Medical Director Translational Medicine - Basel, Switzerland

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), Switzerland (Bazel) 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 Medical Director in Translational Medicine.


Job Description


As a medical director, you will participate in the development of the clinical development strategy and plan. You will be the responsible physician leading clinical studies for evaluation of new drug candidates in development.


In particular, you will:


  • Be a core member of the Clinical Development Team (CDT)
  • Bring the right medical and clinical development expertise to develop the Clinical Development Plan (CDP)
  • Play a leading role in designing and implementing specific studies of the CDP
  • Be the medical representative in clinical study teams
  • Lead or assist with Competent Authority and Ethics Committee/IRB submissions
  • Be the primary contact for medical review of safety information from clinical trials
  • Collaborate with the responsible person for safety reporting
  • Work closely with Clinical Operations to ensure
    • Adequate executions of Medical aspects of the study
    • Assessment of trial feasibility and investigator/site selection
    • Interaction with medical counterparts at CRO
  • Interact with key opinion leaders
  • Be the spokesperson on medical topics to external and internal bodies
  • Be compliant with GCP and other regulations


Job requirements


  • MD or MD/PhD (relevant experience in Immunology, Inflammation,or Dermatology)
  • Preferably has specialization in Rheumatology, Dermatology, Immunology, or Gastroenterology
  • 3 or more years of experience in clinical research
  • Solid understanding of Phase Ib – II drug development
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Ability to travel
  • English speaking and writing skills are required

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…!