Study Physician

Job description

Pleased to meet you, we are CellPoint, a Galapagos company. We’re a dynamic fast growing Biotech company in the business of changing lives.

Galapagos’ mission is to make a lasting positive contribution to society through discovery of innovative therapies for diseases with large unmet medical need. Galapagos seeks to develop a robust portfolio of therapies that have the potential to revolutionize existing treatment paradigms. The company’s ambition is to become a leading global biopharmaceutical company, focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative medicines to improve patients’ lives. Galapagos’ historic focus on developing first-in-class medicines based on the discovery of novel targets in inflammation and fibrosis has led to the successful launch of our first medicine in rheumatoid arthritis in 2020 and in ulcerative colitis in 2021. The pivotal study in Crohn’s Disease is fully recruited and we expect topline data and potential approval in this new indication in a couple of years.

Galapagos is now entering an exciting new chapter to expand and diversify its pipeline for the future, starting with oncology, specifically CAR-T cell-therapy, a transformative treatment of different types of cancer. Through the combined acquisitions of CellPoint and AboundBio, we are propelling ourselves into next-generation cell therapies. CellPoint brings a novel, decentralized point-of-care cell therapy manufacturing model, which has the potential to offer efficient, 7-day time to treatment and avoids complex logistics, resulting in potential better patient outcomes and broader access. For more information, please visit

For the CellPoint/Galapagos organisation in Leiden/NL, we are looking for a Study Physician

Scope of the role:

As Study Physician, you join our growing Clinical Development team located in the Leiden Bio Science Park to take ownership of the medical and safety oversight of CellPoint’s clinical trials.

The role requires medical and analytical expertise for continuous assessment of medical and safety data from CellPoint’s Phase I/II clinical trials. More in detail, you perform eligibility checks, act as the first point of contact for site investigators, and you proactively participate in the clinical studies’ Safety Review Committees.

Within the company you provide medical and therapeutic expertise, and you deliver input for study designs, comparator selection, and development plans. Contribution to, or independent creation of, clinical study related documents such as clinical study protocols, investigator’s brochures and Development Safety Update Reports (DSURs) is also part of your responsibilities. You perform medical interpretation of data collected in CellPoint’s clinical trials and contribute to data analysis and clinical study reports. The ability to build strong and fruitful relationships, is important for your interaction with multiple internal and external stakeholders in the medical community and with vendors, most importantly with Pharmacovigilance.

As an experienced professional with a complete understanding of the field of clinical research you will be instrumental in the development of our clinical program with novel CAR-T therapies in multiple (hemato-)oncological indications towards clinical trials and regulatory approval. This is your opportunity to contribute directly to the initial treatment of cancer patients, and the generation of data to make these CAR-Ts widely available.

The Study Physician reports to the Head of Clinical Development.

Job requirements

Who are you?

  • A MD with 2 or more years industry experience or equivalent, in a similar role. Young eager-to-learn professionals are also encouraged to apply and will be trained.
  • Experience in hemato-oncology, preferably clinical experience in this field
  • Solid understanding of phase I-III drug development
  • Knowledge of pharmacovigilance requirements within a drug development environment
  • Sound knowledge of ICH (International Council on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements), GCP (Good Clinical Practice) and other regulatory requirements
  • Excellent team player, able to deliver in a demanding environment
  • Good organizational skills
  • Excellent writing and communication skills both towards team members within the company as towards external contacts
  • Ability to critically assess, analyze and interpret clinical data and clinical literature
  • Enthusiastic to work on-site in our beautiful offices in Leiden
  • Self-driven and can-do mindset, without compromising quality and compliance
  • You have good interpersonal skills and written and spoken fluency in English

What’s in it for you?

You will be part of a fast growing and amazing company. As a ‘make-it-happener’ you will get all the support you need to make your job successful. At CellPoint/Galapagos we aim to recruit the best people, who stand out among their peers, with integrity and excellent interpersonal and organisational skills. Our employees are the strength behind Galapagos/CellPoint, you will join a highly motivated team, eager to maintain our leading position and to achieve breakthroughs in pharmaceutical research. New team members have the opportunity to actively shape their position and contribute to our mission. Galapagos/CellPoint offers a competitive remuneration package and a dynamic work environment. Flexible working hours can be discussed.

We are Galapagos : together we can make it happen…!