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Date: Fri Jan 8 05:31:39 2021
Subject: 21.01.08 Head of Computational Chemistry, Galapagos nv, Mechelen, BE
Pleased to meet you, we are Galapagos, a dynamic fast growing Biotech
company with offices in Europe in Belgium(Mechelen),France (Romainville
and Paris),the Netherlands(Leiden),Basel(Switzerland),Spain (Madrid),
Italy (Milan) and in the US, (Boston).

Were 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 Head of Computational Chemistry-Mechelen,BE



This 10-people groups primary role is the judicious application of 
molecular data science, chemoinformatics, molecular modelling and 
statistics in a multi-disciplinary environment to support a diverse 
portfolio of drug discovery projects. It is also involved in the 
identification and development of new computational methodologies and 
strategies through both internal and external collaborations

Your responsibilities:

1)Establish and execute the strategy of the group :
  -improve quality and speed of drug discovery process by applying 
   cutting-edge technology
  -ensure the application of data- and knowledge-driven approaches
  -develop and expand Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence activities
  -define and manage group budget and resource needs;
2)Be an ambassador beyond the own group:
  -ensure visibility for the achievements of the group
   influence the drug discovery organization by a good communication 
  -be actively involved in defining a data and informatics environment 
   for Research
3)Identify new methodologies and strategies, and foster their 
4)Identify external opportunities and manage external collaborations;
5)Establish and manage close interactions with stakeholders beyond the 
  own group, such as medicinal chemistry, crystallography, bioinformatics
  ,ITS and drug development;
6)Manage and coach group members;

Who are you?

-PhD or equivalent with a demonstrated track record in computer-aided 
 drug discovery
-At least 10 years of experience in a pharmaceutical and/or biotech 
-Knowledge of structure- and ligand-based drug design, chemoinformatics, 
 machine learning and programming applied to drug discovery
-Experience in data science applied to drug discovery including 
 application of FAIR principles, management of ontologies , semantic 
 integration and graph-based knowledge representation
-Strong experience in managing trans-disciplinary teams in an 
 international context
-Proven leadership
-Fluent in English, preferably also in Dutch and/or French

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 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...!
You can share your interest by sending your application to Wim Vanhaele
Talent Acquisition Lead Research - 
Looking forward to meeting with you!
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