Scientist in Protein Sciences (Cell Biology, Biochemistry)- 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), UK (London), Germany (München), 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: The ‘make-it-happeners’.


We are looking for a Scientist in Protein Sciences (Cell Biology, Biochemistry) - CDI - Romainville FR

You will be part of the Protein Sciences team of researchers that produce, purify, and characterize recombinant proteins for Galapagos’ drug discovery programs. These high-quality protein tools are used for various applications including biochemical and cellular assays, High-Throughput Screenings, biophysical (MST, SPR, nanoDSF…) and structural (X-ray Crystallography, Cryo-EM) approaches. Within the Protein Sciences team, a diverse set of expertise and technologies are present in the fields of molecular biology, cell biology, protein purification, biophysical and structural protein characterization. The team also provides DNA tools, binding assays, and structural biology support.

Your role:

  • You will contribute to our research work by setting-up the expression and/ or purification process of new therapeutical target proteins.
  • Together with your colleagues, you will plan, organize and execute our cell culture activities.
  • You will provide critical analysis of generated data and if needed propose alternatives.
  • You like scientific-technical troubleshooting and are curious to scout for new technologies, evaluate their value for our work and contribute to their implementation.
  • You will participate in general laboratory management and organization.
  • Read literature and protocol information, prepare reports and present results to the team.

Job requirements


Who are you?
  • Master/Engineer degree with at least 2 years of relevant work experience in Protein Sciences or a PhD degree with expertise in cell biology and biochemistry.
  • Strong background in cell culture, standard cell biology & analysis technologies.
  • Hands-on experience in protein expression (insect/ mammalian cell expression) is required.
  • Additional experience in protein purification (affinity, ion exchange, size exclusion chromatography) or biophysical characterization of proteins is advantageous.
  • You work precisely, have a critical mindset when looking at scientific data and maintain accurate records.
  • You are flexible, autonomous, and take initiative.
  • You are keen to work within and together with a multi-disciplinary team in a result-driven, international environment.

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…!