Scout for oligonucleotide-based drugs and technologies – Leiden (NL)

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), Basel (Switzerland) 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.

We are looking for a Scout for oligonucleotide-based drugs and technologies – Leiden (NL)

Scope of the job

In this role, you will map the landscape of companies active in nucleotide-based drugs, such as siRNA, antisense oligonucleotides, and miRNA antagomirs/agomirs, compare different technologies, and make recommendations regarding partnering opportunities.

Your role

  • Once you have a good overview of the market, you will prioritize companies based on fit with Galapagos strategy.
  • You will be responsible to organize and lead scientific discussions between Galapagos and these companies to ensure an in-depth understanding of the science behind the technologies
  • Organize due diligence process involving cross-functional teams such as research, development, manufacturing, legal, IP, and business developmentYou will make recommendations regarding technologies, therapeutic approaches, and partnering opportunities to the Search and Evaluation team Regular travel will be involved as you attend partnering conferences and scientific conferences in the relevant field and travel to the different Galapagos sites across Europe.


Job requirements

Who are you?

  • MSc or PhD in life sciences or pharmaceutical sciences
  • More than 6 years of experience in biotech or pharmaceutical industry post-graduation
  • Strong know how of and experience in oligonucleotide technologies and therapies
  • Scientific background in one or more of the following terapeutic areas: fibrosis, inflammation, osteoarthritis, polycystic kidney disease
  • Well-organized, excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strong business acumen
  • Excellent English writing and speaking skills
  • Familiar with business evaluations and writing business plans
  • Preferably worked in licensing teams before
  • Strong network in the pharmaceutical industry

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…!