Lab Technician Chemistry - 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), Switzerland (CH) 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 a Lab Technician Chemistry - Mechelen,BE


Your role


You will be part of the analytical chemistry group, in which new chemical entities get purified and analysed to fuel Galapagos’ drug discovery projects.  

As member of the analytical team, you will be responsible for:


  • Purification of compounds by means of preparative HPLC technique
  • Making of screening solutions
  • Maintenance of analytical equipment (UPLC, HPLC, NMR)
  • Shipment of chemicals



Who are you?


  • You have a background in chemistry. More specifically, you have an interest in analytical chemistry.
  • You work precisely and accurately, with an interest in the technical aspects of the job.  
  • You have good organizational skills. 
  • You are a team player that can communicate fluently in English (both orally and in writing).  
  • Prior experience is not required: we will provide an in-house training on the job.

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…!