Scientist Proteomics - 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 & Paris), the Netherlands (Leiden), Switzerland (Basel), Italy (Milano), Spain (Madrid), the UK (London), Germany (München), 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 a Scientist with experience in Proteomics - Mechelen,BE


For the Pathway biology group we are looking for a  skilled scientist with hands on experience in (applied) proteomics and a broad interest in disease biology.

You will work in close collaboration with the bioinformatics team to build cellular disease networks, unraveling crucial pathways, and perform pathway walking to support the discovery of novel drug targets.


Your role

As a member of this research team, you will contribute to the scientific input of the project. You will need to provide expertise in proteomics, under supervision, to the project team. You will design, organize and realize assays, while overseeing outsourced activities and analyzing data in accordance with the project requirements and timelines.

Ideally, you are a creative, open-minded scientist that is not afraid of challenge and enjoys working in a cross-functional team.


We are looking for someone who can:

  • Design and execute experiments in accordance with the project requirement;
  • Build an understanding of biology around novel targets and pathways;
  • Propose or implement new scientific or technological methods;
  • Work independently, plan, execute, interpret experiments and propose next steps;
  • Actively follow the recent literature on new theories and methods in the field of proteomics;
  • Analyze data from the assay and suggest ideas or innovation to solve a problem in your own area of expertise;
  • Provide in-depth and critical analysis of the generated data and if needed propose alternatives to generate experimental valuable data impacting our drug discovery projects;
  • Ensure smooth communication and interactions with your team members, other teams and stakeholders;
  • Write scientific reports and contribute to scientific publications, patent authorship and grant or project proposals;
  • Ensure a high level scientific standard is maintained on all projects;
  • Supervise external activities.

Job requirements

Who are you?

For this role, we are looking for a PhD in molecular or cell biology with at least 2 years of relevant experience in proteomics. Or

a Master in molecular or cell biology with at least 4 years of relevant experience in the proteomics field.

You are up to date with state-of-the-art technologies in proteomics and familiar with analysis tools of omic data-sets.  You pay high attention to detail and have a critical mindset when looking at scientific data, both from internal and external sources. You are a creative person who is able to bring new ideas from scientific literature, while integrating knowledge coming from different sources. You have a pragmatic mindset and a problem solver attitude. 


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…!