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(Senior) Research Scientist in Belgium//

12 February 2019

(Senior) Research Scientist in Belgium//

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To pursue a rich heritage in epilepsy, with over 20 years of experience in research and development of novel antiepileptic drugs, UCB is now building on our proven track record of innovative discovery approaches with a long-term commitment to epilepsy research. Our scientists are an integral part of the epilepsy community and pursue collaborative research with a broad network of academic leaders in the field.

We now have an exciting opportunity in the New Medicines department at our research site in Belgium, close to Brussels (Braine l’Alleud), for a (senior) research scientist to join the epilepsy discovery group. This person will contribute to the evaluation of innovative disease-context specific treatment strategies with disease-modifying potential using in vitro models of epilepsy and molecular techniques.

Job requirements:
• Contribute to the improvement and development of in vitro epilepsy platforms according to the objectives in epilepsy research and to ensure a high level of technical quality and productivity
• Contribute to the implementation and use of genetic engineering as an added value in in vitro epileptic models and assays

Candidate profile:
• PhD level, preferably with post-doc working knowledge in neuroscience, electrophysiological tools (local field potential, multielectrode array) and molecular biology tools

For full description of the position and candidate profile please have a look at:

Applications should include a CV and cover letter describing your motivation and experience, as well as the name of two referees and the date from which you would be available. Please submit your application at the UCB job portal:

For additional questions regarding the position, you can contact Stefanie Dedeurwaerdere, PhD, Head of Epilepsy Research (

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