Scientific collaborator Radiochemistry (m/f)


Job description

As scientific collaborator Radiochemistry, you are responsible for the experimental research projects as part of the synthesis of radioisotopes and labelled molecules for the development of new radiopharmaceuticals. These multidisciplinary projects are challenging and often carried out in collaboration with other SCK•CEN groups such as Radiobiology, RP Dosimetry and Calibration and Belgian Reactor 2.
More specifically, this function consists of the following aspects:

  • converting research subjects into feasible research projects in accordance with the strategic lines of the Radiochemistry group;
  • carrying out and accompanying scientific experimental research on your own or as part of a team;
  • leading research projects fully respecting the targets, planning and budget fixed including reporting of the project (project plan, reports of the progress made, procedures,…);
  • the critical analysis, interpretation and processing of results in scientific reports and publications;
  • putting forward research results in presentations during (international) meetings, symposia, conferences,…
  • accompanying and leading interns, students doing a master’s thesis and PhD students;
  • as an expert in this field, keeping your specific knowledge and expertise up to date;
  • initiating, broadening and maintaining your professional network and collaboration with universities, research institutions and companies for the current and future projects.

Required qualifications

  • PhD in Sciences or Applied Sciences in chemistry;
  • knowledge of organic chemistry (organic synthesis and characterization) is required;
  • knowledge of solvent extraction and separation chemistry is a strong asset;
  • relevant professional experience is an asset;
  • being prepared to work with radioactive materials in controlled areas;
  • being extremely skilful when carrying out and accompanying chemical experiments;
  • being able to work creatively, on your own and being result-oriented;
  • being enthusiast and company-oriented;
  • being team-oriented with good communication and management skills in order to work in an international context within a multidisciplinary team;
  • strong organisational and written reporting skills;
  • good knowledge of office tools;
  • fluent in English and knowledge of Dutch or willing to learn it in the short term.


Should you have any questions, please contact

Verbruggen Véronique
+32 (0)14 33 25 79