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7 Dec 2020

Full-Time Head of Funding and Collaborations

UCB Bioscience – Posted by UCBdenise Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Job Description

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?

About UCB


At UCB, working at the forefront of scientific innovation, we put our heart, soul and skills into making a difference for people living with chronic disease. Working together to push the boundaries, we harness our passion, emerging technologies and blend the best of our talents to unlock innovation. Will you join us in our pioneering adventure?

UCB is a multinational biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.  The Company’s efforts are focused on research and development of treatments for severe diseases treated by specialists, particularly in the fields of central nervous system (CNS) disorders (including epilepsy) and immunology.


To strengthen our External Funding (grants, sponsorships and donations), Investigator Initiated Studies (IIS) and Clinical Research Collaborations team, we are looking to fill the position of: Head of Funding and Collaborations based in our Raleigh, NC or Atlanta, GA (US)Slough (UK) or Brussels HQ (Belgium) or Monheim (Germany) offices.


The position is reporting to the Head of Strategic Partnering and Medical Management Operations.


About the Role


You will be responsible for:
•    Overseeing and providing a clear vision and strategy for all activities associated with external funding (grants, sponsorships and donations), IIS and research collaborations according to enable to advancement of science, which includes leading / oversight of the approval committees
•    Ensuring established policies enable activities and are in accordance with regulatory requirements
•    Lead the development of the research collaboration process for UCB (E2E including evaluation, approval, contracting and continued oversight)
•    Driving the development of global solutions to improve current established systems and processes (reduce complexity and increase compliance to ultimately mobilize and integrate science to improve patient lives)
•    Overseeing service provider(s) that contribute to the funding and collaboration processes to ensure services are delivered appropriately and meet all established operational metrics


About You


You should have:
•    Master’s degree or equivalent is required
•    Experience (>5 years) with clinical trials and/or in an R&D department, Global Medical Affairs or similar role (including Business Development collaborations)
•    Experience (>5 years) working at a Global level in a matrix environment and effectively managing cross-functional teams and strong project management capabilities
•    Experience in developing innovative new processes and standards of practice that lead to agility and efficiency and reduce complexity for the business
•    In-depth knowledge of research collaborations (key criteria, contracting, etc.), sponsor-investigator written agreements, GxP guidelines
•    Effective time management and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills – proficient in English
•    Good analytical skills and attention to detail
•    Strong leadership capablities and team orientation and ability to work autonomously in a cross-functional and cultural environment

What We Offer


An opportunity to:
•    Be part of a dynamic team interacting and building relationships with a wide array of stakeholders
•    Contribute to the development and enhancement of UCB’s Funding, IIS and Research Collaborations processes, systems and standards
•    Be part of an environment that encourages personal and professional growth through collaboration, feedback, sharing best practices and lessons learned
•    Be proactive with a strong work ethic and ability to develop and coach others


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

How to Apply

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

Job expires in 48 days.

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