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Senior Scientist – Next Generation Sequencing/ Genomics & Transcriptomics 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.

Senior Scientist – Next Generation Sequencing/ Genomics & Transcriptomics


The Senior Scientist will be an integral member of the Molecular Biology Department (Onco-Hematology Unit) and a key position to the national and international scientific development of activities (such as NGS or PCR). The Scientist will report to the Head of the Onco-Hemato Department, this position will require routine coordination with multidisciplinary operational teams.
This role is a scientific specialist in the Genomics & Transcriptomics areas who will implement tools and strategies applied to a wide range of client projects across different therapeutic areas.

Main tasks/Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the development and the delivery of scientific projects of our clients and IPG
  • Ensure the perfect execution of the technical aspects of the projects 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
  • Work with the Bioinformaticians to analyse data via new and existing methods
  • Provide disciplinary scientific leadership at internal and external meetings
  • Literature Review
  • Develop an overall knowledge of the Pharma/Biotech industry context and the ability to translate this into new business opportunities
  • Ensure compliance to quality standards set by regulations, procedures and mission
  • Improve NGS/ Genomics & Transcriptomics processes in collaboration with the team
  • Generate reports for management (follow-up of metrics)



Hard Skills/Experience

  • Ph.D. in Molecular Biology or related discipline
  • Relevant Pharma/Biotech industry experience (> 5 years)
  • Have significant scientific expertise within the NGS/Transcriptomics & Genomics fields
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience with various molecular biology analytical methods (such as nucleic acid isolation, qPCR, digital PCR, Sanger sequencing, next-generation sequencing, …)
  • GXP experience is a plus
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office
  • 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

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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