Team leader Chemistry - Romainville

Job description

Ref: RMV 144

We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated Team Leader to join our Medicinal Chemistry team at the Galapagos Romainville (France) site. The selected candidate will be part of a leadership team of this multisite Medicinal Chemistry Department and is expected to work in a collaborative manner. He/she will be responsible for the delivery of clinical candidate compounds for Galapagos’ drug discovery portfolio. He/she will be expected to lead teams and projects, providing scientific direction and prioritizing work within our extended drug discovery portfolio. We are expecting the individual to have a major impact in the growth of our Medicinal Chemistry Department. In addition, as manager is expected to guide team members’ career development.


  • Ph.D. in organic/medicinal chemistry followed by post-doctoral training or relevant work experience
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry with proven track record of Medicinal Chemistry contributions and project delivery
  • Experience in leading and managing medicinal chemistry teams
  • Strong background knowledge in organic and medicinal chemistry
  • Ability to bring new ideas and have strong creativity to tackle challenging issues
  • Maintain a strong awareness of the relevant scientific literature and contemporary laboratory practices. Ability to adapt in terms of novel priorities and to make constructive recommendations
  • Team player with objective driven mind-set
  • Excellent communication and organisation skills
  • Excellent command of the English language is a must
  • Autonomous and able to delegate and empower people