Associate Scientist Organic Chemistry - Mechelen,BE

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.

We are looking for an Associate Scientist Organic Chemistry. - Mechelen,BE

You will be part of our team of Medicinal Chemists responsible for the delivery of clinical candidate compounds for Galapagos’ drug discovery portfolio. As member of a large Medicinal Chemistry team, you will be exposed to a diverse set of projects within several therapeutic areas.

You will be responsible for planning, designing and executing multi-step synthesis pathways toward key target molecules. We are looking for people who have a deep interest in organic synthesis and can translate this knowledge into efficient laboratory planning. Additionally, communication of results, methods and conclusions to departmental colleagues is essential.

Job requirements


This is who you are:

  • Master in organic/medicinal chemistry, preferably with a few years of relevant experience in industry
  • Excellent knowledge of organic chemistry with good laboratory skills. Interest in medicinal chemistry is a plus.
  • Familiarity with chromatographic techniques like flash and preparative chromatography.
  • Experience with analytical techniques such as H-NMR and LCMS.
  • Ability of fluently speaking and writing in English.
  • Good interpersonal skills

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…!