Associate Scientist in vitro pharmacology - Mechelen,BE

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), Bazel (Switzerland) and in Boston (US).

We are 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 in vitro Pharmacology


Scope of the job

You will be part of a team that develops and runs cellular assays for target-based pharmacological and phenotypic characterization of small synthetic molecules and antibodies from our drug discovery programs. On top of practical lab work, you will be involved in analysis and reporting of experimental results within the team.



Who are you?

  • You have a Bachelor or Master Degree (biology, biochemistry, pharmacy or equivalent) or equivalent through experience.
  • You work accurately and precisely.
  • Expertise in mammalian cell culture techniques is essential.
  • Experience in working in an industrial setting for more than 2 years and knowledge of cellular biology, pharmacology are an advantage.
  • You have good organizational and administration skills.
  • You are a team player that can communicate fluently in English (both orally and in writing).

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.


We are Galapagos : together we can make it happen…!