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Scientist I - In Vitro Biology


Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Job Function:  Research & Early Development
Job ID:  68818

Help us transform patients' lives.

At UCB, we put our heart, soul and skills into making a difference for people living with significant unmet needs. Working together, we blend the best of our talents to deliver thoughtful solutions that patients value. Will you join us in this pioneering adventure?





To strengthen our Drug Development Team based in our Cambridge, MA office we are looking for a talented individual to fill the position of Research Associate/Scientist.


As a Research Associate/Scientist you will be responsible for developing assays and executing experiments primarily in support of early drug discovery activities and late-stage programs. The ideal candidate will be experienced in developing cell-based and biochemical assays for mechanistic characterization of therapeutic targets and drug candidates.


You like to work in an environment where you can:

  • Explore questions using cell-based assays and biochemical advances in early-stage development.
  • Troubleshoot and solve problems to accomplish common goals cross-functionally.


You will contribute by:

  • Leveraging your experience with cell and tissue culture techniques and gene expression analysis, western blotting, and immunocytochemistry/ immunofluorescence with our experienced team.
  • Utilize your recent and relevant work with in vitro pharmacology assays including designing and analyzing dose response experiments.
  • Be part of an incredible team developing new treatments in rare disease – changing the world!


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


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS or MS degree in biology, pharmacology or a related discipline with 5-7 years of industry experience.
  • Extensive experience with cell and tissue culture techniques and gene expression analysis, western blotting, and immunocytochemistry/immunofluorescence.
  • Strong knowledge of in vitro pharmacology assays including designing and analyzing dose response experiments.
  • Experience developing biochemical assays to characterize protein binding kinetics or enzymatic activity.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to solve technical problems with enthusiasm in a team environment.
  • Must be a flexible and detail-oriented bench scientist eager to work in a collaborative environment while having the ability to work independently.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.


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

At UCB, we come together every day to work, laser-focused, on a simple question: How will this create value for people living with severe diseases? By putting patients at the heart of everything 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 worldwide 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. We are looking for people with passion and empathy who develop a real understanding of patient’s needs and can deliver thoughtful solutions to decisionmakers across the heath care ecosystem.

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. We do not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity.

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