Intern - Protein Science, Romainville, FR

Job description

Pleased to meet you! We are Galapagos, a dynamic fast growing Biotech company with offices in Europe in Belgium (Mechelen), France (Romainville & 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’.

We are looking for an intern that will join the Protein Science team based in Romainville, France

6 months starting Jan or Feb 2022


Scope of the job

The mission of the Protein Science team is the production, purification and characterization of recombinant proteins which are employed in our research programs. These protein tools are used for number of applications including biochemical and cellular assays, High-Throughput Screening, and Biophysical approaches including X-ray Crystallography and Cryo-Electron microscopy (Cryo-EM).


Your role

  • Perform and optimize the purification of therapeutically targetable proteins for use in biochemical assays, cellular assays, and High-Throughput Screening. Various chromatography techniques will be utilized (affinity, ion-exchange, size exclusion…)
  • Characterization and quality-control of these proteins using biophysical techniques (X-ray crystallography, Nano Differential Scanning Fluorimetry, Multiangle Laser Light Scattering…)
  • Critical analysis of macromolecular protein structures generated by experimental methods

Job requirements

Who are you ?

  • Currently in the final year of a Master 2 or 5th Year of an Engineering School
  • Consistently achieving excellent grades
  • You are flexible, autonomous, and have a high attention to detail
  • A good understanding of fundamental Biochemistry
  • Team player with excellent communication skills (English and French)
  • References encouraged and prior hands-on lab experience would be a plus


What’s in it for you ?

You will be part of a fabulous, multidisciplinary team within 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…!