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Senior Pharmacologist Neurosciences Braine-l'Alleud Belgium,  

UCB (company)

Posted on : 11 April 2017

Project Description

Nature and Scope: 
  • We are currently hiring a talented, senior in vitro or in vivo Neuro-pharmacologist to join the Neuroscience Partnering Team, which reports to the VP - Neuroscience TA.
  • The remits of the group include but are not limited to scouting, evaluating and facilitating in-licensing of external and innovative drug discovery and development program in order to enrich  the Neuroscience portfolio. 
  • Also included are contributions to business negotiations, set-up of research programs and organizing alliance management at early stages of the collaborations.
  • In order to achieve these goals, the group has access to a large panel of experts, available within or outside the organization 
  • To further strengthen our team, we are seeking a senior neuro-biologist or neuro-pharmacologist with a significant experience in discovery of drugs in the neurology area. 
  • Using his/her network, connections in meetings and available databases, the candidate will scout amidst pharmaceutical companies or academia for possible external assets or programs matching our strategic interests. 
  • The function will also include acting as the due diligence expert lead/coordinator within a large DD team, with the aim to pro-actively provide recommendations to decision committees.  
  • In this capacity, he/she will be autonomous in: 
    • critically assessing results of in vivo and in vitro experiments; and
    • provide a broader recommendation on opportunities by assembling an integrated view point. 


  Education, Experience &  Skills 
The ideal candidate will have acquired his/her PhD in the field(s) of Neuroscience/Psychopharmacology, together with a postdoc in the field and 10+ years experiences in a bio-pharmaceutical environment. A thorough understanding of different phases in pre-clinical drug discovery and hands-on project management is essential. 


The candidate will  
  • Have built a large network in the field of neurology, 
  • understand partnering processes and have some experience in partnering with external companies 
  • Have a proven track record of publications in peer-reviewed, high-quality science journals 
  • be open to innovation and driven by science 
  • be able to clearly communicate scientific content in management committees 
  • have the capacity to understand/deduce partner s view and situation 
  • have the necessary skills to work in a multidisciplinary environment (research, clinical, BD, legal, IP, &.) 
  • have an adaptive  sense for change management and for influencing the organization 
  • be fluent in English (spoken and written), the official language for meetings and reporting  

Job Segment:  Medical Technologist, Neurology, Immunology, Scientific, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Engineering, Science                       


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