With UCB's emphasis on breakthrough science evidenced by an
above industry average R&D spend, the New Medicines
Department plays a crucial role in both the design and
delivery of its corporate strategy and has currently an
opening for a:
Postdoctoral Fellow (three-year-contract) In Braine
We are looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow to join the
Neurosciences Therapeutic Area Department at UCB Pharma. The
research focuses on elucidating the shared mechanisms
underlying cognitive impairment and epilepsy.
More specifically, the postdoc will study a mouse model
of epilepsy associated with cognitive impairment to
understand the differences and similarities between
cognitive impairment in epilepsy and in Alzheimer's disease
and to evaluate the response of their seizure and cognitive
phenotypes to both epilepsy and Alzheimer drugs. The results
of this project will determine the type of compounds and/or
the elements of pathology that must be targeted to improve
seizure control and cognitive function with applications to
both epilepsy and Alzheimer's disease.
This position is based in Braine l'Alleud, Belgium and
has a duration of 36 months, with a starting date during 2013.