Laboratory Technician Histology

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 a Laboratory Technician in Histology (M/F, 6 months temporary contract, full time)

Scope of the job


To replace a maternity leave during 6 months. You will be part of the histology group and you will provide technical assessments requested for the progression of Discovery projects.   


Your role


Under the guidance of experienced scientists and in compliance with good safety practices, you will:

  • Handle histological techniques for tissue sampling (fixation, embedding, sectioning, and staining) in view of microscopical examination.
  • Slides scanning for image analysis and/or archiving.
  • Contribute to the setting and/or the refinement of specific techniques (i.e. immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridation…).
  • Contribute to the readouts quantification by image analysis.


  • BTS/DUT graduate degree or equivalent
  • 2/3 years of experience in histological techniques
  • Manual skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in French and English

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…!