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Research Associate - Protein Purification


Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Job Function:  Clinical Development
Job ID:  66635

Help us transform patients' lives.

At UCB, we put our heart, soul and skills into making a difference for people living with significant unmet needs. Working together, we blend the best of our talents to deliver thoughtful solutions that patients value. Will you join us in this pioneering adventure?


To strengthen our Early Solutions Team, based in our Bedford Office in Boston, MA, we are looking for a talented individual to fill the position of: Research Associate in Protein Purification.


As a Research Associate in Protein Purification you will perform basic laboratory activities within the Protein Purification group with supervision to support early solutions research at UCB.


You will contribute by:

Executing day to day laboratory activities with supervision to support Early Solutions research at UCB. The Research Associate (RA) will be trained in their basic responsibilities in their first year so that that they are able to consistently perform their duties with minimal supervision, and will be challenged with more advanced purifications as they advance in their position. 

Responsibilities in the Protein Purification Group Laboratory include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Execute all methods and techniques required to perform purification of soluble and secreted proteins utilizing the ӒKTA platform, SDS-PAGE, and TFF;
  • Characterization of proteins via HPLC and western blotting;
  • Understanding of basic principles of recombinant protein expression, tagging schemes, and chromatography;
  • Documentation and reporting of all data in company databases;
  • Routine cleaning and maintenance of all purification equipment and stocking supplies;
  • Maintaining high scientific standards in alignment with UCB’s patient value strategy;
  • Joining at least one project team and learning about project activities outside of the Purification group.


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

      Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 1-2 Years of relevant lab experience (academic or industrial)


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

At UCB, we come together every day to work, laser-focused, on a simple question: How will this create value for people living with severe diseases? By putting patients at the heart of everything we do, our approach – from discovery to development to delivery – is continuously transformed and designed around patient needs and their journey.

With a team of approximately 7,500 employees worldwide operations in more than 40 countries, we are a global biopharmaceutical company investing more than a quarter of our revenue in cutting-edge scientific research. We are focused on addressing chronic, neurological, immunological, and bone diseases. We are looking for people with passion and empathy who develop a real understanding of patient’s needs and can deliver thoughtful solutions to decisionmakers across the heath care ecosystem.

Curious to know more? Please visit our website www.ucb.com.


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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