Data Integrity Lead - Mechelen,BE

Job description

Pleased to meet you, we are Galapagos, a dynamic fast growing Biotech company with offices in Europe in Belgium (Mechelen), France (Romainville & Paris), the Netherlands (Leiden), Switzerland (Basel), Italy (Milano), Spain (Madrid), the UK (London), Germany (München), and in the US (Boston).

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 Data Integrity Lead – Mechelen, BE


Scope of the job

The Data Integrity Lead drives to change human behaviours and culture to ensure Data Integrity across Galapagos’ sites. This position takes ownership of the global Data Integrity Compliance and the Records Life Cycle management process to ensure that regulatory and Galapagos’ requirements are met. Thinking steps ahead, identifying risks and opportunities, understanding the strategic and operational needs of the business, keeping up to date with regulations and managing vendor relationships, are among the challenges generating your enthusiasm for this opportunity. The role reports to the Head of Global Quality Risk Management.

More in detail, you will:

  • Drives and owns data governance approaches for GxP systems
  • Manage Data Integrity initiatives in the company and assist in conducting data integrity gap assessments, developing remediation plans and strategies, and managing tasks to completion.
  • Design/maintain the Data Integrity and Data Governance policies, processes and procedures in accordance with key principles; (e.g., ALCOA +)
  • Build strong relationships with leaders across the organisation and assist in the continuous improvement and lifecycle management of GxP policies and quality management systems, including providing guidance and direction from clinical to commercial phase GMP operations.
  • Advocate for and exhibit the quality mind-set and behaviours, which will enable effective adherence to our standards.
  • Provide DI/DG guidance and ensure that the systems/process implementations across GxP operations are conducted in compliance with applicable regulatory requirements and industry data integrity standards.
  • Set up and secure a compliant Records (Retention) Management Process, Record Retention Schedule and a framework of Central- and Departmental record coordinators.
  • Drive and further develop secure audit trails throughout the organisation for data and systems.
  • Act as SPOC for the Data Integrity, Data Governance and Record Management Process during audits and inspections and offer guidance for Interim archive process filing.
  • Train relevant stakeholders to ensure sustainability.
  • Liaise between the off-site archive vendor and internal record coordinators. Manage and oversee the archiving vendor including the vendor qualification and maintain oversight of GxP records archived at off-site facility.
  • Appropriate destruction of records at end of their lifecycle, after proper approval and in line with effective RRS;
  • Benchmark within and outside of the Company, including regulatory agencies, business partners and suppliers

Job requirements

Who are you?

  • Master/Bachelor in Scientific related Studies with 5 years of relevant working experience
  • You are able to keep oversight whilst performing or supervising diverse activities for multiple projects, good planning and organizing skills describe you as a professional!
  • A diplomat and strong communicator, you reach goals by motivating and persuading others and as such you have impact on
  • you facilitate decision-making within the company
  • You have a profound knowledge and understanding of the relevant regulations and a strong interest in best demonstrated practices across the industry.
  • Your professionalism goes hand in hand with pragmatism when you ensure a sustainable implementation of regulations
  • You have business acumen and an excellent command of English

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…!