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Make your mark for patients.

We’re here because we want to build the future and transform patients’ lives for the better.

At UCB, our people are our experiences and achievements, our passion and drive. That’s why we’re looking for talented individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences - not just the best and brightest, but those who care about making a meaningful difference in the lives of patients. We promote an environment of diversity, openness, and respect where people can make valuable contributions.

An exciting journey lies ahead. Will you join us in pushing the boundaries of what’s possible?

To strengthen our newly formed Global Biologics Manufacturing Sciences & Technology (MSAT) teamin Braine-l’Alleud, Belgium, we are looking for a talented individual to fill the position of: MSAT lab Analytical Scientist.

As the
MSAT lab Analytical Scientist you will be responsible for managing and executing all analytical lab activities and report directly to the Head of Global Biologics MSAT.

The MSAT lab covers all Upstream and Downstream aspects of the biologics drug substance manufacturing process and focuses on:

  • Acquiring and maintaining process expertise for late-stage and commercial products
  • Providing process expertise support
  • Transferring-in and maintaining small scale models from Development
  • Supporting Technology Transfers and Process Validations with lab-scale activities
  • Providing deviation and investigation support through lab-scale experiments
  • Supporting/leading Lifecycle Management (LCM) activities
  • Evaluating new technologies

More specifically, you will
contribute by:

  • Supporting the design and setup of the InfleXio MSAT lab
  • Managing and performing the analytical activities in the MSAT lab
  • Transferring-in and/or setting up analytical methods in the MSAT lab
  • Ensuring adequate analytical equipment maintenance & qualification status
  • Ensuring accurate and complete documentation of any scientific experimental plan, data and report
  • Authoring and reviewing technical protocols and reports
  • Ensuring that MSAT policies, Standard Operating Procedures and Work Instructions are developed and kept up to date
  • Ensuring that the appropriate standards of quality, housekeeping and safety are being applied within the MSAT lab
  • Providing scientific leadership and ensuring analytical lab support to Technology Transfers, Process Validations, Manufacturing operations and deviations/investigations as required, by design and execution of appropriate studies
  • Supporting Regulatory inspections and submissions
  • Building and maintaining good working relationships with stakeholders
  • Establishing and maintaining familiarity with contemporary industrial standards, practices, technologies, literature and ways of performing lab studies

Interested? For this position you’ll need the following education, experience and skills:

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent experience in a relevant scientific discipline
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Relevant industry experience in product quality analysis of biologics
  • Technical knowledge of protein structure and function and the analytical techniques required to study them. Experience with the following analytical equipment/techniques: H-class UPLC, classical spectrophotometer, SoloVPE, PA800+, ICE3 and/or Maurice. Mass spec experience is a plus.
  • Demonstrated analytical subject matter expertise
  • Hands-on laboratory analytical experience
  • Good understanding of biopharma operations and cGMP
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively and connect with peers from different functions to ensure projects are delivered
  • Excellent analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Good technical writing skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines with a high tolerance for ambiguity
  • Self-motivated, innovation mindset, initiative taker, can-do attitude, team player
  • Very good knowledge of English, both oral and written; knowledge of French is a plus

Why you should apply

At UCB, we strive to attract passionate and outstanding talents who thrive on change and are ready to bring real value to patients. Working for us you’ll discover a place where you can grow and express your full potential. We place an emphasis on innovation, collaboration and impact. Through meaningful recognition and a motivating work atmosphere, we aim to provide an optimal experience by caring about and valuing our employees – just as we do for the patients we serve.

If you believe you are the perfect match to join us on our pioneering adventure, then we invite you to apply and tell us more about your profile and motivation.

About us.

UCB is a global biopharmaceutical company, focusing on neurology and immunology. We are around 7,600 people in all four corners of the globe, inspired by patients and driven by science.

At UCB, everything we do start with a simple question: “How will this create value for people living with severe disease?”. We are on a journey to become the patient-preferred biopharma leader by delivering medicines and solutions that improve lives. We want to ensure the creation of patient value, now and into the future, while contributing to a society where a population of 8 billion people and more should be able to live a good life within limited resources of one planet.

UCB and its subsidiaries encourage diversity and inclusion in the workplace; we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity.

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Deadline: 19-01-2024

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