Statistical Modeller - 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), 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 Statistical Modeller.



You will be part of the rapidly expanding Biostatistics team. Our mission is to apply the appropriate statistical methodology to deliver the portfolio through collaborative scientific leadership and operational excellence.  Our core business is the design and analysis of Phase 1-3 clinical trials and accurate interpretation and communication of statistical results.




You will be responsible for:

  • Identifying opportunities to implement innovative statistical methods to clinical trial design and analysis in translational medicine
  • Modeling and Simulation efforts to provide answers to complex statistical problems
  • Gaining insight in the specific disease area and the competitive landscape through focused literature search and summarizing of publically available data
  • Stay current with relevant statistical literature and guidances
  • Help to determine the R environment and infrastructure
  • Implement best practices in terms of application of statistical methods You engage with external consultants and qualified CROs that provide support to the development and implementation of statistical methodology.

Job requirements

Who are you?

  • You have a PhD in (bio)statistics with a minimum of 5 years of working experience in model-informed drug development. 
  • You are a pioneer who likes working in a rapidly evolving environment. 
  • You have experience with trial simulations using R and other relevant software, and a good working knowledge about Bayesian methodology and adaptive designs. 
  • You have a demonstrated track record of specialization in certain statistical domains that have relevance to drug development. 
  • You are knowledgeable about clinical pharmacology and are able to acquire in-depth knowledge about the disease area. You are a keen learner, a strategic thinker and knowledgeable about the various aspects of clinical development and regulatory requirements. 
  • You have excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment. You are a team player and possess excellent interpersonal skills.

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…!