Scientist – Research and development

Permanent contract



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Operations — Engineering/production

Business industry

Life sciences

Minimum level of education required

Doctoral Degree (PhD)

Minimum level of experience required

All levels of experience

Contractual hours

Full time




Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium

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Job description


AKKA is an international engineering consulting and R&D services company. As an innovation accelerator for its clients, AKKA supports leading industry players in the automotive, aerospace, rail, space, defense, energy and life sciences sectors throughout the life cycle of their products with cutting edge digital technologies

With more than 22.000 experts in over 25 countries, AKKA is one of the leaders in its field. In Belgium, we have close to 1000 experts active in different technical fields.


Job description

We are looking for a candidate experienced in the maintenance/differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and in CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing techniques. Practical experience in molecular and cellular biology techniques like RT-qPCR, western blot, immunostaining/microscopy/image analysis and Flow cytometry is desirable.


Skills and Experience Required

• PhD in cell biology, molecular, genetics or related biological life science

• 3+ years hands-on experience with mammalian cell culture including challenging cell types such as iPSCs, primary neuronal cells or organoids.



As an AKKA consultant, you will be:

  • In charge of diverse transversal and empowering projects
  • Supported in your career by your AKKA Manager
  • Actor of your training plan and your personal and professional development
  • Member of a dynamic and collaborative community of engineers
  • Benefiting from a permanent contract
  • Benefiting from a competitive salary packages including several extra-legal benefits.
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