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IT New Medicines Project Manager


Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Job Function:  Project Management
Job ID:  63966

IT New Medicines Project Manager

UCB – Inspired by patients. Driven by science.

Help us transform patients’ lives.

About UCB


At UCB, we put our heart, soul and skills into making a difference for people living with severe diseases. We look to transform patients’ lives by pushing the boundaries of what is possible. With us, our talent makes the most of who they are, unlocking innovation and setting new standards for patients.


Everything we do starts with a simple question: “How will this make a difference to the lives of people living with severe diseases?” And to find the answers, we connect globally with patients and their families living with the physical and social burdens of severe disease. These connections give us new perspectives, drive our innovation, and offer a hope for a new generation of therapies that will help to transform lives.


To strengthen our IT New Medicines Transformation Delivery Team Group, we are looking to fill the position of: IT Project Manager.  


The Opportunity:

The IT New Medicines Transformation Delivery team is playing a crucial role in enabling the full potential of technology for the research organization, thereby increasing the success rate of bringing novel patient solutions to patients.


As IT New Medicines project manager, based in UK (Slough), you will identify and drive innovative technology projects that purposefully add value. We are looking for a unique, driven and innovative individual who connects people, information and technology to boost our fast-moving research environment.


About the Role

You will be responsible for:

  • Orchestrating and project managing the efficient deployment of transformative information technology initiatives which have a major positive impact on the research organization across the research sites in Belgium (Braine), UK (Slough) and US (Boston).
  • Engaging with researchers and the broader IT organization to enable the full value technology use of the latest software ranging from industry leading scientific software, over exotic academic software, to highly complex open source solutions.
  • Actively managing the lifecycle and the value delivery of specialized scientific technologies.  
  • Contributing in the definition of the future technology roadmap by identifying value adding technology opportunities.  


About You

You should have/be:

  • MSc or PhD in life sciences with IT experience or a MSc or PhD in engineering/computer science with experience in a research environment or equivalent.
  • Good understanding of the biopharmaceutical drug discovery/research evolving data driven ecosystem.
  • Passionate about technology leading to a solid knowledge of current and emerging technology trends
  • Demonstrated successful experience in project management of complex global technology implementations.
  • The ability to adapt in a fast-paced complex environment thanks to your can-do attitude and your ability to connect with people.
  • A result oriented with a focus on value delivery.
  • An excellent change agent and you enjoy influencing people thanks to your impactful communication skills.


UCB – The Facts

With more than 7500 employees in approximately 40 countries, we are a global biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Brussels, Belgium which invests more than 25% of revenue in cutting-edge scientific research to meet unmet patient needs. A few other reasons that make UCB an amazing place to work:

  • Promising pipeline that includes several novel molecules and no major patent expiration in the next decade;
  • About 25% of 2016 revenue reinvested into Research & Development
  • 2016 Key Financials: €4.2 billion global revenue Specialties: Neurology, Immunology

Job Segment: Neurology, Project Manager, Immunology, Engineer, Computer Science, Healthcare, Technology, Engineering

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