Assistant Communications

Job description

Pleased to meet you, we are Galapagos, a dynamic fast growing Biotech company with offices in Belgium (Mechelen), France (Romainville), the Netherlands (Leiden), Switzerland (Basel), and in 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’. 


We are looking for an Assistant Communications !



Scope of the job


As an active communicator, you have most likely spotted us in the news!

Indeed we care to regularly send out qualitative updates, as transparency highly matters to us!


Within our expanding Communications team we need assistance from a multitasker that finds energy in supporting and following up a variety of communication projects.  Just to help you understand:  


Your role

  • You support a variety of events and make sure they run smoothly.   
  • You prepare creative and inspiring presentations for internal / external stakeholders
  • You diligently take on the administration of the Communications department (agenda, travel management)
  • You are in charge of the daily media monitoring and updating the media lists
  • You support the services purchasing, from contract to invoicing
  • You show a meticulous budget follow up
  • You coordinate the translations and manage the internet and intranet pages



Who are you?


We are looking for a new colleague in our Communications team with a sound academic degree (Bachelor/Master) in communication or marketing. It’s definitely a plus if you had a first work experience in those areas as well.

You combine an excellent organisation with a methodical attitude and a like for administration.

A team player with an open mind set who ‘can do’ and easily shifts gears as needed. But who also works independently and ‘dares to try’ and take initiatives.

With your energy and enthusiasm you really can motivate others.

Besides Dutch, excellent written and verbal communication skills in English are also required as we work in an international environment.

You master the usual software programs and have a good basic knowledge of graphic programs (Photoshop). Or would like to learn them.



 What’s in it for you?


Smart, courageous and ambitious….our Galapagos values.


As a biotech company we want to develop new medicines that will make the difference in patient’s lives. So we are highly ambitious. Aiming for the highest quality.

We aim to recruit the best people, who stand out among their peers, with integrity and excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.

You will be part of a fast growing and amazing company so you may expect many opportunities for development. Together with your team, you will be a unique actor in supporting and designing the expansion of our organisation with an excellent communication. We will make sure that, as ‘make-it-happener’, you will get all the support you need to make your job successful. Flexibility comes from both sides.

Our employees are the strength behind Galapagos, a highly motivated team, eager to maintain Galapagos’ leading position and achieve breakthroughs in pharmaceutical research. We are proud of this and want to share it with you.

Galapagos offers a competitive remuneration package and a dynamic work environment. Either in Mechelen or in Leiden



We are Galapagos: together we can make it happen…!