Analytical Scientist

  • Ghent, BE
  • 11 months ago

Ardena is a leading contract development organization for the pharmaceutical industry. We assist pharmaceutical companies, from virtual biotech to big pharma, in bringing their valued molecule(s) to the clinic and market. We provide a comprehensive and integrated portfolio of drug substance and drug product development services.

The Ardena Group is operating from six sites in Europe. For the Ardena branch based in Mariakerke (Gent, Belgium), we are looking for a



Ardena Gent guides a worldwide portfolio of customers through the processes of formulation and analytical development, preparation of regulatory dossiers and the manufacturing and labeling of early-phase clinical materials according to GMP appropriate standards.

The analytical laboratory plays a key role in the development and validation of analytical methods to characterize drugs and to perform quality control testing on incoming raw materials and on the finished clinical materials.


  • You prepare and perform development and quality control analyses according to method descriptions and protocols
  • You develop, install and validate analytical methods
  • You provide expert advice and active input related to analytical issues
  • You document and report the analyses and the obtained results in line with GMP standards
  • You plan, organize and control independently the attributed analytical package
  • You actively contribute to procedural documents and improvement projects related to the general lab management
  • You communicate and interact with method developer(s), compliance and project management and you align timings with Lab management and Project management timelines
  • You assist the Analytical Group Leader and the Project Manager in technical discussions with the Contract Giver
  • You initiate and document investigations and non-conformances


  • You have a university degree in science (preferably a PhD)
  • You have over 2 years of relevant professional laboratory experience e.g. chromatography (HPLC, UPLC, GC), dissolution, Karl Fisher and spectro (UV-VIS, IR)
  • You have experience in a regulated quality control environment (GMP)
  • You are flexible, a problem solver and a team player
  • You have an analytical mindset and you are stress resistant
  • You are fluent in English (written as well as spoken)


  • An attractive and tailor-made¬†remuneration package including extra-legal benefits such as
    • Compensation if you come to work by bike
    • Daily meal vouchers
    • Group/hospitalization insurance
  • Flexible working hours
  • 32 days holiday a year
  • Ability to grow your skills in a rapidly growing company with international customer portfolio
  • A dynamic working environment

If interested, please contact us and send us your cv and motivation letter via our website or email at