Preclinical Scientist

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-derived single-domain antibodies (sdAb) 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 product candidates in preclinical stage and is further broadening its platform through research on new targets, different isotopes, linker technology and combination therapies.

The preclinical team is pioneering new treatment paradigms that are important for the further clinical development of the company. Our research strives to improve the understanding and treatment efficacy and safety of novel targeted radiopharmaceuticals in relevant animal models.

Our Brussels-based preclinical team is recruiting for an enthusiastic talented Scientist within the preclinical team.

Purpose of the Position:

The Preclinical Scientist originates, plans, coordinates and performs internal and external research with the aim to innovate in the field of targeted radionuclide therapy using the camelid single-domain antibody platform.

Key Responsibilities

Scientific activities

  • Lead innovative research projects and coordinates a variety of preclinical in vitro and in vivo experiments.
  • Design and implement new R&D methodologies and approaches to answer scientific questions.
  • Ensure effective and efficient communication.
  • Is responsible for his/her own research approach and results and/or those of an intradepartmental team: plans, sources, supervises, coordinates and follows up assigned project research activities on a daily basis.
  • Interprets, documents, validates, retains and summarizes raw data and results in adequate systems (e.g. lab note books and data warehouse).

Project support

  • Reports data and results in the project team meetings and in a broader context: coordinates and supervises the planning of research and experiments; depending on the level of experience recommends best approach for experiments or even contributes to the strategy of projects.
  • Depending on the level of experience, handles one or multiple (complex) projects.
  • Represents his/her line or functional area in project core team meetings.


  • Reports in writing and orally about the progress and conclusion of work packages and discusses the outcome (in a wider context) with the supervisor and/or the project leader.
  • Prepares required/high level reports, summaries, manuscripts and other documents as appropriate; the level of the reports, … is depending on the experience of the Scientist.
  • Frequents scientific conferences and shares scientific progress by means of presentations when warranted.

Skills, Expertise and Contribution

  • Experience with cell culture and animal work.
  • Experience with conducting research projects and designing (new) in vivo experiments.
  • Experience in the field of nuclear imaging and therapy is a strong plus.
  • Works independently within the scope of his/her assigned field and supports others.
  • Ability to thrive and deliver in a fast-paced, dynamic and highly multi-tasking environment.
  • Manage third party collaborations and scout for new technologies and partners.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Has an eye for detail and is self-organized and proactive.
  • Innovative and creative mindset.
  • Preferably people management skills.
  • Keeps abreast with relevant scientific and/or technical developments.
  • Strong team player and good communication skills.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication in English.
  • Show flexibility in your work.
  • Stress resistant.

Minimal profile requirement

  • PhD relevant in the field of life science.

Our offer

  • An environment with nice colleagues that value a cooperative environment.
  • Possibility for homeworking.
  • Scale up company with a lot of opportunities and entrepreneurial atmosphere.
  • Company with the mission to improve the life quality of patients.
  • Team with different nationalities working together towards the same goal.
  • Salary package according to your qualifications, hospitalization insurance, group insurance (3% of the gross wage fully paid by employer), costs proper to employer according to level, meal cheques, eco cheques, bonus.

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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