Associate Pharmacometrician Leader - The Netherlands, Belgium or France

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) and in US, Boston.

We’re 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: The ‘make-it-happeners’.


We are looking for a Associate Pharmacometrician Leader.


Your role

Within the Clinical Pharmacology group, you will contribute to the characterization of pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD) of novel drug candidates.

Your principal accountabilities will be:

  1. Conduct Population PK and PK/PD modeling analysis to support dose selection in different populations and exposure-response analysis with PD, safety and efficacy endpoints
  2. Implement population PK, PK/PD modeling and simulation to assist in selection of doses for clinical development and/or clinical trial simulations
  3. Communicate results of the analysis to a broader team (Clinical Development Team or Project Team)
  4. Participate in preparing, reviewing and publishing scientific papers and abstracts

You will report to the Director Pharmacometrician Leader and work in close collaboration with Clinical Pharmacology Leaders and PBPK manager.

Job requirements

Who are you?

  • PhD or Master in Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacology or related field with a specific focus on pharmacokinetics and PK/PD modeling with at least 3-5 years’ experience in Clinical Development in Pharmaceutical Industry, Contract Research Organizations or academia
  • Experience with one or more PK, PK/PD software packages (Monolix, R, NONMEM or similar)
  • Hands-on experience with PBPK software (PKsim, SimCyp, Gastroplus) and or clinical trial simulations will be a plus. 
  • You know how to work independently and within a team. Your reactivity allow you to handle short delay and high pressure in competitive projects.
  • You have a good written and oral communication, both in English and French.

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…!