Paralegal - Mechelen

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 (Basel), and in the USA (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 action-figures and perseverant idealists. We need the best-in-class. In other words, we need you.

You will be a key part of the legal department (currently consisting of 7 in-house lawyers and 1 paralegal) and as such, you will be in charge of the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • support in the drafting, renewal and dispatching of different types of agreements;
  • acting as the first point of contact for contract requests within the company;
  • management and update of the contract archiving system and follow-up of contract renewals;
  • provision of administrative and organizational support to the legal team.



You have obtained a Bachelor in Law or in Business Management (specializing in law).

You have relevant experience in a law firm or the legal department of an international company.

You are a problem-solver and you appreciate taking initiatives.

You are highly detail-oriented, rigorous and well-organized.

You are capable of handling confidential information in a discreet manner.

You are a team player but you also enjoy working independently.

You are capable of defining priorities; you are stress-resistant and punctual.

You are fluent in written and spoken English and Dutch. French skills are a plus.


What’s in it for you?

You will be part of a fast growing and amazing company.

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.