Biomedical Expert

Tewerkstelling in: Mechelen


The Red Cross Flanders Blood Service is a professional organisation whose core principles are quality, safety and efficiency. In addition to collecting and providing a continuous, adequate and safe supply of blood products to the majority of hospitals in Flanders, the Blood Service is a key player in the field of transfusion and transplantation. Among its high-tech labs is the Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics lab, where analyses are performed to determine whether a donors’ blood, stem cells or organs are suitable for the patients who require them. These tests are carried out using serological and molecular techniques, such as next generation sequencing.

  • As a Biomedical Expert, you will monitor the formal compliance of the test results with the established acceptance criteria. You will handle and document the technical validations which will, ultimately, be medically authorised by the clinical biologist;
  • You will monitor the day-to-day QC problems within the lab, with the aim of safeguarding continuity;
  • Working closely with the quality coordinator, you will encourage others to work in accordance with the quality standards and, where necessary, initiate corrective actions with regard to laboratory-technical and medical matters;
  • You will provide training to laboratory technicians with regard to the medical and technical aspects of the tests and ensure that their knowledge is always up to date;
  • You will initiate and support projects in order to guarantee the provision of a state-of-the-art service;
  • You will oversee and contribute to the further development of the LIS (lab information system) and keep the application software up to date, recording any problems that may arise;
  • You will actively contribute to maintaining the continuity of the service and work closely with the laboratory management;
  • You will perform applied research work with the aim of advancing medical laboratory diagnostics – where necessary you will propagate your expertise through scientific publications and presentations.


  • Minimum MSc in Biomedical Sciences, Biology or Bio-Engineering Sciences. Preferably a PhD;
  • At least 4 years of lab-tech experience;
  • Experience in molecular biology and transplant immunology is a significant advantage;
  • You have a particular affinity for IT applications and automation;
  • You are analytical and results oriented, and have experience of working in a project-based manner;
  • You are familiar with quality management systems, and ideally you are also familiar with the LEAN methodology;
  • Good verbal and written language skills in Dutch and English. If you currently don’t have knowledge of the Dutch language, you are willing to learn on an intensive level.

Ons aanbod

  • A challenging full-time role (80% is negotiable) in one of the most advanced technological laboratories;
  • A friendly, dynamic and pleasant work environment;
  • A competitive remuneration package in accordance with your experience. 

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