Senior Principal Scientist, Development

Location Diegem, Belgium
Discipline: Biotechnology, Chemicals
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Cherish Becker

Contact email:
Job ref: 10490
Published: 4 days ago

As a leader in the Pharmaceutical Industry in Belgium we advance a portfolio of Nanobody-based therapeutic programs in several major disease areas, including inflammation, haematology, immuno-oncology and oncology.



  • Support PKDM as a pharmacokinetics/pharmacometrician
  • Represent PKDM and formulate strategies for specific projects
  • Conduct PK, population PK and PK/PD analysis
  • Formulate modelling and simulation (M&S) strategies for specific projects
  • Develop and review protocols, analysis plans and study reports
  • Prepare CIB/IMPD/IND and other regulatory documents, when needed
  • Capacity to integrate biological/pharmacological processes into complex PK/PD analysis in early development programs, including mathematical models and hands-on M&S proficiency
  • Anticipation of opportunities to support an efficient drug development
  • Capacity to accurately record M&S activities in an audit-able manner consistent with general accepted practices
  • Will train/mentor others
  • Demonstrate a proficiency in scheduling multiple activities
  • Monitor compliance with any appropriate company guidelines
  • Independently accountable for meeting project timelines



  • M.Sc. or PharmD or MD or PhD with at least 8-10 years of R&D experience in industry, with focus on clinical or translational research.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of pharmacological processes.
  • Knowledge and mindset in translational research and bridging strategies.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements and experience in interactions with regulatory authorities.
  • Technical expertise in most of the following areas: clinical trial simulations technologies, PK modelling, PBPK modelling, population PK or PK/PD modelling
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to early development strategy, to issues and to Ensure successful integration of pharmacokinetic aspects in drug development programs.
  • Be able to operate in a multicultural environment and participate in international teams.
  • Participate in designing the early clinical development and overall translational medicine plans, according to the strategy developed by the Company.
  • Acts as expert in PK/PD matters and modelling concepts and their application to dose selection, study design, risk/benefit, and informing drug development decisions in close collaboration with project teams.
  • Participate and/or present at departmental, external and international meetings within the company.
  • Prepare abstracts, posters and manuscripts for presentation and/or publication.
  • Present at external scientific meetings as appropriate.
  • Summarise documents for submission to regulatory agencies, including but not limited to the FDA, EMEA and HPB.
  • Can act as a resource to address technical and theoretical issues in M&S area.
  • Able to lead development of new technologies.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal communications skills commensurate with working in a multicultural organization.


For more information please contact me at:  +31 (0)20 20 44 502 or