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Powder Expert Senior Scientist


Braine L'alleud, Walloon Brabant, Belgium

Job Function:  Research & Early Development
Job ID:  64921

Powder Expert Senior Scientist 

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? 

To strengthen our Physical Pharmaceutics and Materials Science team, based in our Pharmaceutical Sciences Department in Braine, Belgium, we are looking to fill the position of: Powder Expert Scientist . 

Would you say your scientific approach is passionate above all? At UCB, we say you are a ‘scienassionate’ person. This innovative blend of talent means you are personally driven to leverage knowledge in the interest of patients. 

As a UCB 'scienassionate' person and Powder Expert Scientist  you like to work in an environment where you can:

• Drive the development of new products at the Drug Substance - Drug Product interface

• Make the connection between Molecules, Materials and Medicines across the entire lifecycle

• Use your creativity to develop innovative approaches  

• Work autonomous, well-organized and use your pro-active thinking skills

• Drive team spirit and encourage collaboration 

As a UCB 'scienassionate' person and Powder Expert Scientist  you will contribute by: 
• Being a leader in powder characterization and materials science to drive overall CMC Development in order to obtain the right drug for every patient

• Developing and performing physical analyses such as particle size and shape, powder flow, microscopy, surface characterization, density, thermal behaviour,…

• Tailoring the particle design through primary (e.g. precipitation, drying, …) and/or secondary manufacturing e.g. (dry powder coating, coating, spray drying …) operations to deliver lean DP unit operation (e.g. direct compression, …) amenable intermediate products

• Being the reference person in your field of expertise and training colleagues  

• Keeping track of literature and state of the art scientific practices, and implementing innovative solutions

• Communicating with stakeholders and external partners (universities, centres of expertise,..)  

• Writing reports and give internal and external presentations

Interested? For this position you’ll need the following education, experience and skills: 
• PhD in chemistry, pharmaceutics, physics or engineering or equivalent experience, on powder characterization / particle engineering

• Able to combine multiple tasks and work simultaneously on different projects

• Soft skills: entrepreneurship, motivated, enthusiastic, reliable, team player, good communicator

To apply please go to www.ucb.com/careers. 
Discover more about the remarkable UCB Talent Blends and how you can contribute to the mix at www.ucb.com/careers.  

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