Global Head R&D - Brussels

Vacancy information

Publication date:November 12 2019
Employment type:Permanent
Function Group:R&D


To continue their ambitious growth, this internationally active pharmaceutical holding of Belgian origin, is currently looking to hire a Global Head R&D. The holding consists of different entities which are active in a wide variety of the development and procurement of generic drugs. To support their increasing growth, they want to strengthen the company with a well established R&D Specialist.


In this position, you will have a high scientific impact on an international company, where you have responsibility for all scientific stakeholders in the development programs. Your responsibilities will be, but not limited to:

  • Scientific Advisor to the CEO and the Board
  • Responsibility from A to Z (R&D handover up until (US/EU regulatory approval)
  • Develop, lead and manage the R&D teams (both lab and office based)
  • Develop, steer and manage all generic product development programs


For this position, you bring the following skill-set:

  • PhD or Post-doc in chemistry/pharmacy or similar
  • 15 or more years of experience in relevant generic drug development experience
  • Background in conventional chemical as well as small molecule peptide medicines (liquid forms)
  • Strong expertise in chemistry and formulation
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing procedures/facilities/limitations
  • Successful ANDA approval track record, within two years after filing


In this position, you have the opportunity to take ownership of a broad portfolio of drug development programs. Aside from your high visibility within the company, you are also the scientific face of this multinational scientific holding to their external partners/stakeholder. You will bring your expertise and take ownership in successfully bringing necessary generic medicines to patients in need.


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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