Head of Group Bioassay

€90000 - €110000 per annum
  1. Permanent
  1. Technical Operations, Discovery / R&D, Assay

Hobson Prior are looking for a Head of Group Bioassay to be responsible to identify and foster purposeful partnerships with key scientific influencers to drive new sources of patient value. You will join a world-wide biopharmaceutical organisation based in Belgium.

Job Responsibilities:

  • You will ensure proper management of internals (11 scientists) and contractors.
  • You will work hand in hand with the Quality Division to ensure compliance with all appropriate regulations and SOPs and with Biosafety/HSE to ensure application of all necessary security regulations.
  • Co-operate with Research and QC's or external partners to ensure analytical knowledge transfer.
  • Provide analytical support to any product and process development to ensure the success of business-critical projects.
  • Contributing to the systems management of environment and maintain ISO 140001 certification.
  • Influencing and networking beyond own team including externally (e.g. regulator through industry consortiums).
  • Representing external working groups and in international conferences, as appropriate.
  • Any other assigned tasks.

Key Skills:

  • Project management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Must have good managerial, organization, leadership and analytical skills, ability to handle multiple priorities.
  • Ability to direct the activities of analytical technicians to solve problems pertaining to development activities.


  • Ph.D. in Molecular/cell Biology or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 8 years relevant analytical development experience in a pharmaceutical company.
  • Experience in relevant bioassay analytical techniques related to Biological molecules characterization.
  • Must have experience in a GMP regulated laboratory.
  • Extensive knowledge of scientific principles relevant to bioassay analysis on NBEs such as cell-based and biochemical binding assays.
  • Experience with preparation of development reports and standard operating procedures.
  • Experience with statistical approaches for assay development/validation and data analysis for biological assays (i.e. USP1032/1033/1034; EP5.3).
  • Familiarity with lab instrument automation is a plus.

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