Senior Scientist Imaging and High Content Analysis (HCA) - Leiden,NL

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 Senior Scientist Imaging and High Content Analysis (HCA) - Leiden,NL


Core Purpose of Job:

You will take full responsibility for HCA core activities at Galapagos Leiden and will be supported by a team of trained people from projects. You will take the lead in supporting portfolio projects (algorithm development, troubleshooting, instruments) while keeping Galapagos up-to-date with the latest advancements in the field (new instruments, applications, software…). You will work in alignment with HCA teams in Mechelen and Romainville.

In addition to the HCA leader role, you will be an active member of the New Technology team, focused on testing and implementing novel tools for target discovery and validation. Therefore, the you will be an experienced biologist (few years of post-doc experience), familiar with the most common technologies used in the lab and able to plan and implement your own experimental activities and provide guidance to junior members of the team, in agreement with the manager.

Job requirements

Who are you?

  • Post Doc in biological sciences with a proven expertise in imaging and high content analysis (HCA)
  • Experience with instruments like INCell 6000 and Operetta CLS and with software packages like Analyzer, Developer, IN Carta, Harmony, and Columbus+ should represent a plus
  • Ability to adapt activities & priorities to challenging deliverables
  • Creative and able to bring new ideas from scientific literature and integrate knowledge coming from different sources, pragmatic and problem solver attitude
  • Autonomous, able to delegate and to empower people
  • Fluent in English, both in writing and verbal

What’s in it for you?

You will be part of an 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…!