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Late Phase Project Lead Statistician


Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Job Function:  Clinical Development
Job ID:  71784

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?


Late Phase Project Lead Biostatistician: UK, Germany or Belgium

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 Statistical Sciences and Innovation Group, we are looking to fill the position of: Project Lead Statistician.


About the Role

Your responsibilities will include to:

  • Lead the statistical input to the project development team, driving innovation and ensuring commitment to quality standards, processes and efficient delivery 
  • Foster and encourage a culture of innovation, and act as a role model to others in actively owning and driving the pragmatic use of innovative methods where appropriate. 
  • Provide strategic statistical input into the Project supporting the development of the TPVP, Integrated Evidence Plan and SSI Functional Plan. 
  • Lead and manage statistical delivery of the projects, ensuring that a comprehensive assessment of the statistical approaches required to address agreed development objectives (TPVP, IEP) is defined. Liase with specialist SSI groups as appropriate, including pre-clinical, CESI and Predictive Analytics. 
  • Develop close collaboration with the project lead programmer and other members of SSI where relevant, ensuring the required capabilities are assigned to deliver against the SSI support to the project to agreed timelines and with quality. Ensure appropriate oversight of Strategic Partners and external vendors. 
  • Line manage UCB statistical staff within the project team providing statistical support, career progression advice (in line with SSI strategy) and training and enabling mentorship as necessary 
  • Help establish and actively contribute to a Project Lead Forum to share learnings across statistics, programming and other projects and ensure SSI project statistical strategies are embedded 
  • Ensure SSI standards are applied across the projects consistently working with the Standards Management team to develop any necessary new standards for the Project. 
  • Work collaboratively with SSI Early or Late Development Partnering Leads (as appropriate) to ensure issues and learnings are shared to further develop both the partnership and individuals     Internal and External Collaboration/Representation: 
  • Represent SSI as an active member of various UCB project governance boards 
  • Collaborating with statisticians, programmers and clinical/medical leads to develop and implement statistical approaches to improve data-driven decision making, to drive strategies to stakeholders for integration into critical business decisions 
  • Champion and act as interface with PVUs and project teams to drive data mining approaches as part of the New Development Paradigm to support
  • development projects 
  • Engage cross functionally to provide expert input into collaboration projects such as publications, clinical reports, safety reports and annual reports
  • Actively represent and enhance the external profile of UCB’s statisticians, through involvement in external industry and statistical bodies such as ASA, PSI, EFSPI, etc.


About You

You should have:

  • Master’s degree in Biostatistics or Statistics, (PhD is preferred, but not essential). 
  • 12+ years working within the Pharmaceutical industry. 
  •  Experience of managing global teams & projects (Late development) 
  •  Experience in line management 
  • Proven influencer and collaborator in an early/late development team environment 
  • Previous experience in a Project Lead Statistical role, ideally in a Pharma or CRO environment
  • Extensive experience in communicating complex quantitative ideas clearly with all levels of technical and non-technical personnel, in domestic and international environments 
  • Computer/software proficiency supporting data analysis, including expertise with the interpretation of data derived from analyses with software such as: SAS, R, WinBugs/OpenBugs


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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