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) 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: The ‘make-it-happeners’. 


We are looking for an Associate Scientist In Vitro Pharmacology (1 year contract) - Mechelen,BE


Scope of the job


You will be part of a team that supports all drug discovery projects in the identification and the development of cellular and / or biochemical target-based assays to identify and characterize small synthetic molecules.  Because of our multidisciplinary organisation, you regularly support cell-based assay development and/or compound evaluation activities.

Under supervision of a more senior staff member, you contribute to the design of your experiments by reading literature and protocol information, you execute experiments in an independent way, and analyse your own laboratory work. On top of this practical lab work, you will be involved in the reporting of experimental results within your team.

Next to that you will be involved in the follow up of outsourced compound evaluation activities. This includes requesting and follow up of the outsourced activities, critical evaluation of the generated data as well as reporting and uploading results generated in the research systems.


Who are you

  • Master Degree (Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology or equivalent) or equivalent through experience
  • Prior expertise in biochemical and / or cellular pharmacology and  hands-on experience with a broad range of in vitro assay methods like luminescence, fluorescence, ELISA and/or label-free technologies is highly desirable 
  • You have good organisational and administrative skills, with the ability to work independently on a multi-days basis
  • Professional communication in English is a must, both in writing and verbal
  • Experience in working in an industrial setting is an advantage 

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…!