Senior Scientist, Immunology iPSC-based Cell Therapy R&D

Mont Saint Guibert, Belgium

As a Senior Scientist in Immunology, focusing on human iPSC Cell Therapy R&D, your key responsibilities will be to develop new iPSC differentiation processes and associated analytical methods to lead to the generation of human iPSC-based immunotherapies. You have a strong background in immunology or developmental immunology.

You are self-motivated and energetic with a strong focus on innovation, and critical thinking, and with experience in a service organization or demonstrable soft skills that are needed for commercial projects. As part of the job responsibility includes hands-on processes development, the preferred candidate is a motivated researcher with desire to work in a laboratory including occasional cell maintenance during the weekend.


  • Lead and deliver R&D studies focused upon the generation of novel iPSC-derived immune cell types according to defined timelines, budget and milestones. Customer sponsored projects are part of the position
  • Manage the testing of new approaches and generate high quality analytical readouts to develop, optimize and characterize iPSC differentiation processes and/or final immune cell products
  • Coordinate work with the scientific team
  • Provide scientific background and feedback on results to the scientific team
  • Ensure accurate internal data reporting
  • Generate scientific proposals to resolve key technical hurdles
  • Be up to date with scientific literature and maintain knowledge concerning relevant new research and new technologies within Ncardia’s scientific field
  • Represent the CTI group internally and collaborate with teams from other areas
  • Contribute to or lead scientific presentations and collaboration with external stakeholders
  • Draft and review Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Participate in technology transfer of processes to the Manufacturing group


  • Ph.D. or Post-doc in developmental immunology or cell biology, immunology, or other relevant discipline
  • Demonstrated strong scientific and technical background (publication record, funding or patent applications, collaborations)
  • Experience with flow cytometry, qPCR and functional immunological assays (e.g., cytokine release assay, flow cytometry, cytotoxicity, and proliferation assays)
  • Familiarity with generation and interpretation of large datasets
  • Attention to detail, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organization, project and time management skills. Timelines may be demanding
  • Capacity to innovate and contribute to company IP
  • Good communicator and team-player
  • Can maintain flexibility in a dynamic environment
  • Proficiency in English, both written and spoken

Additional experience of value

  • Expertise in stem cell biology with experience in expansion and differentiation of human iPSCs
  • Familiarity with QbD/DoE approaches
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements for Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)

Job Location: Mont Saint Guibert, Belgium

Position Type: Full-Time

Start Date: Immediately

We offer you a challenging position in a dynamic biotech company with room for personal growth and development. We provide a competitive salary package based on your education and experience.


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