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2 Senior Clinical Laboratory Scientists – Cytogenetics & Cell Culture is an entity of the Institute of Pathology and Genetics (IPG), a Belgian human diagnostic company offering bio-analytical testing in Molecular Biology, Cytogenetics and Immuno-histochemistry for the Pharma and Biotech Industry.

2 Senior Clinical Laboratory Scientists – Cytogenetics & Cell Culture


The 2 Senior Scientists will be integral members of the Molecular & Cellular Biology Department and have a key position to the national and international scientific development of activities.
One Scientist will fully integrate the constitutional unit. In charge of cytogenetics requests focused on stem cells.
One Scientist will fully integrate the acquired diseases cytogenetic unit in charge of cytogenetics requests focused on haematological cancers and solid tumours.
Both will report to the medical cytogenetic laboratory supervisor of these specifics sectors.

Main tasks/Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the development and the delivery of scientific projects of our clients for entity and establishment of the IPG cytogenetic clinical report in collaboration with the cytogenetics team.
  • Ensure the perfect execution of the technical aspects of the cytogenetics studies and provide scientific input to the client thorough the project
  • Communicate and coordinate with multi-disciplinary teams to meet timelines
  • Build strong collaborative relationships with the different internal and external stakeholders for the smooth running of projects
  • Participate in new assay development
  • Develop and validate analytical methods
  • Provide disciplinary scientific leadership at internal and external meetings
  • Literature Review
  • Develop an overall knowledge of the Pharma/Biotech industry in the Cytogenetics context and the ability to translate this into new business opportunities
  • Ensure compliance to quality standards set by regulations, procedures and mission.
  • Generate reports for management (follow-up of metrics)



Hard Skills/Experience

  • Ph.D. in Biology or related discipline in Oncology or Stem Cell Therapy
  • Medical Genetic Laboratory Supervisor Certificate is a plus
  • Relevant Pharma/Biotech industry experience (> 5 years)
  • High level of proficiency with Cell Culture standard methods such as aseptic technique, cell culture media preparation, maintenance of mammalian cell lines and cryopreservation (Mandatory to integrate the constitutional unit).
  • Have significant scientific expertise within the Genomics fields
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience with various (molecular)cytogenetics methods (karyotype, Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization, Copy Number detection methods)
  • GXP experience is a plus
  • A proven understanding of statistics, quantitative data analysis, data mining and knowledge of LIMS systems
  • Proficiency in developing and optimizing molecular bioassays
  • A track record of peer-reviewed publications and scientific presentations
  • Knowledge of French and English is mandatory

Soft Skills

  • Result Oriented and problem solving
  • Customer Oriented
  • Analytical ability
  • Team spirit
  • Business awareness

We offer :

  • A long-term contract, full time (40h with time recovery scheme)
  • A salary according to your experience with extra benefits
  • Paid time-off in order to attend congress and scientific training

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