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Senior Scientist - Vector Biology and Discovery


Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Job Function:  Research & Early Development
Job ID:  65217

Senior Scientist

UCB Biosciences

Bedford, MA (Boston)

Help us transform patients’ lives.

At UCB, we put our heart, soul and skills into making a difference for people living with severe disease. Working together to push the boundaries, we blend the best of our talents to unlock innovation. Will you join us in our pioneering adventure?


Job Summary  

  • The Vector Biology and Discovery team is seeking a talented molecular biologist to join a new group focused on AAV vector development, optimization, and lead identification. He/she will collaborate with global project teams to advance therapeutic AAV projects focusing on viral vector and cargo engineering.


Major Accountabilities

  • Apply hands-on expertise with molecular and cellular techniques to design, construct, and test AAV vectors for therapeutic programs and platform discovery
  • Develop and execute molecular and cell-based assays to validate vector function in collaboration with global cross-functional teams
  • Provide scientific insight and guidance in projects/platforms, including strong scientific thinking and hypothesis development
  • Drive projects locally with clear scientific direction and experimental design, including providing scientific supervision to junior scientists
  • Prepare, analyze, and present high quality data
  • Prepare and review technical reports and write research operating protocols
  • Communicate and work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.


Education and Qualification

  • PhD in virology, gene therapy, molecular biology, genetics, or a related field with 3-5 years of experience. Industry experience preferred.
  • Hands-on experience in drug discovery research, including biologics or gene therapy
  • Hands-on experience with AAV or other viral vectors for gene therapy is highly preferred.
  • Extensive hands-on experience with molecular and cellular techniques (molecular cloning, sequence and protein analyses, RT-qPCR, etc).
  • Proficiency with mammalian cell culture and cell-based assays
  • Experience in one or more of the following: capsid engineering, regulatory element selection and optimization, tunable gene expression, gene silencing, antibody/protein engineering.

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