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Lead Biologist Drug Discovery

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For a company that acts as a catalyst for technology and drug discovery programs, we are looking for a Biology Lead in drug discovery. This organisation is active in acquiring external assets from academic and biotech groups in order to further develop compounds and new technologies into concepts that are valuable for patients. As Biology Lead, you will be taking the lead in all biological aspects involved in the discovery and development efforts.

  • Biotechnical
  • R&D
  • Leuven
  • 40 hours p/week
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About your role

This is how you will make the difference

As Biology Lead, you will be part of the biology department where you will be directing a matrix team during the entire lifespan of the drug discovery project(s). 

In this position, you will be assigned discovery projects and together with a Chemistry Lead, you will be expected to independently push the project successfully through the drug discovery/development pipeline. For these long-term projects, you will be setting out the full strategy for all biological related aspects (in-vitro, in-vivo, screening, communication with CROs etc.). Moreover, you will make sure your biology team/external CROs execute the projects with a high level of scientific integrity. This position will give you the opportunity to develop yourself into a drug discovery project manager, to manage a team, and to increase your project leadership skills. On top of this, you will be mentored directly by the Head of Biology who has a strong track record in industry.

What we offer

What's in it for you

The organisation is able to provide you with the following:

  • An environment where you can develop yourself into a fully independent Drug Discovery Project Leader.
  • Base salary between €50,000.- and €70,000.- on full-time basis
  • Be involved in the scientific biological strategy
  • Join a dynamic team and be in a position to have autonomy and responsibility with opportunities to take initiatives to support further growth
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