Research Scientist Neurodegeneration

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Date: Aug 8, 2019

Location: Braine L'alleud, Walloon Brabant, BE

Job Title: Research Scientist Neurodegeneration

Location: Braine-l’Alleud, Belgium

Reporting to: Head of Neurodegeneration

Position and Responsibilities

This is an exciting role for a talented molecular/cell biologist to work within the Neuroscience Therapeutic Area, engaging in breakthrough drug discovery research in a vibrant environment – inspired by patients, driven by science.

The successful candidate will be an experienced in-vitro neurobiologist and will:

- Engage in exciting new drug discovery research targeting the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.

- Identify, validate and progress innovative new drug targets.

- Develop critical assays for small molecule and antibody projects.

- Work proactively across sites and functions to advance projects.

- Support ongoing and future projects by designing, implementing and running cell based assays.

- Perform target validation and mechanism of action studies.

- Represent the department on project teams by giving effective presentations and critically analyzing data.

- Represent and promote UCB research activities at internal and external scientific meetings and by publishing studies in peer reviewed journals

Education and Experience

Recently/newly qualified PhD in Neuroscience with experience in molecular and cellular biology

Experience in drug discovery would be highly desirable

Desirable Knowledge/Expertise/Skills

The ideal candidate will have:

Experience in neurobiology preferably in neurodegeneration

Knowledge and hands on experience of a wide range of in-vitro biological techniques, which must include molecular and cell biology.

Experience in the analysis of signaling pathways, protein aggregation or membrane trafficking would be a distinct advantage


Language Skills

English required, French desirable


Personal Qualities

Strong analytical skills

Focused and well organized

Inspirational and outstanding scientist with an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit

Dynamic and passionate about science

An ability to challenge and change the way we work

A team player and a good networker

Open and honest with strong, constructive communication skills

Job Segment: Research Scientist, Scientific, Medical Technologist, Neurology, Science, Engineering, Healthcare, Research

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