Lab technician / Recombinant Antibodies

Brussels VIB Nanobody Core

05 Jun 2021


VIB Nanobody Core

Technical Support


VIB is an excellence-based life sciences research institute based in Flanders, Belgium. With more than 1500 highly-qualified scientists, VIB focuses on translating basic research results into applications which improve our quality of life.

The VIB Nanobody Core is a Core facility of VIB, based at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. The VIB Nanobody Core focuses on the generation, characterization, and engineering of the camelid-derived single-domain antibodies (VHHs), termed Nanobodies®. The Nanobodies generated by VIB Nanobody Core are further developed, together with various research groups and pharma partners, as research tools, diagnostics, therapeutics, etc. The numerous past and present partnerships with pharma and world top research groups are testimony to the recognition of VIB Nanobody Core as a world leader in the Nanobody® field. To support our activities, we are looking for a technician with experience in molecular and cellular biological techniques. We offer an exciting work environment, excellent training courses, a renewable contract, and competitive salary and benefits.

Job description

  • Generation and screening of phage display Nanobody libraries.
  • Cloning, engineering, expression and purification of Nanobodies.
  • Characterization of Nanobodies (e.g., by ELISA, FACS, SPR, Uncle, …).
  • Growth and maintenance of cell cultures (Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic)
  • Support in the day-to-day functioning of the lab.


  • Bachelor degree or higher in Biology, Biotechnology, Bioengineering.
  • Experience in recombinant antibody (e.g., Nanobody, scFv) generation, identification, characterization, and engineering.
  • Experience in phage display, panning, FACS characterization, Affinity determination (SPR, Octet) and purification of recombinant antibodies .
  • Team player but also capable of handling tasks independently.
  • Strong sense of responsibility and eager to learn new concepts and techniques, flexible in working hours.
  • IT skills and ability to work with Office software, DNA and protein analysis software.
  • Good command of English, both oral and written.
  • Industrial (biotech / pharma) experience is a plus.

How to apply?

Please send us a letter of interest describing your motivation to apply for this job, your CV and the coordinates of at least 2 references.