Research Scientist- Functional Genomics

UCB Boston , MA 02298

Posted 3 months ago

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 Early Research and Development Team, based in our Boston office in Bedford, MA, we are looking for a talented individual to fill the position of: Research Scientist.

You like to work in an environment where you can:

  • Develop, troubleshoot, and validate new assays, including translatable cell-based models

  • Optimization and delivery of high-content imaging experiments and screens, including image analysis and automation

  • Accountability for achieving drug project milestones and delivering on objectives through effective internal and external collaboration across different geographies.

  • Drive scientific excellence and technology developments to maximize both current and future impact on programs and projects.

  • Provide strong scientific thinking, develop hypotheses and drive scientific learnings on projects.

Education and Experience:

  • PhD with 3-5 years of applicable research experience with excellent scientific track record. Preference for industry experience.

  • Direct experience with the design, development, optimization and prosecution of experiments for target validation, drug discovery screening and evaluating the mechanism of action of novel molecular entities.

  • Experience with the analysis and statistics relevant to in vitro screens. Experience with relevant software tools and automation is a must.

  • Experience in advanced molecular biology and cell culture techniques including cloning and culturing a wide variety of human cell lines.

  • Experience with gene editing and molecular biology is strongly preferred.

  • Experience with small molecules/ligands/therapeutics is preferred.

  • Excellent communicator, with good presentation and organizational skills.

  • Independent scientist who can drive with minimal supervision but also to thrive in a multidisciplinary team environment.

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

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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