Senior Medical Director - Boston, US

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 (Basel) and in the Unites States (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’.

Due to our dynamic growth we are looking for  Senior Medical Director in the US.


Your role

You will participate in the design and the execution of the global clinical development strategy and plan. You will be responsible for one or more clinical programs, where you contribute to the design, implementation and reporting of the studies.

You will:

  • Provide medical and scientific leadership into clinical deliverables for the assigned clinical program
  • Represent Galapagos externally towards Key opinion leaders and be the US medical representative for other in- and external stakeholders.
  • Be a member of the Clinical Development Team (CDT)
  • Provide expert medical and scientific input to clinical trial documents and program regulatory dossier
  • Lead or assist with Competent Authority and Ethics Committee/IRB submissions
  • Work closely with Clinical Operations to ensure adequate dequate executions of US-specific Medical aspects of the study
  • Assessment of trial feasibility and investigator/site selection


Job requirements

Who are you?

  • MD or MD/PhD with at least 5 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry in clinical research a medical director role (relevant clinical and/or pharmaceutical industry experience in Immunology or Inflammation is a plus)
  • History of successful managerial responsibilities
  • Ability to lead by influence in a matrix organisation
  • Has a strong scientific foundation and analytical skills with preferably work or post-doctoral training experience in an academic institution
  • A working knowledge of Phase II – III drug development
  • Strong leadership skills and a strategic thinker
  • Energetic with a can-do attitude
  • Medical practice experience for minimum 3 years
  • Native-level English speaking and writing skills are required
  • Willingness to travel max. 25% of time

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…!