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Senior Toxicologist - Drug Development


Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Job Function:  Research & Early Development
Job ID:  64909

Posting date  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 an experienced Toxicologist with strong expertise in immune therapeutic area. 


The position will be based in Slough, UK.


Primary reponsibilities

You will be responsible for the non clinical safety development of biologics, small molecules and/or emerging new drug formats such as gene therapy. You will provide non clinical support to global project teams from early research through to 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 demonstrate high skills in monitoring GLP studies with CRO’s, provide toxicology interpretation and issue resolution; and participate in various toxicology and R&D initiatives or other active cross-functional collaborations. You will also prepare and review regulatory documentation and represent UCB in meetings with regulatory authorities.


Essential requirements

You must hold a Ph.D (or equivalent) in a field related to toxicology (biomedical science, immunology, pharmacology, DVM), have a strong knowledge in immune therapeutic area in term of non-clinical development of immunomodulators, and have extensive experience of regulatory toxicology and GLP compliance in the pharmaceutical industry.


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.

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