Preclinical ADME Lead - Mechelen,BE/Leiden,NL/Romainville,FR

Job description

Pleased to meet you, we are Galapagos, a dynamic fast growing Biotech company with offices in Europe in Belgium (Mechelen), France (Romainville), the Netherlands (Leiden), Bazel (Switzerland) and in Boston (US).


We are in the business of changing lives. In our quest to discover and develop life-improving medicines we go where no one has ever gone before. In every challenge we face, we see new opportunities. We want to challenge the impossible. We need thought leaders and rapid thinkers, entrepreneurs in spirit and status quo-fighters. Collaborative innovators and perseverant idealists. We need the best-in-class. In other words, we need you.

We are looking for a Preclinical ADME Leader - Mechelen,BE/Leiden,NL/Romainville,FR


In the Preclinical Development department, you will support the Development team and contribute to the transition of drug candidates to clinics. In particular, within the matrix organization of Galapagos project management, you will:

  • Provide scientific and regulatory expertise to streamline the preclinical development plan for ADME investigations of combination therapies, in compliance with regulations,guidelines and RA expectations
  • Collaborate with the Project Leader and Project Managers to identify issues and best ways-forward for Preclinical ADME investigations with combinations
  • Represent preclinical ADME expertise in strategic discussions with the alliance partner
  • Collaborate with the other Preclinical Development representatives in the CF team to set up investigation plans and study designs
  • Contribute to identification and selection CRO's external service providers for preclinical ADME studies
  • Ensure compliance with GLP requirements, regulations and RA guidelines
  • Contribute to the preparation of nonclinical ADME related documentation for CTA/IND filings
  • Report to project team and management.


Who are you?

  • A biologist, pharmacist or veterinarian with a Master or PhD in Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics and at least 5-10 years of relevant experience in the pharmaceutical industry; 
  • In-depth understanding of in vitro and in vivo ADME assays, methods and models. Previous experience with development of combination human therapies is strongly preferred. 
  • Enjoys working in cross functional teams
  • Has excellent oral and written communication skills as well as good command in English (writing and speaking).

What’s in it for you?
You will be part of a fast growing and amazing company. As ‘make-it-happener’ you will get all the support you need to make your job successful. At Galapagos we aim to recruit the best people, who stand out among their peers, with integrity and excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Our employees are the strength behind Galapagos, a highly motivated team, eager to maintain Galapagos’ leading position and achieve breakthroughs in pharmaceutical research. Galapagos offers a competitive remuneration package and a dynamic work environment.

We are Galapagos : together we can make it happen…!