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Clinical Research Associate Team Lead


Field Based, Field Based, Germany

Job Function:  Clinical Development
Job ID:  69894

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 Global Clinical Science & Operations (GCSO) department, home-based in Europe: Clinical Research Associate Team Lead.


As a Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Team Lead you will have the chance to mentor and truly develop a newly formed team. Your role will be essential to ensure that the CRA team maximizes site performance in UCB conducted clinical studies focusing on Europe and the US.


You like to work in an environment where you can:

  • Make this team “yours” by providing mentorship, guidance and support to all CRAs to enable their development displaying true leadership and passion for your role.
  • Work in a matrix role ensuring good collaboration with all internal stakeholder from within R&D as much as Commercial as well as strategic external partners (e.g. patient organizations, CROs)
  • Be accountable for the planning, coordination, management and supervision of all monitoring and site-related activities to ensure compliance with UCB Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and regulatory requirements.


You will contribute by:

  • Being a manager, coach and mentor for assigned CRAs and therefore ensuring the highest standards and support personal and performance development.
  • Representing the CRA team outside of GCSO.
  • Providing operational support to CRAs, pertaining to sites’ performance regarding set-up, conduct and data collection to ensure that all clinical trial and site activities are planned optimally.
  • Encouraging CRAs in the early engagement with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs)/ sites / patients organizations and key contact point for these throughout the study.
  • Supporting creation of training for new investigators to work on UCB clinical trials.
  • Sharing insights, innovation opportunities and patient needs internally to the team, through collaboration with the UCB innovation/Technology Transformation Implementation (TTI) Teams.


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

  • True passion for managing, empowering, developing and mentoring a team.
  • Previous line management experience is a plus but potential and willingness to learn is of even greater importance.
  • Curious and agile, “nothing is impossible” mentality.
  • Inspire, persuade, influence and gain other’s support for ideas and actions
  • A relevant academic degree within natural sciences with a minimum of 5 years of experience within global clinical development (e.g. as a Clinical Project Manager) is required.
  • Proven track record of successfully leading cross-functional projects in a global environment.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the Clinical Development process and the management of clinical trials.
  • Expertise in Site Management techniques and tools, Change Management skills and ability to teach and apply process improvement methodologies.


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


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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