Senior / Principal Scientist Chemistry - Brussels

Function Group: R&D / Chemistry Scientist


For a biotech company near Brussels, we are looking for a Scientist Peptide Chemistry. Their technology allows for the discovery of peptide-based drugs, inducing the aggregation of harmful proteins and thus a loss of function. In this position, you will be supporting the development of new drugs in a world with every increasing bacterial resistance.


In this position, you will join the peptide chemistry department. You will be involved in designing and synthesising these specific peptides, but also purifying and formulating them to be used in in-vivo testing. Furthermore, you will be optimising lead molecules through peptide medicinal chemistry and characterise these compounds for physicochemical, solubility and structural properties. This will also require the active coordination with external partners to augment the internal capabilities. However, working in a small biotech company, your activities will not be limited to the ones mentioned above.


The candidate will bring the following skill set/experience:

  • MSc. or PhD. in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacy or similar
  • Experience in small molecule synthesis, bioconjugate, organic synthetic and biophysical techniques
  • Expertise in peptide design, synthesis, purification and analytical characterisation techniques
  • Data processing/analysis skills
  • Previous industry experience

The person we are looking for is proactive, adaptable and is thorough, organised and independent in his work.


Being a small biotech company, you will find yourself in a dynamic environment where creativity and independency is valued. You will be exposed to a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities, thus giving large room for self-development. Together with the team, you will be on the forefront of finding new drugs in a world with ever increasing bacterial resistance. This position of-course comes with a competitive salary package.


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Lorin Raats
Consultant R&D | Biotechnological and Pharmaceutical Industry


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