Global Head of DMPK - Brussels

Functiegroepen: Clinical Research / Clinical Pharmacokinetics/DMPK


For a renowned organisation (active in over 40 countries), we are looking for a Head of DMPK on Senior Director level. This company is a mid-size pharma player of Belgian origin and has retained its warm working environment during their growth. They were able to bring multiple CNS drugs to the market, resulting in a financially stable company with a big focus on new research. Scientifically they focus on developing groundbreaking medicines for severe immune system and CNS diseases.


As Head of DMPK, you will lead a multinational team and be responsible for the strategy and execution of all DMPK projects in the different therapeutic areas. Your responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Managing a world leading and global DMPK department
  • A key member of the QPDM leadership team
  • Leading all DMPK aspects and end-responsible of drug projects from discovery through life-cycle management
  • Design the vision, long-term global strategy and DMPK operating model
  • Ensure full development of internal/external resources and capabilities
  • DMPK face for external key collaborators and PI’s
  • Accountable for ensuring that infrastructure and tools are cutting-edge
  • Lead external collaborations with major external scientific collaborators
  • Resolve complex business and scientific problems


You will bring the following skill set/experience:

  • PharmD, Ph.D. in chemistry or equivalent
  • More than 12 years of industry experience
  • Experienced in leading DMPK groups
  • Previously managed high-level Scientists
  • Visibility in the global DMPK community
  • Previous involvement in setting out strategy


This company offers you the opportunity to be highly influencial in all drug development programs in their organisation. Being end-responsible of all DMPK activities and being part of the QPDM team, you will have a high impact on the success of creating new drugs for severe disease indications. Furthermore this position offers you high visibility in the scientifical community. Of course this comes with a competitive salary package.


If you are interested in this job, or in similar ones, please feel free to contact me directly.

Lorin Raats
Consultant R&D | Biotechnological and Pharmaceutical Industry


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