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Technician for biologicals


Braine L'alleud, Walloon Brabant, Belgium

Job Function:  Quality Assurance
Job ID:  71000

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 Biotech Sciences department, based in our hub in Braine l’Alleud, Belgium, we are looking for a talented individual to fill the position of: Technician for biologicals.


Do you thrive on synthesizing information once your analytical expertise has done its job? For UCB you're a “Synthelytical” at UCB. This unique blend of talent means you are expert at examining and unifying diverse factors in the interest of patients.


As a Technician for biologicals you like to work in an environment where you can:


  • Be part of a strong collaborative team who shares the helpfulness and generosity UCB values.
  • Be an operational and analytical support to the Biologics Pilot Plant, with special focus on, but not limited to, analytical support to the In-Process Sampling & Analytics team.
  • Support the implementation of improvements to SOPs and process related documents (sampling plans, batch records, check-lists, et.al.).


You will contribute by:


  • Routinely performing analytical testing of IPCs, to ensure a timely monitoring of the GMP and non-GMP process as well as various GMP and non-GMP process samples for understanding of the manufacturing process and relevant product quality attributes.
  • Troubleshooting and solving analytical issues on the techniques run in the laboratory.
  • Recording and double-checking analytical data.
  • Training process operators in performing simple in process analytical procedures on the production floor (pH, conductivity, osmolality, cell counting, metabolites) and training other technicians to analytical methods.
  • Ensuring lab activities are compliant with the GMP procedures (SEM monitoring, 5S, etc.).


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


  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Minimum two years’ experience in a similar function, in a GMP environment, preferably in a biotech company.
  • The post holder should have technical knowledge of protein structure and function, and the analytical techniques required to study them.
  • Experience in the operation and the analysis with the following analytical equipment: HPLC (must have) , ELISA, CGE, iCE, qPCR, , spectrophotometer, pH-meter, conductivity-meter, osmometer.
  • Demonstrate a proactive, flexible and reactive mindset.
  • Ability to analyse data, with good attention to detail.
  • Good Interpersonal skills to communicate and maintain good working relationships, with good French and English skills, as the post holder will be liaising with colleagues from international UCB sites (Braine, Slough).
  • Due to manufacturing timelines, certain activities will also occur between 14:00 – 22:00 (indication 2-3 X per month), or on weekends (indication 4-5 X per year).


Why you should apply


At UCB, we strive to attract passionate and outstanding talents who thrive on change and are ready to bring real value to patients. Working for us you’ll discover a place where you can grow and express your full potential. We place an emphasis on innovation, collaboration and impact. Through meaningful recognition and a motivating work atmosphere, we aim to provide an optimal experience by caring about and valuing our employees – just as we do for the patients we serve.


If you believe you are the perfect match to join us on our pioneering adventure, then we invite you to apply and tell us more about your profile and motivation.


About us.

UCB- Inspired by Patients. Driven by Science. Everything we do starts with a simple question: “How will this create value for people living with severe diseases?” By putting patients at the heart of what 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 and 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.

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. 

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