Research Associate - Target expression

Confo Therapeutics, a spin-off of VIB and VUB, 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. More information about Confo’s technology and strategy can be found on

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

Research Associate - Target expression


  • You will help to implement a state of the art cell culture lab and build an efficient cell culturing engine for different eukaryotic hosts.
  • You will overexpress GPCRs in different eukaryotic expression hosts and assess recombinant receptor expression (transient and stable cell lines).
  • You support the Confobody discovery teams to assess conformation sensitivity of antibodies in cell based assays.
  • You manage Confo Therapeutics’ cell line culture capacity and inventory aligned with the Data Management System.
  • You communicate experimental progress to the project teams.


  • Bachelor in life sciences with at least one year experience in eukaryotic cell culturing in an industrial setting.
  • Proficient in eukaryotic cell transfection techniques and methods to assess heterologous protein expression such as flow cytometry and radioligand assays.
  • Experienced operator of flow cytometer and capable to analyse flow cytometry data is an asset.
  • 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.

Offer :

  • 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.


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