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Senior Scientist - Vector Production


Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Job Function:  Research & Early Development
Job ID:  65064

Help us transform patients' lives.

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


To strengthen our Early Research and Development Team, based in our Boston office in Bedford, MA, we are looking for a talented individual to fill the position of: Senior Scientist.


You like to work in an environment where you can:

  • Supports multiple therapeutic gene therapy programs by leading AAV vector production for use in research and initial process development


Major Accountabilities

  • Produce viral vectors (AAV) in suspension – shake flask to 50L bioreactor scale
  • Establish and optimize upstream processes for multiple programs
  • Responsible for production schedule, maintenance of cell lines, media & plasmids  
  • Collaborate with the downstream, analytics and vector biology teams
  • Ability to function independently and cross functionally across various UCB teams (medicinal chemists, cell biologists, disease area exerts, antibody engineers, etc)
  • Ability to manage priorities, and engage/communicate in a multidisciplinary environment


Education and Qualification

  • Ph.D preferred but a Master’s degree may be sufficient based on experience.
  • 3-5 years of viral vector production in industry or research institute or 5-10 years of cell culture and recombinant protein production experience



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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