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Clinical Biomarker Leader/Translational Scientist, Manager - Any Galapagos Location

Leiden, Netherlands

Job description

Pleased to meet you, we are Galapagos, a biotechnology company with operations in Europe and the U.S. dedicated to developing transformational medicines for more years of life and quality of life.


Focusing on high unmet medical needs, we synergize compelling science, technology, and collaborative approaches to create a deep pipeline of best-in-class small molecules, CAR-T therapies, and biologics in oncology and immunology. With capabilities from lab to patient, including a decentralized, point-of-care CAR-T manufacturing network, we are committed to challenging the status quo and delivering results for our patients, employees and shareholders.


We are looking for a Clinical Biomarker Leader/Translational Scientist, Manager to join our team in Basel (Switzerland) or Leiden (The Netherlands) .


Scope of the job

As a Clinical Biomarker Leader/Translational Scientist, you (remotely) join Galapagos’ Translational Science team in the Leiden Bio Science Park. You play a key role in the design, analysis, interpretation and reporting of product characterization and immune monitoring data. Furthermore, you will be establishing internal and external assays including PK/PD/immunogenicity for CAR-T cell clinical trials with internal QC team as well as CROs. You enjoy working in close collaboration with Clinical Development, Process Development, Analytical Development and other stakeholders to ensure relevant data are collected.

As an experienced professional with a complete understanding of the field of translational research you will become instrumental in the development of our clinical programs with novel CAR-T therapies in multiple (hemato-)oncological or immunological indications towards clinical trials and regulatory approval. By doing so, you contribute directly to the treatment of patients, and the generation of data to make these CAR-Ts widely available.

In this role, you will report to the Head of Translational Sciences.


Your role

  • Critically assess, interpret and present translational data collected during Galapagos’ ongoing clinical trials of all
  • Co-drive innovation by keeping up-to-date with relevant literature, technology, regulatory guidance and industry developments
  • Providing CAR-T biology expertise within the company
  • Collaborate with other departments to create synergy in developing biomarker strategies and translational approaches
  • Contribute to product characterization and immune monitoring strategy
  • Contribute to study documents, such as Clinical Study Reports and Briefing books

Job requirements

Who are you ?

  • MD/PhD, PhD or equivalent professional experience in Biomedical or Life Sciences
  • 5+ years relevant experience in similar role required
  • A deep knowledge and understanding of CAR T cell biology and oncology/hematology or autoimmunity
  • Demonstrated expertise in immunological methods and profiling of immune cell populations
  • Experience with handling and interpretation of large datasets
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with clinical studies
  • Ability to be flexible with changing priorities
  • Strong collaborative and communicating skills
  • Self-driven and can-do mindset, without compromising quality
  • Fluent in English


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. Flexible working hours can be discussed.


We are Galapagos: together we make it happen…!

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