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Research Scientist Neuroinflammation

Research Scientist Neuroinflammation

Date: Jul 20, 2018

Location: Braine L'alleud, BE

Job Title: Research Scientist Neuroinflammation

Location: Braine-l'Alleud, Belgium

Reporting to: Head of Neuroinflammation

Position and Responsibilities

This is an exciting role for an outstanding microglia/neuroinflammation biologist to work within the Neuroscience Therapeutic Area, engaging in breakthrough drug discovery research in a vibrant environment - inspired by patients, driven by science.

The individual will be involved in neuro-Immunology/inflammation-related research, thus a background in immunology is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate must possess an exceptional attention to scientific detail and a keen interest in understanding the role of microglia and peripheral immunity in neurodegenerative conditions. Represent and promote UCB research activities at internal and external scientific meetings and by publishing studies in peer reviewed journals.

The successful candidate will have a background in neuroimmunology and will:

1. Engage in exciting new drug discovery research targeting the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.
2. Validate and progress innovative novel drug targets. Work proactively across sites and functions and with external parties to advance projects.
3. Coach and train scientific staff in the use of new technologies
4. Represent the department on project teams by giving effective presentations and critically analyzing data.
5. Develop a strong network with academic experts and initiate and run external studies and collaborations.

Education and Experience

1. Bioengineering degree in immunology/neuroimmunology.
2. Experience understanding the roles of microglia and peripheral inflammation in neurodegenerative and/or autoimmune disease coupled with an excellent publication record.
3. At least two years of drug discovery in an industrial setting.

Technical skills

The ideal candidate will have:
1. Ex vivo flow cytometry, immunoisolation and flow cytometry of cells from CNS, lymphoid tissues and blood paired with Mass Spectrometry Flow Cytometry (CYTOF) is a must.
2. Hands-on experience with human and rodent microglia, monocytes, hematopoietic progenitor cell cultures and immunological assays.
3. Knowledge and experience of a wider range molecular biology techniques including qRT PCR, ELISA.
4. Experience with immunohistochemistry of rodent and human CNS tissues, and confocal or high content imaging is highly desirable.
5. Experience with animal dosing, tissue collections and exposure to in vivo models of neurodegenerative disease highly desirable.

Language Skills

English required, French desirable

Personal Qualities
1. Highly motivated, innovative, entrepreneurial, driven individual
2. Dynamic and passionate about science
3. Strong analytical skills
4. Focused and well organized
5. An ability to challenge and change the way we work
6. An excellent communicator, team player and networker

Job Segment: Medical Technologist, Neurology, Scientific, Biomedical Engineering, Immunology, Engineering, Healthcare

Research Scientist Neuroinflammation

UCB, Braine-l'Alleud
Employment type: 
Permanent contract, Temporary fixed-term contract
Targeted title(s): 
R&D Engineer