Senior Scientific Expert (M/F)

February 3rd 2020

L’Institut de Pathologie et de Génétique (IPG asbl), est spécialisé dans le diagnostic médical en matière d'anatomopathologie, de cytogénétique, de biologie moléculaire et de microbiologie moléculaire. L’IPG occupe environ 300 personnes à Gosselies et 15 personnes à Bruxelles (Boulevard du Jardin Botanique, 29-31) et réalise plus de 250 000 analyses pour le compte d’hôpitaux en Wallonie et à Bruxelles.

Mission Description

Main Responsibilities/Tasks :

  • Coordination of the general lab activity
  • Participation in new assays development or in improvement of existing techniques
  • Validation of analytical methods
  • Verification of technical performance and raw data’s quality
  • Interpretation of raw molecular genetics results (mainly NGS)
  • Literature review
  • Redaction of medical reports
  • Communication and coordination with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Ensuring compliance to quality standards.
  • Generation of indicators and reports for management (follow-up of metrics)

Candidate profile

• Hard Skills / Experience

  • Ph.D. in Molecular Biology or related discipline (medical area would be preferred)
  • Ideally, holder of a national recognition as “medical genetic laboratory supervisor” issued by the BeSHG (a Master degree is then accepted)
  • Significant scientific expertise within the NGS/Transcriptomics & Genomics fields
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience with various molecular biology analytical methods (such as nucleic acid isolation, qPCR, digital PCR, Sanger sequencing, Next-Generation Sequencing, ...)
  • Good theoretical knowledge in human genetics and molecular diagnostic
  • Computer skills including use of software dedicated to raw molecular data’s analysis
  • Capacity of variant interpretation and classification would be a great asset
  • Proficiency in developing and optimizing molecular bioassays
  • At least passive and written knowledge of English
  • Excellent written French
  • A track record of peer-reviewed publications and scientific presentations

• Soft Skills

  • Patient-oriented
  • Result Oriented and problem solving
  • Structured and organised
  • Analytical ability and critical mind
  • Team player but able to work autonomously
  • Ready to get involved in projects with pro-active mind
  • Good communication skills
  • Business awareness: willingness to maintain and expand his/her skills through continuous education and participation to scientific meetings and congresses



We offer:

  • A long-term contract, full time (40h with time recovery scheme)
  • A salary according to your experience with extra benefits
  • Paid time-off in order to attend congress and scientific training

Contact Details

To apply, please send your résumé and cover letter to
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