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Quantitative Clinical Pharmacology Lead - Immunology


Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Job Function:  Research & Early Development
Job ID:  64562

Posting date: 13/08/2019


At UCB everything we do starts with a simple question: “How will this make a difference to the lives of people living with severe diseases?” We do that by connecting with patients and their families around the world living with the physical and social burdens of severe disease of the immune system and the central nervous system. Those connections offer new perspectives, drive innovation, and offer the hope of a new generation of therapies that will help to transform lives.


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.

Closing date for submission: 27th September 2019


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