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’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 an Head Translational Research - Romainville,FR
You lead and manage the teams, resources and activities assigned to your area. Expert advisor to the VP Head of Disease Biology, you play a central role in designing and implementing biomarker strategies for the projects both in Discovery and in Development (Ph1 and Ph2a), aimed at gaining insights on target engagement, mode-of-action as well as efficacy for advanced molecules. These activities are key for building the adequate mechanistic insights for the first-in-class therapeutics developed at Galapagos, providing the key information to position these in the competitive landscape. Activities of the Translational Research team spans across therapeutic areas, with a focus on immune-inflammation, fibrosis and kidney diseases. Another angle of the role is to support the backtranslation strategy in place at Galapagos, aiming at bringing disease insights back to the research process through the collection of patient-based datasets.
For your area, you design the scientific and organizational strategy to achieve the objectives of
the Disease Biology division. For active drug discovery projects, you operate in a matrix environment and synchronizes the activities of his/her
team with other Departments, within or outside the disease group. You have the central role at the interface between the
Discovery and Development departments and will overview biomarker activities
(up to Ph2a) Finally, you are also expected to set
up external academic collaborations to sharpen Galapagos’ disease and pathway
Who are you?
What’s in it for you?
You will be part of an 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…!