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Data Scientist, Leiden/NL

Leiden, Netherlands

Job description

Pleased to meet you, we are Galapagos, a dynamic growing Biotech company with offices across Europe and in US, headquartered in Mechelen, Belgium.

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 pioneer for patients. 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-happener’.

For our Cell Therapy organization in Leiden, we are looking for a Data Scientist


We are seeking a Data Scientist to join the Global Manufacturing Sciences and Technology (MSAT) team to build data models, to analyse and visualize our different manufacturing processes and product data sources. The Data Scientist joins a growing team of data focused colleagues and is  in close contact with different stakeholders of the data pipeline to help drive consistency and accelerating data analysis from early clinical stage through pivotal/commercial readiness.

Your role

  • Map data needed by different stakeholders in different data sources.
  • Interact closely with Data Engineers and other Data Scientists from the group and the organization to leverage and align with existing work.
  • Build statistical models to summarize, analyse and turn data into information and dashboards to visualize that information.
  • Document steps and protocols and keep them up to date.
  • Plan and execute a data modelling strategy in line with the health authorities’ requirements.
  • Think creatively and act independently.
  • Communicate plans and results of the analyses with clarity to different stakeholders, providing relevant statistical context with different levels of abstraction.

The Data Scientist reports to the MSAT Data Science Lead.

Job requirements

  • MSc/PhD degree in life sciences, biotechnology, bioinformatics or related discipline.
  • At least 5 years in a similar role.
  • Experience with data wrangling.
  • Experience with statistic data modeling using tools such as python, R, etc.
  • Experience with dashboarding tools such as Shiny, Dash, etc.
  • Ability switch between zooming out and strategize and zooming in in a detailed manner.
  • Knowledge of data management tools is a plus.
  • Analytical mindset, curiosity-driven and can-do mindset.
  • Responsibility for own projects while pursuing company goals in open collaboration.
  • 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 ‘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…!

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