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Senior Biostatistician 1


Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Job Function:  Clinical Development
Job ID:  68606

Help us transform patients' lives.

At UCB, we put our heart, soul and skills into making a difference for people living with significant unmet needs. Working together, we blend the best of our talents to deliver thoughtful solutions that patients value. Will you join us in this pioneering adventure?





To strengthen our Global Statistics team, based in our Boston Office in Cambridge, MA, we are looking for a talented individual to fill the position of: Senior Biostatistician.


As a Senior Statistician you will be driving statistical input in one or more individual clinical studies within a clinical program or across multiple clinical programs. Performing exploratory statistical analysis to gain novel insight that can be used to help inform the development of existing or new compounds.  The role will require the Senior Biostatistician to work effectively with other cross-functional teams within and outside Statistical Sciences and Innovation (SSI).


You like to work in an environment where you can:

  • Lead one or more biomarker, ‘omics or big data projects, offering expert statistical input across all stages of analysis, from feasibility and optimal study design to dissemination of results.
  • Oversees the development and maintenance of advance predictive models to improve decision-making for clinical studies, clinical strategy, operational efficiency and patient experience.
  • Communicate results to clinical teams and non-technical audiences focusing on the significance of the findings and interpreting them in the context of the broader scientific questions.
  • Support studies across all stages of clinical development by providing evidence in support of studies using datamining approaches. 
  • Contribute to raising the profile of the department with the dissemination of scientific findings through papers, conferences and seminars.
  • Communicates and coordinates all statistical activities with external partner biostatisticians. Ensuring the implementation of global, program and SSI standards by all biostatisticians contributing to the project.
  • Provides input on interpretation of results by attending and presenting at the Results Interpretation Meeting (RIM). Reviews and inputs into the clinical study report.
  • Assists the biostatistician lead for a program of studies with the statistical deliverables for regulatory submissions and the lifecycle of a development compound.


You will contribute by:

  • Providing novel statistical methods using Machine Learning and AI
  • Implement and apply Statistical methodology within a clinical development setting
  • Effectively contributes within cross-functional or multi-disciplinary groups
  • Stays current with ongoing developments in statistical methods applications in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Acts as a resource for other biostatisticians in SSI
  • Communicates complex issues in nontechnical language by using visuals, simulations and other illustrative techniques.
  • Provides statistical sciences training to UCB employees from different disciplines on statistical concepts.
  • Seeks opportunity to represent UCB by active participation in external professional/technical forum and defend statistical strategy in front of regulatory authorities when required.
  • Contributes and reviews abstracts, posters, presentations and manuscripts for publication and ensures accuracy of all biostatistical aspects of such documents

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

  • Educated to PhD level within a Statistical or computational field
  • Have strong experience using R and Python
  • Experience in data visualisation (RShiny)
  • Experience in Machine learning/AI and applying Big Data methodology


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.


If you believe you are the perfect match to join us on our pioneering adventure, then we invite you to apply and tell us more about your profile and motivation.





About Us

At UCB, we come together every day to work, laser-focused, on a simple question: How will this create value for people living with severe diseases? By putting patients at the heart of everything 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 worldwide 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. We are looking for people with passion and empathy who develop a real understanding of patient’s needs and can deliver thoughtful solutions to decisionmakers across the heath care ecosystem.

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. We do not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity.

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