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R&D Scientist

Pauwels Consulting | Antwerp | Permanent, Independent, Full-time

Pauwels Consulting is a Belgian consulting firm with more than 520 experts in engineering, life sciences and IT. We offer consulting, project management and recruitment services to leading companies in Belgium and beyond. We have offices in Belgium, France, Germany and Switzerland ( .

R&D Scientist

Job description

The Mechanistic and Investigative Toxicology department is looking for a scientist with a background in high throughput screening as well as cell-based assay development for a temporary position to assist in a multidisciplinary innovation project, aiming at establishing high throughput in vitro toxicity screening assays, data generation and machine learning.

The candidate will:

  • Transfer established assays to automation to build efficient, automated HT screening
  • Execute small and large-scale screens
  • Provide technical support in cell culture for cell-based and high content screens
  • Maintain and operate automated screening instruments


  • B.SC in life sciences, preferably in cellular biology/molecular biology.
  • Ideally a few years of productive experience in a high-quality academic, biotech or pharmaceutical environment.
  • Considerable knowledge and practical experience of aseptic technique, culturing of primary cells and cell lines
  • Be familiar with the use of automation and HTS instrumentation
  • Experience with methods such as luminescence, fluorescence, alpha LISA, HRF and absorbance detection
  • Required to handle BSL2 agents and cell based assays in accordance with internal policies
  • Ability to rapidly learn and apply techniques
  • Secure and precision work-oriented
  • Willingness to carry out repetitive handling techniques


  • Challenging projects based on your interests and skills
  • Personal follow-up and clear, transparent communication both before and after commencement of employment
  • Possibility to follow extra training
  • Inspiring network events and legendary after work drinks
  • Strong network of industry leading clients
  • Expertise within IT, Engineering and Life Sciences
  • A flying start for every junior, growth opportunities and possibility to share gathered knowledge for more senior employees
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