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Quantitative Clinical Pharmacology (QCP) Lead


Braine L'alleud, Walloon Brabant, Belgium

Job Function:  Research & Early Development
Job ID:  69854

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 Neuroscience Quantitative Clinical Pharmacology, Development Sciences team, we are looking for a talented individual to fill the position of: Quantitative Clinical Pharmacology Lead, based in Braine l’Alleud, Belgium (preferred)


As a Quantitative Clinical Pharmacology (QCP) Lead, you will drive an overall Development Science strategy and coordinate QCP input for large and small molecules into development programs from pre-FIH to proof of concept in the Neuroscience area.  


You like to work in an environment where you can:

  • Be responsible for leading and scoping the quantitative clinical pharmacology and PK-PD strategy for assigned projects from candidate selection through to life-cycle management.
  •  You will drive and support your function to embed and deliver this strategy through the various key development stages, with a particular focus on transition into man through to POC within the neuroscience area


You will contribute by:

  • In collaboration with other disciplines (non-clinical PK-PD, statistics/biomarkers, translational medicine, modelling and simulation) drive the implementation of model based drug development, including early phase trial design, go-no go decisions and drug development.
  • As a key member of quantitative pharmacology and development sciences, you will foster and facilitate a collaborative working environment between non-clinical safety, DMPK, bioanalysis, non-clinical PK-PD, modelling and simulation to leverage key scientific and strategic input into projects.
  • From a development science perspective, you will ensure a clear development science strategy is formed and lead a matrix team covering; QCP, Modelling and Simulation, DMPK, Toxicology and Bioanalytical, ensuring clear deliverables and key milestones are achieved and drive project decisions.  You will also ensure high quality and robust input is given into development teams.
  • You may represent the quantitative clinical pharmacology department at internal strategic and governance bodies as well as external authorities and advisory bodies.
  • It will be important in this role to expand and maintain key networks of external opinion leaders and alliances with partners from the pharmaceutical industry.


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

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD or equival ent with extensive knowledge in drug development from industry or academia.
  • The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in strategically leading quantitative clinical pharmacology input for large or small molecules into development programs from pre-FIH to proof of concept and submission, wit h clear expertise in early/translational clinical pharmacology in Neuroscience.
  • experience in matrix leadership driving and leading an overall Development Science strategy and input (quantitative clinical pharmacology, modelling and simulation, DMPK, bioanalytical and toxicology) into the core project team.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • You are a team-player, able to liaise with many different internal and external stakeholders.
  • eager to work in a collaborative environment
  • excellent evaluating and decision-making skills, in order move forward with the candidate molecules.


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.

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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