Scientist – Target Discovery

Bruxelles (BE)
mercredi 27 septembre 2017
Date limite
vendredi 27 octobre 2017
Niveau d'expérience
Non communiqué
Type de contrat
Temps de travail
Temps plein

Confo Therapeutics, a spin-off of VIB and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, is a drug discovery company built around a disruptive technology which enables it to address ‘undruggable’ GPCRs. The company is building a portfolio of transformative medicines in various disease areas. Confo Therapeutics is currently located on the Etterbeek campus of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and on the Technology Park in Zwijnaarde/Ghent.

Confo Therapeutics is looking for talented and enthusiastic scientists to expand its international team helping to build its discovery portfolio. More information about its technology can be found on the Company’s Website (

Confo Therapeutics offers a culturally-diverse English speaking working environment in the heart of Europe, in Belgium, a few hours away from Europe’s capital cities.

For the expansion of their target discovery team in Brussels, we are looking for a (m/f):

Scientist – Target Discovery


Your main responsibilities are:

  • You develop and implement single event sorting to screen for eukaryotic cell lines that overexpress GPCRs.
  • You collaborate with an expert academic lab to implement the eukaryotic expression of GPCRs.
  • You support the Confobody discovery for therapeutic targets up to the implementation of Confobody enabled drug screening.
  • You communicate progress to the project team.


  • PhD or equivalent experience related to the expression of integral membrane proteins in eukaryotic hosts (insect, mammalian or yeast cells) with strong interest in GPCR biology.
  • Profound knowledge and expert operator of magnetic and fluorescence activated single cell sorting.
  • Hands-on expertise with lentiviral transduction of eukaryotic cells is preferred.
  • Profound expertise in GPCR biochemistry or skilled in antibody discovery are assets.
  • Bench oriented and trained preferentially in a biotech environment.
  • Scientific integrity, solid analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Working accurately and self-motivating.
  • Enthusiastic team player in a small company setting.
  • Excellent communication skills in English.


  • A competitive compensation package with extensive benefits
  • An entrepreneurial and stimulating working environment in a growing and ambitious biotech company
  • Excellent career development opportunity, with exposure to all aspects of R&D in the company


Please send your CV together with an adapted cover letter via or to Ref: S-TD.

Your application and related information will remain strictly confidential.


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