Passion and Purpose.

At Flamingo, cancer patients are at the center of everything we do.  Our mission is to bring innovation to the field of oncology by creating new, targeted medicines based on novel antisense chemistries that improve the lives of patients.

Open Positions

About Flamingo

Flamingo Therapeutics is a dynamic and rapidly expanding biotech company specializing in cancer therapeutics. With a strategic partnership with Ionis Pharmaceuticals, the world leader in RNA therapeutics, we are aiming to develop next-generation treatments against targets considered “undruggable” by conventional chemistries. Our lab is based in the new Arenberg Accelerator in Leuven, and we have team members in France and the USA.


We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic Research Associate to join our international research team based in Leuven, Belgium. The successful candidate will play a critical role in supporting the daily activities at the animal facility including, conducting experiments, handling mice, tissue processing and supporting various aspects of our oncology translational research linked to our clinical programs. Collaborating closely with our cross-functional team of scientists, you’ll contribute significantly to the advancement of innovative cancer therapies


  • Execute in vivo experiments following established protocols, including tumor implantation, tumor measurement using calipers, administering treatments, and monitoring animal health.
  • Handle laboratory animals with care and in compliance with ethical guidelines and regulatory requirements.
  • Collect samples (blood, tumors and organs)and prepare them for FACS and molecular analysis.
  • Collaborate with fellow researchers to plan and execute experiments effectively.
  • Contribute to daily laboratory management, including inventory management, equipment maintenance.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date laboratory records using an electronic lab notebook system, reports and presentations.
  • Adhere strictly to standard operating procedures (SOPs) and safety protocols.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization in the laboratory workspace.


  • Bachelor’s degree in laboratory technology, biotechnology, life sciences or related field.
  • FELASA B certificate
  • Experience working with laboratory mice preferably in an oncology research setting.
  • Proficiency in mice handling techniques, including injections, blood collection and tissue sampling.
  • Knowledge of basic laboratory techniques and procedures
  • Experience with FACS staining and acquisition and/or in histology (e.g. tissue processing, immunostaining, and imaging) will be an advantage.
  • Fluency in English (verbally and in writing) is mandatory.
  • Must be legally eligible to work in Belgium.

Soft skills

  • Strong organizational and record-keeping skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative, team-oriented environment.
  • Flexible and keen to learn new techniques.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

What we offer

Join us for a full-time position in a dynamic and stimulating work environment with opportunities for professional growth. If you are passionate about contributing to the development of groundbreaking cancer therapies and have a strong work ethic, we would love to hear from you.

To apply, please submit your CV and a cover letter.

Meet the Flock

What is your role at Flamingo?
I lead global clinical operations and have responsibility for global operational strategy and trial execution.

What do you love about your job?
Collaborating with brilliant colleagues within Flamingo and across our partner organizations.

What are you most excited about for 2024?
The continued development of our lead compound, danvatirsen through the enrollment of our phase II trial for First Line R/M Head and Neck cancer.

What do you like to do outside or work?
Renovating historic properties.

Motto or words you live by.
If you have been blessed with a gift or ability to make a meaningful contribution to society, you have the responsibility to do so.


What is your role at Flamingo?

I serve as Flamingo’s point of contact for advocacy organizations that support those living with head and neck cancer. Flamingo commenced a Phase 2 clinical trial in head and neck cancer called PEMDA-HN, and I keep the patient advocacy community informed of our progress. Importantly, I also bring insights from the community into our organization, helping to bring greater understanding about patients’ lives and experiences.

What is your favorite part of your job?

I don’t know a single person who has not been touched by a cancer diagnosis in some way. So already working at Flamingo is personal, including for me. I see the relentless and collective devotion to innovation at Flamingo – great minds working together with the goal to bring better treatment options for those who are in need. And always, having the opportunity to hear the experiences of people who have faced a diagnosis of cancer is both humbling and inspiring.

What is your favorite motto, or words you live by?

My very first job was at a grocery store when I was 14 years old, and their motto was The Golden Rule: Treat others the way you want to be treated.  This is one that has always stuck with me!

What is your role at Flamingo?

I joined Flamingo as a scientist in August 2022, after a long experience as researcher in academia. My expertise is tumor immunology and immunotherapy. I am part of the pre-clinical translational research team, so I work back and forth from my desk and to the lab bench and vice versa to study new literature and data, write projects, design and perform experiments, present and discuss data, in a very dynamic and exciting process.

What do you love about your job?

What I like the most about my job is investing my energy, my time, and my skills for something meaningful for people living with, even if I am only a small piece of the whole system. Being part of a company that has a product in Phase 2 clinical trial and having the chance to see our research results directly translated into the clinic is a big responsibility, but it is also highly motiving and fulfilling.

Do you have a favorite motto, or words you live by?

Failure is an option, giving up is not.

What do you enjoy doing when not at Flamingo?

I recently became sport-addicted, so after work I often go the gym. I also like listening to music, watching TV series, and, as Italian, I love good food (eating but also cooking)!

What is your role at Flamingo?
I am the General Accountant of Flamingo. I am responsible for all the accounting processes, especially the procurement process.  I also have to ensure that our accounting is recorded in accordance with different countries’ accounting principles (Belgium, France and USA). I manage the expense report process, the company treasury and am involved in helping to build budget reports. A lot more too!

What do you love about your job?
I have interaction with all departments and employees. I also have a lot of autonomy, permitting me to take initiatives and exchange my ideas with my manager and team. I can also be involved in a lot of specific projects, depending on my interests and capacities, such as IT matters. I also feel lucky because I have excellent relationships with my colleagues, which makes a wonderful work environment!

What are you excited about for this year?

On a professional side, I am excited to complete and close out an entire year as a combined company, following the merger of Flamingo with Dynacure. On a personal side, I have big travel plans to come to the U.S. with my family. I am looking forward to sharing this adventure with them.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?

I spend a lot of time with my friends and family. I am always up for a dinner at a restaurant or for a drink after work. I also try to go to the gym, but I am not as regular as I should… I also like to read and watch a lot of movies/series. I am also a good cook!


What is your role at Flamingo?
At Flamingo, we have many ongoing projects to support our programs, including a Phase 2 study (PEMDA-HN) with Danvatirsen for head and neck cancer. In my role, I lead the coordination and communications between cross-functional teams (e.g. Clinical, Research, CMC, etc) to propel our strategic plans forward. I also actively contribute to the execution of some of these projects. Another aspect of my role is to develop the strategy for our investigational compounds within the executive team.

What do you love about your job?
I love several aspects of my job! First of all, I am constantly learning. Working in a biotech environment gives me the opportunity to increase my knowledge of the drug development process and stay up to date on the latest science breakthroughs. I also like being at the interface of different functions. It is exciting to see that as a team, we are able to transform plans into concrete actions with the goal to bring benefits to patients with unmet medical need. Finally, I love the fact that our industry is very dynamic with success and challenges. As a consequence, every day is different and it keeps me highly motivated.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?

A few years ago, I became a “freediver,” which involves holding your breath underwater for long periods of time without breathing equipment. It is incredible how this sport has positively impacted so many aspects of my life. It is also very important for me to spend quality time with my loved ones.


We are looking to expand our flock with people who share our passion and purpose.

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Amy Conrad