Pleased to meet you, we are Galapagos, a dynamic fast growing Biotech company with offices in Europe in Belgium (Mechelen), France (Romainville & Paris), the Netherlands (Leiden), Switzerland (Basel), Italy (Milano), Spain (Madrid), the UK (London), Germany (München), and in the 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 Translational Research Lead Fibrosis - Mechelen,BE/Basel,CH/Romainville,FR/Leiden,NL
You have a key role at the interface between Discovery and Development Departments. At one hand, you lead the Translational Research activities for new therapeutic molecules in Development phases (from Preclinical stage on) to strengthen the translation of data from preclinical models to human, drive indication selection (forward translation), refine the understanding of potential safety risks and design the biomarker strategy. At the other hand, you are responsible for Translational Research activities aiming at generating new mechanistic insights for the different diseases Galapagos is focusing on. These back-translation activities are based on diverse types ‘omics’ data generated from diseased tissue collected in clinical trials.
These new mechanistic insights will represent the basis for the selection of innovative pathways and targets for drug discovery. Expert advisor to the Head of Fibrosis Disease Area, you play a central role in the success of strategies for molecules progressed in clinical trials as well as in setting the basis for future drug discovery efforts. Finally, the Translational Research Lead is actively contributing to the generation of an up-to-date knowledge environment for fibrotic diseases and to set up and drive external academic collaborations to generate Translational data related to development molecules or fibrotic diseases.
Who are you?
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…!