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Research Scientist- Functional Genomics


Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Job Function:  Research & Early Development
Job ID:  63041

The Organization:  UCB is a fast-moving global biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of innovative medicines and solutions to transform the lives of people living with severe diseases affecting the immune and central nervous systems. With more than 7,700 people in approximately 40 countries, the company generated revenue of € 4.2 billion in 2016. UCB invests more than 25% of revenue in cutting-edge scientific research with the objective of solving unmet patient needs. We have a passionate, long-term commitment to the discovery and development of innovative medicines that transform the lives of people with severe diseases. At UCB everything we do starts with a simple question: “How will this make a difference to the lives of people living with severe diseases?” We do that by connecting with patients and their families around the world living with the physical and social burdens of severe disease of the immune system and the central nervous system. Those connections offer new perspectives, drive innovation, and offer the hope of a new generation of therapies that will help to transform lives. 

 Primary Responsibilities of the Position:

  • Develop, troubleshoot, and validate new assays, including translatable cell-based models  
  • Optimization and delivery of high-content imaging experiments and screens, including image analysis and automation
  • Accountability for achieving drug project milestones and delivering on objectives through effective internal and external collaboration across different geographies.
  • Drive scientific excellence and technology developments to maximize both current and future impact on programs and projects.
  • Provide strong scientific thinking, develop hypotheses and drive scientific learnings on projects.

Education and Experience:

  • PhD with 3-5 years of applicable research experience with excellent scientific track record.  Preference for industry experience.
  • Direct experience with the design, development, optimization and prosecution of experiments for target validation, drug discovery screening and evaluating the mechanism of action of novel molecular entities.
  • Experience with the analysis and statistics relevant to in vitro screens.  Experience with relevant software tools and automation is a must. 
  • Experience in advanced molecular biology and cell culture techniques including cloning and culturing a wide variety of human cell lines. 
  • Experience with gene editing and molecular biology is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with small molecules/ligands/therapeutics is preferred.
  • Excellent communicator, with good presentation and organizational skills.
  • Independent scientist who can drive with minimal supervision but also to thrive in a multidisciplinary team environment.

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