  • A competitive salary and benefits package


If you would like to learn more about this position or the company, feel free to reach out to me.


Lorin Raats
Associate | Biotechnology




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