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Scientist I


Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Job Function:  Research & Early Development
Job ID:  71986

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?





This individual will join a medicinal chemistry team and be required to perform synthetic organic chemistry in the laboratory at a high level as well as design and data analysis of targets and routes. The candidate will be expected to work independently as part of a collaborative research team.
You like to work in an environment where you can:

• Multi-step organic syntheses of challenging medicinal chemistry targets within a project and documentation of experimental procedures
• Show your proficiency in designing, executing and troubleshooting multi-step syntheses
• Perform Analysis of complex data sets and creation of design hypotheses

You will contribute by:

• Be an active voice in a multi-disciplinary team.
• Show outstanding leadership, interpersonal communication, and time-management skills
• Active participation in discussions in medicinal chemistry team meetings to build and understand structure-activity relationships

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

Minimum Qualifications:

• Ph. D. in synthetic organic chemistry, 0-5 years of industrial experience or  M. Sc. with more than 10 years
Preferred Qualifications:

• Demonstrated capabilities in modern methods of synthesis and analysis
• Knowledge of operation of standard laboratory instrumentation (NMR, LC-MS purification and analysis, chromatography)
• Application of structure-based drug design leading to advanced leads/ development candidates
• Strong working knowledge of protein-small molecule interactions, conformational and structural analysis, experienced working closely with computational chemists and the use of computational and visualization tools
• Good understanding of key ADME, biochemical and pharmacological principles and capable of effectively integrating these concepts into the optimization of lead compounds
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.



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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