DMPK Expert - 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 and Paris), the Netherlands (Leiden), Basel (Switzerland), Spain (Madrid), Italy (Milan) and in the 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 DMPK Expert  - Mechelen,BE


Scope of the job

In the Research DMPK department of Galapagos, you will act as a DMPK Expert and Representative in Drug Discovery project teams in various therapeutic areas and focus on to the transition of early hits to pre-clinical candidates. With an innovative and creative mindset, you contribute to the growth and development of the DMPK department of Galapagos. You will also be involved in designing tailored DMPK/ADME studies to support the Drug Discovery project teams. Furthermore, you play an important role in the selection of pre-clinical candidates and in writing of related DMPK reports.

You will work in close interaction with project leaders and other project team members and actively collaborate with all the members of the DMPK Department (in vivo team, in vitro team, bioanalysis team). The DMPK Expert interacts on a regular basis with the Head of Area.

Job requirements

Who are you?

  • PhD in ADME/DMPK, pharmaceutical sciences, biomedical sciences, biochemistry or related areas
  • Any relevant experience as a DMPK representative in the pharmaceutical industry in drug discovery projects is desirable
  • In-depth understanding of ADME/DMPK principles
  • Laboratory experience with ADME in vitro studies, bioanalysis studies or/and in vivo rodent studies are a 'nice to have' attribute in this position
  • Good knowledge of the use of PK analysis software. In addition, knowledge and experience with software allowing to perform PBPK and PK/PD analysis and simulation is an advantage.

In addition, we are looking for a candidate with strong organizational skills and someone who enjoys working in cross-functional teams. You are well organized and able to get stakeholders on board whilst handling multiple tasks and projects. You thrive in a context with ambitious timelines. You have excellent communication skills in English and you can compile and comprehensively present reports and plans.


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...!