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Head Risk Management & Data


Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Job Function:  Clinical Development
Job ID:  68386

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 Clinical Science & Operations (GCSO) department, based either in our RTP office in Raleigh - Durham, NC we are looking for a talented individual to fill the position of: Head Risk Management and Data Quality


As Head Risk Management and Data Quality you will be responsible for ensuring that data generated and processed within Clinical Data and Innovation is fit for purpose by, developing, implementing and scaling UCB’s Risk Management and Risk-Based Monitoring (RBM).


You like to work in an environment where you can:

  • Develop, implement and scale UCB’s Risk Management and Risk-Based Monitoring (RBM) strategy with the appropriate enablers in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders
  • Lead the activities to monitor quality and technical consistency of SDTM datasets, including medical coding
  • Contribute to improve the performance of CDI department by providing KPIs, analytics, automation solutions and delivering learning and knowledge management
  • Drive reduction of complexity of studies and programs


You will contribute by:

  • Line management of the team leading performance management, learning and knowledge delivery, risk management and RBM, data quality oversight and delivery, medical coding and data intelligence analytics
  • Developing and delivering analytics to measure performance across CDI and GCSO.
  • Ensuring tools are enabled to support medical coding of data from clinical trials and other collection or acquisition
  • Managing the oversight of medical coding, ensuring quality and consistency.
  • Ensuring impact analyses for dictionary version changes, and appropriate pooling of data is enabled within and across programs
  • Active engagement with internal/external stakeholders to develop/implement/improve standard processes, controls, and systems related to Risk Management and RBM, in a CRO oversight model
  • Overseeing the process of complexity assessments of studies and influence the design of studies, lead the review of complexity for studies and programs


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

  • Relevant academic background
  • 10+ years of experience in a CRO/pharmaceutical environment with a proven and consistent record of proactive management and innovation 
  • 3+ years of experience in the CRO/pharmaceutical environment related to the development/implementation of Risk-Based Monitoring (RBM) related capabilities
  • 3+ years of line management experience in a CRO/pharmaceutical environment with a successful record of developing personnel and teams
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of standards development processes, esp. for clinical data
  • Demonstrated experience analyzing and evaluating business relationships/situations to make decisions and determine appropriate responsive actions
  • Proven ability to develop and lead a multi-functional and geographically diverse team.


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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