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Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Job Function:  Research & Early Development
Job ID:  66298

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?



The role can be located in either Slough, UK or Braine, Belgium. 


Role Overview

As a lead quantitative clinical pharmacologist, he/she is responsible for leading and scoping the quantitative clinical pharmacology and PK-PD strategy for a given project from early clinical development through to life-cycle management.  You will drive and support your function to embed and deliver this strategy through the various key development stages. 

In collaboration with other disciplines (non-clinical PK-PD, statistics/biomarkers, clinical) drive the implementation of model based drug development, including trial design and execution.


He/she will strategically manage expertise and resources within the QCP function to optimally support the need and demands of the agreed strategy and portfolio. This includes optimal utilization of external expertise; consultants and contract organizations and maintaining this relationship so that the expertise is in the right place at the right time. 


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 (NCE), Toxicology and Bioanalytical ensuring clear deliverables and key milestones are achieved and drive project decisions.  He/she will also ensure high quality and robust input is given into development teams. 


He/she may represent the quantitative clinical pharmacology department at internal strategic and governance bodies as well as external authorities and advisory bodies.

Expand and maintain key networks of external opinion leaders and alliances with partners from the pharmaceutical industry. 


Essential Experience

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in strategically leading clinical pharmacology input for large or small molecules into development programs from pre-FIH to life-cycle management.  Furthermore, experience in matrix leadership driving and leading an overall Development Science strategy and input (clinical pharmacology, modelling and simulation, DMPK, bioanalytical and toxicology) into the core project team.


We can offer you a competitive salary & attractive benefits package.


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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