14.03.2022

Scientist Organic - Radiochemistry

Precirix is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to extending and improving the lives of cancer patients by designing and developing novel radiopharmaceuticals, using camelid single-domain antibody fragments labeled with radioisotopes. The company’s lead product, CAM-H2, is being evaluated in a Phase I/II trial targeting metastatic HER2-positive cancer. In addition, the company has two pre-clinical programs leveraging the technology strengths.

We do this with an international team of highly dedicated professionals, eager to make a difference, passionate about the science, its much-needed application and so proud to drive us forward to reach our ambitions - together. Our Brussels-based Radiochemistry team is looking for an enthusiastic and talented Scientist Organic - Radiochemistry.

Purpose of the Position:

Undertake pioneering research initiatives to strengthen the company’s pipeline of radiopharmaceuticals.

Key Responsibilities

Scientific activities

  • Organic synthesis of precursors for radiolabeling (chelators, prosthetic groups, etc.)
  • Develop new methodologies and approaches with regard to the radiolabeling of compounds
  • Improve existing and develop new chromatographic methods to analyze and purify radiolabeled compounds (radio-HPLC, TLC)
  • Act as a subject matter expert in the application of a particular scientific field or methodology

Project Support

  • Report about data and results in the project team meetings

  • Depending on the level of experience, assist in one or multiple (complex) projects

Communication

  • Document, retain and summarize experimental data and results in adequate systems (e.g. electronic lab note books and databases)
  • Prepare written reports as appropriate
  • Report about scientific activities and laboratory support during meetings

Profile requirements

  • Expected educational qualifications: PhD or Master with equivalent experience in a relevant field of medicinal chemistry - background in organic chemistry is preferred
  • Experience in working with radioactivity is a bonus, as well as good knowledge of analytical systems such as HPLC
  • Work independently within the scope of his/her assigned field and supports others
  • Keep abreast with relevant scientific and/or technical developments by searching literature and other sources independently and by attending national/international conferences
  • Experience with drafting patent applications is a plus
  • Willingness to present at scientific conferences and to publish in relevant scientific journals
  • Self-organized and hands-on
  • Strong team player
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Can deal with significant responsibilities and is stress-resistant
  • Show flexibility in your work

We offer you

A new job in a cutting-edge scientific field in an organization that is ambitious, growing fast and sensibly; with a competitive package and room to grow.

Want to explore this opportunity? Mail us at jobs@precirix.com with a letter of motivation and your cv; and we will get in touch with you.

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