Senior Technician Translational Science - Romainville

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 Senior Technician in Translational Science, H/F, Permanent contract


Scope of the job


You will join a team that is dedicated to Translational Science to support research projects in inflammation. You will be involved in the identification and validation (both technical and biological) of biomarkers on blood and diverse tissues.

In this context, you will participate in the validation of our therapeutic targets in disease models, the characterization of the activity of our proprietary compounds from research to development, the development of biomarker for clinical development. All this is done in a team-oriented, result-driven, international research environment.


Your role


Within the project, you will contribute to the design and set up of your experiments. You are expected to perform lab experiments independently and as part of a team, following a detailed protocol or guidance provided by your manager and using multiple techniques and readout systems.

You will perform the analysis of your experiments. Additionally, you will document your work in the Lab Notebooks according to guidelines and report and present your work to your project manager.


Who are you ?


You have a Bachelor degree in Life Sciences with at least 3 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry.

You are experienced in a wide range of technologies (luminescent and fluorescent readouts, RT-qPCR, flow cytometry, ELISA, Western Blot). Experience in in vivo and ex vivo pharmacology is an asset.

You have good interpersonal and communication skills to be able to work well in both self-managed and team environment. Professional communication in English is a must, both in writing and verbal.

You show flexibility and fast adaptation to new objectives.


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…!