Predictive Analytics and Healthcare Interventions Lead

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Date: May 27, 2019

Location: Atlanta, Georgia, US

Help us transform patients' lives.

At UCB, we put our heart, soul, and skills into making a difference for people living with severe disease. Working together to push the boundaries, we blend the best of our talents to unlock innovation.  Will you join us in our pioneering adventure?

We are looking for enthusiastic and talented professionals who thrive on challenge and change, who want to make a difference and deliver results for the patient communities we serve. Based within the Neurology Patient Value Unit in Atlanta, GA, we are currently recruiting a Predictive Analytics and Healthcare Interventions Lead.


How you will deliver impact?

Lead a cross-functional group of data scientists to create agile and innovative clinical decision support and population health solutions

  • Enable our long-term ambition through leading a team to develop advanced machine and deep learning algorithms capable of transforming care for patients enabling them to live at their ideal, get to control more quickly and ensure that their treatment is ideally matched to them.
  • Applying patient and stakeholder insight to co-create the most relevant solutions with cross-functional partners that will deliver patient value and ensure UCB holds a preferred space in the hearts and minds of key stakeholders and customers.


Lead new innovative partnerships with outside companies including start-ups and patient organizations

  • Combine cutting edge thinking and technology aimed at solving specific gaps in care for patients
  • Ensure projects follow an entrepreneurial mindset that allows quick iteration and failure


Ensure Solution development that is focused on delighting the end-user  

  • Leverage insights to develop strategies and programs in support of our priority to help ensure that patients have an opportunity to receive the right solution at the right time in their Epilepsy journey. This includes generating a deep understanding of the stakeholders that will deploy our solutions and thus delivering solutions that will exceed their expectations by filling gaps in knowledge and support while ultimately improving patient outcomes.
  • Evangelize the patient point of view, needs and interests throughout the organisation – challenging others to ensure the voice of the patient is at the heart of what we do.


What shared competencies and behaviours are needed for this role?

  1. Learning through experience: Demonstrates curiosity and learns from the experience of success and failure; Proactively shares knowledge with others to affect continuous improvement.
  2. Delivering impactful results: Takes initiatives and works towards delivering results; Challenges self and others on value creation; Takes courageous decisions and balanced risks to create value for patients and UCB.
  3. Gathering & Interpreting information: Seeks deep understanding of both stakeholders’ and patients’ needs, motivations and behaviors, and translates them into insights to create value for patients and UCB.
  4. Thinking holistically: Understands the impact of own actions on other areas of the business.  Looks for synergies inside and outside the organization to create value for UCB and patients
  5. Working together: Develops trustful relationships with internal and external stakeholders to accelerate business achievements; Encourages and leverages diversity to improve outcomes.


What does your profile look like for this role?

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant life science or business-related discipline
  • MS, PhD, MD or PharmD preferred
  • 10+ years of healthcare data or HealthIT related experience leveraging data to improve care for patients
  • 10+ years of statistical modelling
  • 3-5+ years of machine learning and artificial intelligence applications within healthcare
  • 7+ years of healthcare related commercialization experience
  • Demonstrated experience leading multidisciplinary and/or matrixed teams
  • Bachelors’ degree in life sciences, business or healthcare required but must be accompanied by additional professional training in health care data and analytics
  • M.S., PharmD, PhD or MD preferred
  • Must have a performance rating of « meets expectations » or better on two most recent performance reviews
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in managing, developing, and influencing teams
  • Demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communications
  • Demonstrated strength in business planning, tactical plan development and execution
  • Therapeutic area experience in Epilepsy or Neurology preferred, but not required
  • Excellent communication skills with individuals with different cultural, professional and academic backgrounds, including the ability to simplify complex issues
  • Builds actively on long-term relationships, both internally and externally across different functions
  • Strategic thinking, strong project management, problem-solving ability, customer focus, and a recognized commitment to quality.


Specific Skills / Behaviors

  • Proactive & driven to deliver results that impact customer/patient, stakeholder, and corporate success
  • Entrepreneurial, positive, can-do attitude that seeks to identify innovative solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to drive collaboration and co-creation with cross-functional partners
  • Ability to lead cross-functional meetings & projects
  • Inspires and models a flexible and agile mindset that encourages novel ideas and solutions to be tested
  • Pursues solutions that will allow patients and stakeholders to align the right UCB solution to the right patient at the right time in their Epilepsy journey
  • Models resilience and agility during periods of change, accepting risk and uncertainty as normal
  • Fosters a climate of inclusion, where diverse thoughts are freely shared and integrated to develop plans and solutions
  • Strong understanding of principles of good scientific and commercial communication and clear messaging to enable ease of understanding by target audiences


UCB is a global biopharmaceutical company. We focus on discovering and developing innovative medicines and lateral solutions that can transform the everyday lives of people with severe diseases of the immune system – or the central nervous system.

With more than 7500 people in approximately 40 countries, UCB offers an exciting working environment where initiative can flourish and those with a ‘can-do’ attitude can thrive.  Scientific excellence, innovation, co-creation, lateral thinking, reinventing the way we do things…these are some of the key competencies we are constantly developing, and looking for, at UCB.

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