(Associate) Scientist – 9 months – Leiden,NL

Job description

Pleased to meet you, we are Galapagos, a dynamic fast growing Biotech company with offices in Europe in Belgium (Mechelen), France (Romainville), the Netherlands (Leiden) and in US, Boston.

We’re 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.


We are looking for an (Associate) Scientist – 9 months  – Leiden,NL


Scope of the job

You are an accomplished and highly motivated (associate) scientist with experience in renal cell/disease models to strengthen our Target Discovery & Validation team. The team is composed of researchers that identify and validate novel drug targets in specific disease-relevant cellular assays.

You will help coordinate and run the day-to-day activities of the team, help to maintain and further develop disease specific technologies and cellular models and give scientific input for the project.

Within the project, you will actively contribute to the design and set up of the experiments. You are expected to perform lab experiments independently and as part of a team. Additionally, you will document your work in the Lab Notebooks according to guidelines and report and present your work to your project manager.


Who are you?

  • Master or PhD with relevant work experience in renal disease areas
  • Experience in establishing in vitro assays and in culturing renal cells and/or cell lines in 2D and/or 3D models (preferably in a high-throughput format)
  • A previous experience in an industrial environment is preferred
  • The ability to work on multiple projects through intense collaboration, ability to adapt activities priorities to challenging deliverables
  • The ability to bring new ideas and have a strong creativity to tackle challenges issues
  • An excellent team player with objective driven mind-set
  • Excellent communication in English is a must

What’s in it for you?

You will be part of a fast growing and amazing company.  As ‘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.