Team Leader Immune-Inflammation Cell Pharmacology - Mechelen


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We are looking for an accomplished and highly motivated biologist with proven expertise in immunology and/ or inflammation cellular biology to lead our Immune-Inflammation Cell pharmacology team. The II 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.


The selected candidate will supervise, organize and develop the activities of the II 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. You will represent the Cellular Pharmacology department for Immune-Inflammation projects and you will interact closely with the Therapeutic Project Leaders.

As line manager, he/she is expected to motivate and guide individuals’ career development.


  • Ph.D. followed by post-doctoral training and relevant work experience in in vitro inflammation or immunology cell biology.
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in vitro cellular and phenotypic assay development with proven expertise in immunology/inflammation.
  • Demonstrate expertise in establishing in vitro assay cascades supporting small molecules drug discovery projects.
  • A previous experience in an industrial environment is preferred.
  • Proven experience in team and people management, ideally obtained in an Pharma/Biotech environment
  • Ability to drive multiple projects through matrix based organization and intense collaboration, ability to adapt activity priorities to challenging deliverables
  • Ability to bring new ideas and have a strong creativity to tackle challenges issues
  • Team player with objective driven mind-set
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Excellent communication in English is a must
  • Autonomous and able to delegate and empower people


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