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Director of Data Strategy and Innovation

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 are in the business of changing lives. 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 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’.

We are looking for a Director of Data Strategy and Innovation in Basel (CH) - Mechelen (BE) or Leiden (NL)

Scope of the role:

We are seeking a Director of Data Strategy and Innovation to join our Biometrics Team at our mid-sized pharmaceutical company specializing in oncology and immunology. This role is pivotal in leveraging data-driven insights to drive strategic decisions, optimize operations, and fuel research efforts, translating complex datasets into actionable insights to advance innovative therapies and enhance patients' lives.

Your role:
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive data strategy encompassing utilization, integration, harmonization, and governance to align with the company's objectives and foster innovation in drug development.
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including R&D, IT, and Quality, to identify, understand, and prioritize data input, consumption, storage, output, and analytics needs.
  • Gather and define business requirements, use cases, and opportunities to drive future innovations, improvements, and informed decision-making processes.
  • Oversee and continuously enhance existing and new data storage and analytics platforms, ensuring scalability, efficiency, and alignment with organizational goals.
  • Conduct thorough reviews and assessments of databases and data systems to maintain data quality and integrity, implementing corrective measures as necessary.
  • Use advanced data analysis and data science methodologies to extract key trends and insights, optimizing strategic decision-making processes and enhancing data effectiveness.
  • Develop and execute an innovative Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) strategy to accelerate and advance drug development processes at Galapagos.
  • Establish robust data governance and quality control measures in accordance with company policies, ensuring the accuracy, security, and compliance of data across the organization.
  • Define Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), monitor the effectiveness of data-driven strategies and initiatives, and make iterative adjustments to achieve the company's ultimate goals.
  • Stay abreast of the latest developments in data analytics, ML, automation, AI, and biotech industry trends, providing recommendations and implementing cutting-edge solutions to drive continuous improvement.

Job requirements

Who are you?

  • Master’s degree in computer science, Data Science, Information Technology, or a related field; advanced degree preferred.
  • Proven experience in developing and implementing data strategies within the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry, with a focus on oncology and immunology drug development preferred.
  • Strong understanding of data governance, data quality, and regulatory requirements, particularly in a healthcare or life sciences setting.
  • Expertise in leveraging advanced analytics techniques, AI, and ML to extract insights and drive innovation in drug development processes.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to collaborate effectively across diverse teams and influence stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to translate complex technical concepts into clear, actionable insights for non-technical stakeholders.
  • A strategic mindset with a passion for driving change and innovation through data-driven approaches.
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple initiatives concurrently in a fast-paced environment.

What’s in it for you ?

At Galapagos, we prioritize your continuous growth and development, fostering a culture of empowerment. Our employees are the driving force behind our mission to lead in pharmaceutical research and innovation.

We offer a competitive compensation package and a supportive work environment with strong focus on your health and well-being. Join us in our journey towards sustainability, as we strive to make a lasting impact on both the industry and the planet.

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

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