Senior Scientist in vitro Biology Fibrosis - 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 Senior Scientist in vitro Biology Fibrosis - Mechelen,BE


Scope of the job

As a member of the team, you will contribute to the execution as well as the scientific and strategic direction of the project. You will provide expertise in Fibrosis related assays to the project team. You will design, execute and coordinate assays that contribute to the new target or drug discovery projects in the field of Fibrosis and analyzes data in accordance with the project requirements and timelines.

In this function you:

  • Provide experimental and scientific leadership and expertise in fibrotic diseases
  • Are able to plan and implement disease-mimicking biological assays using patient-derived cells (e.g., endothelial cells, fibroblasts/myofibroblasts).
  • Support, coach and guide one or more of your team members
  • Identify, evaluate and implement new technologies and advanced methods if necessary to answer the scientific questions that come up in the fibrosis projects
  • Present complex scientific data in a clear, comprehensive manner
  • 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
  • Work independently, plan, execute, interpret experiments and propose next steps


Job requirements

Who are you

  • PhD in life Sciences (eg. Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacy, Bio-engineering ) with at least 5 years of relevant experience in a postdoctoral setting or preferably an industrial setting or Master in Life Sciences and at least 9 years of relevant experience.
  • Expertise in general molecular biology and cell biology techniques, experience in working with primary cell systems
  • Knowledge on Fibrosis, wound healing, extra-cellular matrix biology is required; Up to date with novel developments in the field
  • Hands-on experience with interpretation of OMICS data and network/pathway analysis is a clear plus
  • Having an integrated view on how Drug Discovery works is a plus

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…!