Research Scientist in Neurodegeneration



Chemin du Foriest 1 Braine-l'Alleud Belgium

Function type

Research & Early Development


Research Scientist in Neurodegeneration


Braine L'alleud, Walloon Brabant, Belgium

Job Function:  Research & Early Development

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?

The neuroscience department at UCB is searching for a highly motivated individual with extensive experience in cell and molecular biology to join our team focused on drug discovery efforts in the field of neurodegeneration.


What we offer:

  • An informal and open working environment that does not lock scientists into structure and hierarchy

  • Freedom to take space to pursue your own ideas and make a difference.

  • An opportunity to benefit from our extensive research & drug discovery capabilities.

  • An opportunity to collaborate with top-level academic investigators around the world.

  • Live & work in the heart of Europe: near Brussels, less than 2 hours from Paris, London or Amsterdam.


Responsibilities will include:

  • Independent development and implementation of novel cellular assays to support therapeutic projects

  • Independent design and execution of experiments to support target validation and mechanism of action studies

  • Clear and concise presentation of data at internal and external meetings

  • Maintaining a current and continuously updated knowledge of the latest developments in the field, through reading and attendance at external conferences


Required skills include:

  • Experience in neuroscience and CNS-focused biology and techniques

  • Experience in advanced microscopy, and high content imaging

  • Experience in synaptic cell biology and neurotransmission

  • Ability to critically analyze own data, troubleshoot problems, and seek solutions with minimal oversight

  • Ability to independently learn and rapidly integrate novel technologies

  • Willingness to work in a cross-functional team-oriented environment with common goals

  • Ability to meet critical deadlines with short timelines

  • Demonstrated productivity evidenced by publication in high quality peer-reviewed journals

  • Strong written and oral presentation skills

  • Strong inter-personal and communication skills

  • Strong analytical and statistical capabilities


Additional experience & skills we would welcome:

  • Experience in primary cell cultures/organotypic slice cultures

  • Experience with live cell imaging

  • Experience in chemical biology, proteomics, molecular probes & activity-based protein profiling

  • Experience with complex cell culture systems: stem cell maintenance and differentiation, primary cell isolation and culture, 3D cultures.

  • Experience with gene editing tools

  • Experience with lentiviral and AAV vectors

  • Industry experience



  • Ph.D. in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry or related field with up to 2 years post-graduate training.



  • Fluent written and spoken English required

  • French language skills desirable

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