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Principal-Launch Biostatistician


Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Job Function:  Research & Early Development
Job ID:  69600

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?

To strengthen our Launch Team within SSI, we are looking for a talented individual to fill the position of Launch Statistician (LS) based in our Office in Atlanta, Georgia.


The LS is a role within Statistical Sciences and Innovation (SSI) to ensure, that new therapies after approval reach the right patients. Working closely with others in the SSI Launch team, he’s responsible for everything related to the successful launch and commercialization of new compounds. The LS helps UCB to successfully work with non-regulatory stakeholders such as payers, physicians and patients.


Typical activities of the LS include:

  • supporting the strategic publication plan anticipated possible future internal and external becoming available to create relevant evidence
  • indirect comparisons feeding into publications and HTA submissions
  • additional analyses required for HTA submissions of the phase III data
  • collaboration with RWE, medical affairs, and ecosystems on observational studies and other real-world data in terms of design and analyses
  • drive design and analyses of any other non-standard data sources
  • support KOL engagement activities supporting HTA and commercialization (advisory boards, publication meetings, HTA preparations, …)
  • actively participate in any internal preparations of launch activities especially on the global level but also on local levels for key markets


Interested? For this position, you’ll need the following educationexperience and skills:


  • Master’s degree in statistics (or equivalent) and at least 7 years of relevant experience in a similar position.
  • Specific statistical knowledge is required in most of these areas:
    • indirect comparison and network meta-analyses
    • analyses of and design of observational studies (both prospective and retrospective)
    • pragmatic studies
    • data mining techniques
    • visualization of results and data, and
    • economic models and analyses
  • Excellent command of English, both written and verbal
  • Experience in communicating with all levels of personnel across various departments, in domestic and international environments
  • Potential to mentor and lead other statisticians
  • Ability to work under pressure and without close supervision
  • Able to adapt to change
  • Excellent personal leadership skills (networking, negotiation, communication)
  • Business knowledge about the pharmaceutical industry and US specific regulations for launch and commercialization of new products.


Why you should apply


At UCB, we strive to attract passionate and outstanding talents who thrive on change and are ready to bring real value to patients. Working for us you’ll discover a place where you can grow and express your full potential. We place an emphasis on innovation, collaboration and impact. Through meaningful recognition and a motivating work atmosphere, we aim to provide an optimal experience by caring about and valuing our employees – just as we do for the patients we serve.

The SSI Launch team offers an environment in which diversity of thought is appreciated and where we seek to combine personal development and work projects in an optimal way. This creates personalized experiences leveraging the personal strengths and passions.


About us.

UCB- Inspired by Patients. Driven by Science. Everything we do starts with a simple question: “How will this create value for people living with severe diseases?” By putting patients at the heart of what we do, our approach – from discovery to development to delivery – is continuously transformed and designed around patient needs and their journey.

With a team of approximately 7,500 employees and operations in more than 40 countries, we are a global biopharmaceutical company investing more than a quarter of our revenue in cutting-edge scientific research. We are focused on addressing chronic, neurological, immunological, and bone diseases.

Curious to know more? Please visit our website www.ucb.com.


UCB and its subsidiaries encourage diversity and inclusion in the workplace; we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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