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Senior Or Principal Biostatistician - UK, Germany, Belgium or US


Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Job Function:  Clinical Development
Job ID:  68816

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?


To strengthen our Global Statistics team, based in the UK, Belgium, Germany or US, we are looking for a talented individual to fill the position of: Senior Or Principal Biostatistician.


As a Senior/Principal Statistician you will be driving statistical input, and providing strategic and technical deliverables in order to make informed decisions for the development of new or existing compounds The role will require the Senior Biostatistician to work effectively with other cross-functional teams within and outside Statistical Sciences and Innovation (SSI).


You like to work in an environment where you can:

  • Serves as a Senior/Principal Biostatistician for the statistical input in one or more individual clinical studies within a clinical development program or across several clinical programs.
    • Provides expert guidance on study design and appropriate statistical input on all aspects of analysis, interpretation of findings and reporting of results.
    • Gives technical and strategic oversight of deliverables outsourced to external CRO’s or vendors.
    • Plans, produces and/or reviews statistical deliverables for a submission or other regulatory interactions.
    • Performs or oversees exploratory statistical analysis to gain novel insight that can be used to help inform the development of existing or new compounds. 
  • The role will require the Senior Biostatistician to work effectively in cross-functional teams within and outside the department of SSI.


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

  • PhD or Masters’ degree
  • Strong experience within the Biotechnology and/or Pharmaceutical Industry (including clinical research organizations) or relevant academic role with proven successful track record in pharmaceutical development
  • Able to serve as a Senior statistical expert in cross disciplinary teams.
  • Excellence in a variety of relevant statistical methodologies, for example Bayesian approaches.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Good knowledge of SAS and/or R programming.
  • Good knowledge in visualization and simulation techniques.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Able to drive and influence teams to ensure evidence-based and unbiased decisions


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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