Jonas De Backer
Communications Coordinator
Phone: +32 9 241 80 41


knowledge for growth brings together ambitious job seekers and leading life sciences companies looking for talent.

The companies listed below will be recruiting at knowledge for growth 2017. 

You can find most of them in the exhibition hall (see floor plan). Please note that, in order to visit the exhibition, you will have to register as a delegate first (more info on delegate registration). Graduating bachelor and master students in the life sciences have free access to the afternoon programme, but registration is mandatory via the delegate registration form.

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Want to make progress?

To strive for improvement and to establish team spirit are crucial in our company. We strongly believe that we can achieve more together.

Our company culture is based on respect, sense for responsibility, an open mindset and strive for excellence, and these values are represented in our daily operations. We invest in our employees, because if our people grow, Agidens does as well.

Are you looking for growth, both personally and professionally, and do you consider Agidens as a good opportunity? We just might have the right job for you! Have a look at our open vacancies on

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Bluebee offers its high-performance genome analysis platform as an industrially secured private cloud solution.  The platform connects the sequencer infrastructure with the diagnostics workflow in an extremely secure, transparent and highly effective way. The Bluebee solution enables bioinformaticians to configure, extend, version, run and manage DNA pipelines very efficiently and flexibly. Easy migration of existing bioinformatics applications and pipelines plus support from Bluebee enables smooth and rapid onboarding to the Bluebee platform.

The multi layered security includes digital signing and encryption techniques which ensures the origin and integrity of all data flowing across the platform. Data is processed in high-security and regulatory compliant computer centres globally.

Bluebee consists of bright, talented people working in a challenging, diverse, and rapidly evolving field. Bluebee fosters innovation and focus, combining accountability with responsibility and encouraging initiative, teamwork and respectful, candid and open communication.

Please see available positions.

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Let’s co-create value for Life Sciences CMAST provides Consultancy, Project Management and Business Supporting IT solutions for Life Science Companies and more specific in the field of Strategic Collaborations, R&D and Supply Chain. We are driven by a talented team and innovative methodologies in a dynamic environment. CMAST is a place where it’s fun to work and room for innovation and personal development. Our shared knowledge and expertise are the foundation of strong customer relationships and mutual successes. Today CMAST is one of the fastest growing companies in his segment. To support this growth and guarantee customer satisfaction we are continuously looking for the best talent, going from the high potentials to senior professionals who are seeking a new challenge. We take care of the framework to onboard you in the most optimal way; we provide training and coaching programs and installed tools to stimulate knowledge sharing and collaborative working – everything what talent needs to grow. Would you like to co-create your and our future? Apply on

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Deloitte is the leading services firm in Belgium. We are structured in five competencies: Audit & Risk Advisory, Accountancy, Tax & Legal, Financial Advisory and Consulting. More than 3600 people in 11 offices across the country serve national and international companies, from small and middle businesses, to public sector and non-profit organisations, including many innovative biotech startup companies. Deloitte has set up an Innovation Center of Excellence that gathers experts from all its business units to serve young Hi-Tech companies. This team of experts is available to innovative companies through one central point of contact. Hence, the Innovation Center functions as a unique easily accessible partner for entrepreneurs in providing fast and integrated solutions. Biotech companies have typically turned to Deloitte for audit or accounting services, R&D tax services, global employer services, market access and health economics services, corporate law and social law services, IT data / security / QA management services. Deloitte stands for talent and it shows in everything we do. We distinguish ourselves not only by our qualities as a Belgian market leader but also by the values we share every day with our employees and clients throughout the world.

Looking for a career in the Life Sciences and Health Care industry? More information available on

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DOCS provides global strategic resourcing and FSP services to the biopharmaceutical and medical device industries. Founded in 1997, DOCS has grown to become the premier resourcing provider for the clinical development industry. At DOCS, we are driven by our core values that guide our culture and support our goal to become a Trusted Partner. Our five core values are: OUR PEOPLE: We attract, source, develop and retain the best talent to enables us provide world-class people and solutions for our clients. EXCELLENCE: We never stop looking for new, better ways of working. ACCOUNTABILITY: We take responsibility for our actions, owning our client’s problems and proactively looking for solutions. INTEGRITY: Becoming a trusted partner means being honest, respectful and ethically sound, at all times. OPENNESS: We encourage and facilitate an open and inclusive environment for a diverse global network of employees and stakeholders.

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Galapagos (Euronext & NASDAQ: GLPG) is a clinical-stage biotechnology company specialized in the discovery and development of small molecule medicines with novel modes of action. Our pipeline comprises Phase 3, 2, 1, pre-clinical and discovery studies in cystic fibrosis, inflammation, fibrosis, osteoarthritis and other indications.  We have discovered and developed filgotinib: in collaboration with Gilead we aim to bring this JAK1-selective inhibitor for inflammatory indications to patients all over the world.  Galapagos is focused on the development and commercialization of novel medicines that will improve people’s lives. The Galapagos group, including fee-for-service subsidiary Fidelta, has approximately 480 employees, operating from its Mechelen, Belgium headquarters and facilities in The Netherlands, France, and Croatia.

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‘Caring for the world, one person at a time’... inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. We embrace research and science - bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Employees of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world. Janssen Pharmaceutica joined the Johnson & Johnson group in 1961. Today, Janssen Pharmaceutica is one of the most innovative pharmaceutical companies in the world. Our research and development centre develops products for a wide range of disease areas, such as mental disorders, neurological problems, infectious diseases, immunological disorders, cancer, and cardiovascular and metabolic conditions. Discover all our opportunities on

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Innovation and entrepreneurship in biotechnology, medical technology and pharmaceuticals are the driving force behind major medical breakthroughs. As one of the few European investment banks, Kempen & Co has a leading position in providing life sciences and healthcare companies the best possible advice and execution in mergers & acquisitions and capital market transactions. Our specialist market and industry expertise enable our professionals to provide top-level research and financial advice to our international client base, consisting of private- and public companies, private equity, venture capital, family offices, management teams, (majority) shareholders and institutional generalist as well as life sciences specialist investors.

We are constantly seeking for interns and (young) professionals who combine life science with business and/or financial interest, to strengthen our life science corporate finance and equity research teams.

Interested to chat at KfG?

Send a message to Jan De Kerpel, Executive Director Corporate Finance Life Science or Jean-Paul Mannie, Head of Life Science research.

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We are a personalized talent sourcing company relying on a network of more than 2500 experts and managers. We are in touch with companies, employees and freelancers.

We have personally built our career in life sciences and in the medical device industry in Europe and US for more than 20 years. We believe that you can profit from our professional contacts. Our passion and experience for the life science and medical device industry allows us to be your trusted partner.

We hire and place key-staff team members in strategic and management roles, product development, R&D, lab operations, quality control, quality assurance, clinical studies, business development and sales execution.

- We work for companies looking for that specific key- person in their organisation.

- We work with individuals enabling their key-move in their career, allowing growth, leverage or exploration of hidden talents.

- We work with freelancers who seek an extension or a new assignment.

We place in the Benelux market and we source internationally.

If you want to know more:

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NLO is one of the larger European firms providing specialist advice in the field of intellectual property in all its aspects for more than 125 years. Our goal is to enter into and maintain long term relationships with our clients by combining high quality expertise with an effective and client-focused approach, by investing in innovative and sustainable solutions and systems to service our clients worldwide.

Clients include many Belgium, foreign and multinational organizations engaged in a wide variety of commercial activities and specialist fields. NLO has offices in Belgium, Ghent and in the Netherlands (The Hague, Amsterdam, Ede and Eindhoven) and employs a staff of over 180.

NLO’s patent attorneys work for clients who are continually working on innovation, strengthening their market position and expanding their portfolio. Protecting and strengthening patents can directly contribute to a company’s success. Are you interested in a career at NLO? Visit for more information.

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Novellas Healthcare is a Belgium based specialist recruitment company. We provide tailor-made staffing solutions to employers and candidates in Life Science and Healthcare. We offer temporary/flexible and permanent staffing solutions. We recruit a wide variety of profiles, ranging from associate level co-workers to management profiles (managers, directors, team leaders etc.) to occupy various roles.

Looking for a new professional challenge in  Life Science of Healthcare?

We at Novellas Healthcare would like to help you. As a recruitment agency specialized in life sciences and healthcare jobs, we have the right people and tools to help you find and get the challenge you are searching for. Our job offer covers a substantial part of the life sciences domain.

- Clinical research

- Medical affairs

- Regulatory Affairs

- Market access

- Sales & Marketing

- International functions

Looking for something else?

Have a look at our job offer or feel free to upload your resume, so we can contact you as soon as we have found a vacancy that might fit you.

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Are you a student with a Bachelor or Master degree in life sciences or are you an experienced life sciences consultant and do you want to take your career to the next level? Make sure to visit us at Booth 102. We have interesting career opportunities for you!

If you join our team you will work on challenging projects for leading companies in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. We help clients in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Germany and Switzerland so there are plenty of career paths to choose from.

At Pauwels Consulting you will find a great team of knowledgeable consultants, opportunities for continuous education and a very personal approach. We know you by name, we know your goals and we know how we can help you reach your goals. We could go on describing all your benefits, but we'd rather tell you in person. So please visit us at Booth 102. We look forward to helping you find your dream job.

P.S. You can find our current job openings here:

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Our consultants(colleagues) are our most important asset, with whom we are constantly looking to make a difference. Therefore, their knowledge and expertise are key to the company growth.

We only hire passionate people, regardless of the needs of our current projects. We don’t just want to build a team of consultants. Our ambition is to build a team of experts who are able to take on a variety of roles.

That’s why we offer our consultants multiple training programs and a personal development plan, so they can grow both professionally and personally.

And you, are you ready for a new challenge in the life sciences industry? Are you ready to be part of a diverse and inclusive culture that drives on innovation, diverse environments and business success?

Then don’t hesitate any longer and fill in our application form on our website!

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Randstad Professionals life sciences manages a pool of highly skilled permanent and freelance employees. We are always looking for the following profiles:

R&D / pre-clinical:
Lab technician (clinical / chemical)
R&D Technician
Scientist PhD

Clinical Trials:
Clinical Research (CTA, CRA, CRM)
Data Manager
Medical Advisor
Trial Physician

Regulatory Affairs
Quality Assurance
Medical Writer

Manufacturing Post Market
Engineer in:
Batch Release
Supply Chain

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With locations in Leuven, Ghent and near Amsterdam, with a team of 70 CRAs and PM’s we are well placed to support our top 20 pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device clients with a local affiliate in the Benelux with their clinical study activities.


The Clinical Company offers a range of clinical services, such as feasibility studies/site selection, monitoring services and SAE handling. These  projects are either managed from our clients offices or from our offices in Ghent and Leuven. We also offer the possibility of working permanently at our clients who require additional permanent resources (permanent placement).

Why work for The Clinical Company

Our Clinical staff is well trained and benefits from the local knowledge of The Clinical Company. They are always coached by a Clinical Company Team Manager, are always challenged to perform to their best abilities and benefit from both professional and personal support.

We are dedicated to and focused on Clinical operations: our Clinical Staff is involved in the development of our Clinical Research Training programs. We organize monthly meetings for our clinical staff where we invite key-note speakers to discuss trending topics in clinical research. Moreover we support our staff in their career path and their ambition to evolve.

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V.O. Patents & Trademarks is one of the larger independent Intellectual Property firms in Europe. We offer services in patent and trademark protection, as well as market and engineering intelligence in terms of IP.

We have wide expertise and many years of experience in Chemistry, Electronics, Life Sciences, Mechanics and Physics. More than 60 attorneys support clients worldwide to maximize the value of their intellectual property.

Clients range from tech starters and midsized innovators to knowledge centers and multinationals. They include leading national and international companies and institutes. With ten offices in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, we operate in a global network of professionals.

Our work is recognized worldwide by the IP industry. V.O. is praised as "a center of excellence" in Intellectual Asset Magazine and in 2016 we received The Netherlands prosecution IP Firm of the Year Award from Managing IP Magazine.

Visit for more information about jobs at V.O. Patents & Trademarks.

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Vandycke & Partners is one of the leading executive search & consulting company working for the life sciences industry.

Founded over more than 25 years by Michel Vandycke and privately hold, we have built a solid network and expertise in executive search-recruitment and outsourcing and are the partner of choice for a wide range of life science’s industries, from a start up to small –medium and largest companies.

We are working with passion, are devoted to the success of our clients, are ethical in our actions, and meticulous in our methods. We are doing what is right not what’s easy Mediconsult is the outsourcing division of Vandycke & Partners and was created 20 years ago.
Since then we are one of the preferred partners for our clients to deliver the most professional clinical research, medical, marketing, sales and regulatory outsourcing services.

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At different ages, we make different career choices – and this requires different approaches. XPE Pharma & Science’s goal is to ensure that XPErts like you find their way through the jungle to the best opportunities.

We will help you develop your talents and expertise. Looking for a permanent position? Or would you like to develop your expertise while working on different projects? Do you want to be guided in your career development?

Our promises:

We take care of our XPErts and guide you in your daily tasks

We are down to earth and listen to your needs

We are XPErts by nature in HR and develop your future career

XPE Pharma & Science openly shares its market and HR knowledge with you so you can make the right choices. But don’t take our word for it.

Check the testimonials on our website or talk anonymously to one of our XPErts/insiders

4 expertise domains:

Clinical, Technical, Medical and Sales & Marketing