UCB is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on creating value for people living with severe diseases in immunology and neurology now and into the future. We work with stakeholders to address the unmet needs of patients and caregivers, helping them to achieve their goals and to live the lives they want. UCB is on a journey to become the patient-preferred biopharma leader by delivering medicines and solutions that improve lives, while creating value for society. Our commitment to value is a promise to bring together the talent, expertise, tools, and scientific know-how required to serve patients in need.
We are currently looking to hire for our Functional Genomics (ID 67852), Medicinal Chemistry (ID 67817), Protein Expression & Purification (ID 67819), Target Research Biology (67821), Translational Biology (68357), and TPD Data Science (67823) teams. Please see the job descriptions below:
Functional Genomics ID: 88111Description: We are currently seeking a co-op to join our Functional Genomics group. Primary responsibilities will include the execution of biochemical and cell-based assays/screens for the identification and validation of new potential drug targets. Other activities may include assay development, lentiviral preps, imaging, and cell characterization. Additionally, acquisition and management of supplies and instruments may be required. This position is in-person for 40 hours a week.Qualifications: Candidates should be seeking a BA/BS or MS degree in cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related discipline. Knowledge and experience with basic tissue culture technique is preferred. The successful candidate will be a flexible and careful bench scientist who is eager to learn new technologies and excited by the challenges and rewards of working in a highly demanding start-up environment.
Medicinal Chemistry ID 88112
The role involves working in the Ra peptide and synthesis labs alongside chemists using established procedures. Primary duties will include the synthesis, purification, and characterization of organic compounds in one of our preclinical programs. In addition to intern will be contributing to the general support of the department including inventory, assays, laboratory maintenance, and support.
Requirements: The ideal candidate will have just completed the sophomore or junior year and is interested in pursuing a career in science, such as chemistry, biochemistry or biology. Basic laboratory skills are required experience is preferred. The candidate will be a motivated self-starter with a strong work ethic and the ability to work well in a team environment. The position requires a deadline-driven individual with attention to detail who can handle confidential information sensitively. Strong time management skills, effective communication skills, and knowledge of chemistry. This position is in-person for 40 hours a week.
Discovery Biology Research ID 88114
Description: We are currently seeking a co-op to join our Discovery Biology group. Primary responsibilities will include the execution of biochemical and cell-based assays for the evaluation of drug candidates. Other activities may include assay development and expression, purification and characterization of target proteins. Additionally, acquisition and management of supplies and instruments may be required.
Qualifications: Candidates should be seeking a BA/BS or MS degree in cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related discipline. Knowledge and experience with basic tissue culture technique is preferred. The successful candidate will be a flexible and careful bench scientist who is eager to learn new technologies and excited by the challenges and rewards of working in a highly demanding start-up environment.
Gene Therapy Purification ID 8117
UCB Gene Therapy Vector Core, located in Bedford, MA, is an end-to-end molecular biology and bioprocessing team with state-of-the-art laboratory tools and facilities to produce research grade adeno associated viral vectors (AAV). We support multiple therapeutic gene therapy programs by providing research grade AAV vectors globally to different functions within UCB, a multinational biopharmaceutical company, that is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. One very important aspect of this operation is purification of these vectors. A combination of non-scalable academic processes (like centrifugation) and industrial scalable processes like filtration and chromatography are used to purify AAV vectors. This is an opportunity to be placed on a real project under the guidance of experienced professionals and learn about the current bottlenecks in the gene therapy industry, get hands on training from experts in the field on advanced lab tools, and apply your learnings by directly contributing to projects with an ultimate goal of delivering potential cures to patients. You will have many opportunities to build your network, learn more about our organization through weekly meetings in the company, and participate in our team building activities.
Description: We are currently seeking a Co-op, passionate about new drug modalities, to join our Vector Production team in UCB Gene Therapy Vector Core during months January-June 2024. Day-to-day responsibilities, upon proper training, can include activities related to AAV vectors production, performing cell cell/tissue culture work, harvesting, FPLC chromatography, ultracentrifugation and molecular biology bench work. Other activities may include coordination of sample submissions for analytical testing, assisting with data analysis and interpretation. The candidate will be expected to maintain accurate electronic records and effectively present their work at team meetings.
Qualifications: Candidates should be authorized to work in the U.S. and being currently enrolled in an accredited college or university seeking BS or MS degree in chemical engineering, biotechnology, molecular biology, biomedical engineering, biochemistry or a related discipline. Candidates need to have experience with basic lab techniques and are required to be physically on-site since this is a hands-on co-op assignment. Understanding the safety aspects and willingness to work in a biosafety level 2 (BSL2) lab is a requirement. Knowledge and experience with FPLC chromatography and ultracentrifugation is desired. The successful candidate will be a detail-oriented bench scientist with strong team player attitude, who is meticulous in data record keeping, with good communication skills and who is eager to learn new technologies.
Protein Science ID: 88113
At UCB, we are committed to driving diversity, equity and inclusion and continue to do everything possible to drive sustainable change in our communities and to be agents of positive change.â ¯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?
We are seeking a motivated student scientist to join our Protein Sciences team in Cambridge, MA. This position will support the expression and purification of proteins that are used throughout UCB’s drug discovery pipeline, fueling development of new therapeutics from antibodies to novel chemical matter. The student scientist will work primarily in either protein expression or protein purification based on their background/experience. Over the course of the co-op with our team there will be opportunity to learn about protein expression in different host cells and/or