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Scientist IPC Transfers


Braine L'alleud, Walloon Brabant, Belgium

Job Function:  Production
Job ID:  64890

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 Biologicals Pilot Plan team, based in our hub in Braine l’Alleud, Belgium, we are looking to fill the position of: Scientist IPC Transfers.

Do you describe yourself as helpful? Are you a futurist? Add these two together and you're a ‘helpfulurist’ at UCB. This unique blend of talent means you are a cooperative forward thinker with patient wellbeing in mind.


As a UCB 'helpfulurist' and Scientist IPC Transfers you like to work in an environment where you can:

  • Support the transfer of drug substance manufacturing processes and analytics to commercial facilities. These tech transfers are involving multiple different stakeholders within UCB Pharma. 
  • Support these transfer projects to allow on-time delivery of all the required documentation and deliverables. 


As a UCB 'helpfulurist' and Scientist IPC Transfers you will contribute by:

  • Collecting, processing and displaying analytical data.
  • Designing experiments
  • Writing various analytical document, presentations and reports (fit for purpose risk assessments, In process control risk assessments, etc.).
  • Organizing (design and planning) the required experiments to demonstrate analytical fit for purpose of in-process analytics within the scope of process validation supporting studies.
  • Reviewing various analytical and processing related documents (batch records, analytical reports, etc.)
  • Ensuring alignment between project expectations and laboratory resource/testing capabilities for activities to be performed, and manage their progress
  • Representing the IPC department in cross-functional project teams,
  • Driving autonomously the review and the approval of documents to meet projects deadline
  • present/discuss results in project team meetings,
  • Liaising with other departments or external partners to ensure analytical knowledge transfer.
  • Planning and execute analysis, and back-up analytical team members, as required.

All these activities will be performed in compliance with the GMP rules and with the regulatory requirements for each development phase of the products.


Interested? For this position you’ll need the following education, experience and skills:

  • Master degree and ideally five years’ experience in a similar position
  • Strong knowledge of analytical methods applied to the study of proteins (Chromatography, electrophoresis, immunoassays) 
  • Able to write analytical method validation documentation.
  • Able to write/review various tech transfer documents: risk assessments, reports, protocols, certificates of testing, etc… Able to drive deviations (Trackwise)
  • Experience with Veevavault Source Controlled Documents (ideally has already his/her access in UCB’s Source CD system).
  • Organized and systematic mindset.
  • Able to learn quickly and integrate large amount of information.
  • Excellent communication skills, as interacting with different teams/stakeholders is crucial: CMOs, operators, production managers, process development scientists, development and commercial QA representatives, …
  • Fluent in English and French, both spoken and written: the documents to write/update are all in English.
  • Team player and experienced to work interactively with various stakeholders.
  • Excellent time-management skills, and experienced to work pro-actively to achieve given milestones and objectives
  • Autonomous, entrepreneur, able to work under limited supervision
  • Experienced to deliver to defined target dates and able to cope with time pressure
  • Flexibility to adapt to moving timelines

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