Make your mark for patients. We’re here because we want to build the future and transform patients’ lives for the better.At UCB, our people are our experiences and achievements, our passion and drive. That’s why we’re looking for talented individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences - not just the best and brightest, but those who care about making a meaningful difference in the lives of patients. We promote an environment of diversity, openness, and respect where people can make valuable contributions.An exciting journey lies ahead. Will you join us in pushing the boundaries of what’s possible? Hiring Manager: Anne-Céline Cantet, Hd of Manufacturing & Powder Technology To strengthen our Pharma Sciences Manufacturing & Powder Technology Department, based in Braine-l’Alleud (Belgium), we are looking for a talented individual to fill the position of: Material Sciences SME As Material Sciences SME, you like to work in an environment where you can: Drive the development of new products at Drug Substance & Drug Product level.Make the connection between Molecules, Materials and Medicines across the entire lifecycle.Use your creativity to develop innovative approaches.Work autonomously, well-organized and use your pro-active thinking skills.Drive team spirit and encourage collaboration. As Material Sciences SME, you will contribute by: Being a leader in powder characterization and materials science to drive overall CMC Development in order to obtain the right drug for every patient.Developing and performing physical analyses such as particle size and shape, powder flow, microscopy, surface characterization, density, thermal behaviour,…Maximizing the understanding of a material’s behaviour while minimizing the sample size for analysis.Being a reference person in your field of expertise.Keeping track of literature and state of the art scientific practices, and implementing innovative solutions.Communicating with stakeholders and external partners (universities, centres of expertise,…)Writing reports and give internal and external presentations. For this position, you’ll need the following education, experience and skills: Master’s degree/PhD in Sciences with at least 3 to 5 years of experience in Material Science related to powders is MANDATORY. OR PhD in Material Science related to powders is MANDATORY.Experience of minimum 3 years within the Pharma sector in Product Development is MANDATORY. Process understanding applied to pharmaceutical development is an advantage.Very good command in English. French is a plus.Soft skills: entrepreneurship, motivations, enthusiasm, reliability, collaboration, good communication, multitasking.