Technician in Organic Chemistry - Romainville, temp contract 1 year fulltime

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 an organic chemist (M/F, temporary contract, full time)



Scope of the job


To replace several people during 1 year. You will be part of the medicinal chemistry group and will contribute to the Drug Discovery projects progression from Hit identification through Lead generation and optimization to the ultimate Pre-Clinical Candidate (PCC) nomination.



Your role


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

- Implement the synthesis of new molecules with guidance from supervision

- Optimize reactions conditions

- Ensure the purification of crude products and implementation of separation methods in organic chemistry (e.g. Flash chromatography & preparative LC-MS)

- Implement and analyze the molecules from modern analysis methods (e.g. NMR, UPLC, DSC...)

- Extract relevant information from scientific knowledge databases to address synthetic challenges

- Report rigorously in due time the different steps of the experiment in laboratory notebook

- Be responsible for preventive maintenance of lab equipment


Who are you ?


You hold a bachelor in organic synthesis and at least 2 years of relevant experience in organic synthesis (for France: DUT/BTS, licence professionnelle), or equivalent experience.

Strong interest in organic synthesis and willing to develop this skill.

Good interpersonal and communication skills to be able to work well in both self-managed and team environment.

Effective problem solver and objective driven.

Flexibility and fast adaptation to new objectives.

Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. 

Good verbal and written communication skills in French and English (experimental protocols must be written in 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…!