Intern Translational Science - Romainville, FR

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 Intern in Translational Science for 6 months – January  2019 M/F full Time


Scope of the job:

The Translational Department' missions are identification of biomarkers which are employed in our research programs. These biomarkers are used for the characterization of target engagement of our molecules in different in vivo therapeutic models as well as in clinical phases.


Your mission: 

Characterize and optimize experimental models of mouse systemic sclerosis, investigate fibrosis disease-related pathways and readouts. The intern will use different technologies including, western-blot, gene expression qPCR, ELISA, MSD and multiplexing assays.

The student will be supervised technically and scientifically by a dedicated manager of the team.



  • You are currently in the final year of a Master 2 or 5th Year of an Engineering School.
  • You have some hands on skills in cell and tissue biology (preferably in transcriptomic and/or western-blot and/or gene expression by qPCR and/or pharmacology).
  • You are rigorous, flexible, autonomous and highly motivated.
  • You are a good team player.


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.

Do you have the qualifications for this job opening, and are you up to the challenge of joining our entrepreneurial team?