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Senior Director Head Non-Clinical Safety Immunology TA


Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Job Function:  Research & Early Development
Job ID:  64910

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?

Date posted 23/09/2019

Closing date 18/10/2019


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.


Role overview

We are currently seeking a Head for the nonclinical safety team, who will be a senior Immuno-Toxicologist with drug development experience and with leadership/management skills/aspirations.


This role will be based in Slough, UK.


Primary responsibilities

You will be responsible for development of drug candidates (biologics, small molecules and/or emerging formats such as gene therapy) and for the strategic leadership of late stage/post marketing phases. You will provide non clinical support to global project teams through FIM, POC and beyond. You will work in a collaborative environment and as a member of interdisciplinary project teams; you will represent the Development Science Department.


You will also demonstrate high skills in partnership with CRO’s, guide toxicology interpretation and issue resolution; and participate in various toxicology and R&D initiatives or other active cross-functional collaborations. You will review regulatory documentation and represent UCB in meetings with regulatory authorities. In addition to project teams work, you will provide strategic leadership and have managerial responsibilities in the department. 


Essential requirements

You must hold a Ph.D (or equivalent) in a field related to immune-toxicology (biomedical science, immunology, pharmacology, DVM), have a strong knowledge of non-clinical development in Biopharmaceutical industry, have extensive experience of regulatory toxicology/pathology and strategic leadership/managerial competencies.


Due to the nature of the position, you need to consider the following desirable assets;

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to facilitate interactions; excellent oral and written English communication skills. Demonstrated technical writing skills.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving, strong decision-making, complex problem-solving.
  • Demonstrated critical data analysis and interpretation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a strong collaborative member of diverse teams.
  • Open, confident, and persuasive behaviour, succeeding through influence, experience in balancing big picture thinking with detailed analysis, ability to be flexible and to adapt to a changing environment.

We can offer you an excellent opportunity to join an exciting company. In return, UCB is offering a competitive salary package, continuous professional and personal development training and career progression.


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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