Apprentice in Formulation Late Discovery

Job description

Pleased to meet you, we are Galapagos, a dynamic fast growing Biotech company with offices in Europe in Belgium (Mechelen), France (Romainville and Paris), the Netherlands (Leiden), Switzerland (Basel), Italy (Milano), Spain (Madrid), the UK (London), Germany (München), and the 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’.

As part of the development of our activity, we are currently looking for an apprentice for a period of 2 years who will join the Late Discovery Formulation team ideally for September 2021.


Your role

Within the Formulation team, you will have the following tasks:

  • Set up experiences according to specifications
  • Preparation of liquid or solid formulations
  • Use the analysis equipment present in the laboratory (pH meter, microscopy, DSC, XRPD, particle size analysis, UPLC)
  • Communicate the results to the project managers
  • Write and verify the protocols when writing the laboratory notebook
  • Use the formulation technologies implemented by the team (nanomilling, spray drying)
  • Present results internally
  • Work safely in the laboratory
  • Ensure the cleanliness and storage of handling spaces and equipment


Job requirements

Who are you ?

A Master's student in Formulation or Materials Science

A first professional experience in formulation would be a plus

A certain knowledge of chemistry

Curious, observant with an analytical mind

Dynamism, rigor, responsiveness

Team work spirit

Good understanding of English language, oral and written


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…!