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Translational Research Scientist

Our client based in Brussels is currently looking for a Translational Research Scientist in oncology.

Job description

As Translational Research Scientist, you act as the coordinator of the TR development of our client's projects.


Translational research implementation in the company's trials :

  • You participate in the development of the TR part of protocol outlines interacting with the clinical research physician, the statistician, the clinical scientist, pathobiology group, the TR investigators, and the clinical investigators. Critical review of the outlines is expected.
  • You facilitate the interpretation, communication, and integration of TR advisory committee comments into study protocols. You review the TR and pathology protocol chapters.
  • You participate in the technical development of projects involving TR. This includes database set-up, forms design, project management, and interface with the HQ units and investigators (e.g. for pathology review protocol chapters, working with the pathologists to determine correct pathology review process).
  • You provide advices to project managers on how to set up biobanking and TR procedures in the protocol (tissue processing, sending, collection, storing).
  • You work on developing and maintaining a TR project database to enable tracking of the TR portfolio of the company, in conjunction with other units at the company HQ.
  • You provide advices to data managers on the design of sample collection forms (sample CRFs).

Database & Documentation

  • You coordinate the development of the tissue bank database and data management system for TR within the scope of the clinical trials (e.g. samples tool, sample CRF template).
  • You assist in developing policies, work instructions and procedures for managing TR samples and data within the scope of the company and associated documentation.


  • You have relevant clinical or biomedical Ph.D or MD and 3 years of relevant experience 


  • You hold a MSc/MRes, pharmacy degree and demonstrate 4 years of relevant experience
  • (Relevant experience can be any research role in clinical trials, drug development or applied research in academic, hospital or industry setting)
  • You have at least 3 years’ experience leading to a degree of specialist knowledge of the medical and scientific activities related to oncology
  • You have credibility in scientific environments
  • Having R&D drug development experience is an advantage
  • You are a dynamic self-starter
  • You are able to work independently and manage competing priorities
  • You are well organized and flexible
  • You are able to function well in a team, whether motivating collaborators and colleagues to move projects forward or providing support to ongoing collaborations
  • You are able to write and check content and quality of scientific documents
  • You prove to be a good communicator with a broad range of stakeholders
  • You have excellent skills in spoken and written English