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Method Development Associate Research Scientist


Braine L'alleud, Walloon Brabant, Belgium

Job Function:  Research & Early Development
Job ID:  64519

Method Development Associate Research Scientist


Location: Braine l’Alleud


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?


Function Description


The role is focussed at regulatory bioanalysis across UCB’s biologics portfolio.

The ideal candidate will have experience in hands-on running of bioanalytical assays to determine either immunogenicity, pharmacokinetics or biomarkers or a combination of the latter.

Experience in running bioanalytical methods, including basic understanding of development steps validation requirements as well as sample analysis requirements

Experience using the MSD platform, others will be considered a plus (Gyros, Quanterix, …)

A proven track record of working within regulatory bionanalysis and knowledge of relevant guidance documents as well as GLP/GCP experience is required. The successful candidate will be a contributor to the method development, method validation and sample analysis activities within the regulated bioanalysis laboratory.




The ideal candidate would be an experienced hands-on Bioanalytical Scientist (at least 2 years) with a proven track record in running ligand binding assays, including basic understanding of development steps and validation requirements.


Specific skills/competences



  • Proven track record of running Ligand Binding Assays (minimum 2 years of pharma/life sciences experience)
  • Knowledgeable in either ADA, PK or biomarker fields or a combination of the latter
  • Proven ability to perform sample analysis in a regulated environment
  • Basic understanding of development steps and validation requirements.
  • Ability to document analysis work according to GLP standards
  • Ability to document, interpret and summarize experiments in a clear manner for discussion with supervisors
  • Proficient at presenting performed experiments to a wider audience
  • Experience in management of critical reagents
  • Capable of working in a dynamic team and open to learning from others
  • Ability work cross projects/supervisors
  • Experience in use of automated liquid handling platforms


Regulatory landscape coverage

  • Basic working knowledge of relevant guidance documents (EMA, FDA, ICH,…)
  • Knowledge of GLP/GCP principles as applicable to bioanalysis


IT knowledge

  • Experience using Watson LIMS or equivalent LIMS system
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Graphpad Prism experience
  • Experience in using ELN systems is considered a plus



  • Proficient in English (spoken and written)
  • French will be considered a plus



  • Very good communication skills
  • Attention to detail and quality of work
  • Well-organized
  • Ability to function in a complex fast changing environment
  • Team player
  • Proactive

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