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Technology Expert for New Technologies, Tech Watch Core

Closing date
6 Sep 2024

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Life Science
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time
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Background The Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) is a life sciences research institute in Belgium, renowned for pioneering research and excellence in technology transfer. VIB Technologies, the centralized scientific research infrastructure of the institute, provides scientists with access to cutting-edge technologies. The program comprises the Tech Watch Core and 11 state-of-the-art core facilities, supporting the institute’s 1900 researchers with specialized expertise. Our team of over 100 staff members is dedicated to advancing scientific discovery.

VIB Tech Watch Core proactively monitors technological advancements and is currently seeking a highly motivated and creative scientist to join our team of technologists. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in exploring and assessing novel and emerging technologies. This position offers a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic scientist to evaluate new technologies and coordinate technology assessments at VIB. If you are passionate about innovation and want to be at the forefront of recent technological developments, we invite you to join our dynamic team.

Key Responsibilities
  • Identify and stay updated with the latest advancements in emerging technologies.
  • Reach out to technology providers to set up collaborations.
  • Design and execute experiments to explore and validate new technologies.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to derive meaningful conclusions for each technology.
  • Present findings at internal and external meetings.
  • Manage projects to enable efficient technology evaluation.
  • Report findings and conclusions to relevant stakeholders.
  • Master's or Ph.D. degree in Life Sciences or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in research is desired.
  • Experience in protein biology and/or metabolomics assays is desired.
  • Mindset for supporting and enabling science of other research labs.
  • Interest in testing and implementing novel methods/technologies.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams across different research settings.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Team player with strong social, communication and didactic skills.
We offer
  • An open-ended contract.
  • Attractive salary package and benefits.
  • Stimulating international work environment in a great team
  • Opportunity to explore state-of-the-art technologies.
  • Starting date: as soon as possible.
How to apply? Please complete the online application procedure and include a detailed CV, and a motivation letter explaining why you are interested in this position.

For more information or questions, please contact VIB Technologies at


VIB’s core mission is to generate disruptive insights in the molecular underpinning of life and to translate these actively into impactful innovations for patients and society. VIB is an independent research institute where some 1,800 top scientists from Belgium and abroad conduct pioneering basic research. As such, they are pushing the boundaries of what we know about molecular mechanisms and how they rule living organisms such as human beings, animals, plants, and microorganisms. Based on a close partnership with five Flemish universities – Ghent University, KU Leuven, University of Antwerp, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and Hasselt University – and supported by a solid funding program, VIB unites the expertise of all its collaborators and research groups in a single institute. VIB’s technology transfer activities translate research results into concrete benefits for society such as new diagnostics and therapies and agricultural innovations. These applications are often developed by young start-ups from VIB or through collaborations with other companies. This also leads to additional employment and bridges the gap between scientific research and entrepreneurship. VIB also engages actively in the public debate on biotechnology by developing and disseminating a wide range of science-based information. 

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