Patent Associate 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), 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’.


For our site in Mechelen, Belgium we are looking for a Patent Associate Chemistry


Scope of the job:

At Galapagos, we are committed to the protection of the intellectual property generated by our scientific team. As part of this commitment, we have an internal 'Intellectual Property (IP) team' who work closely with our scientists to ensure that all aspects of IP are captured and protected effectively. We currently have a vacancy for a Patent Associate to assist with our medicinal chemistry portfolio. We will support the right candidate towards qualification as a European Patent Attorney.


Your role:

  • You will take care of the preparation, prosecution & defense of patent applications relating to our early and late chemistry projects
  • You will provide freedom to operate and patentability analyses
  • You will provide IP due diligence



Who are you?

  • Have a PhD or equivalent experience in organic and/or medicinal chemistry or a similar field.
  • Experience working with patents is preferable but not essential as full training will be given
  • Commitment to qualifying as a patent attorney
  • Ability to manage time and work load effectively, to work to tight deadlines and having a flexible approach to work
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, candidates who are multilingual would be an asset


What’s in it for you?

You will be part of a fast growing and amazing company. 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…!