Technology Expert for New Technologies, Tech Watch Core

Ghent VIB Technologies

07 Jun 2024


VIB Technologies


Scientific Services and Support



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 [email protected]

VIB values diversity - in backgrounds and in experiences. The institute needs people from all backgrounds and ways of life to help build a thriving scientific environment. VIB is therefore looking for candidates who are not only strong in their own aptitudes but care deeply about supporting each other's growth. VIB's collaborators are people with different strengths, experiences and backgrounds, who share a passion for science that generates impact in science and in society. Diversity not only includes race and gender identity, but also nationality, age, disability status, sexual orientation, religion and many other parts of one’s identity. All of VIB’s employees’ points of view are key to its success, and inclusion is everyone's responsibility.