Senior scientist in vitro biology New Technologies - 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 and Paris), the Netherlands (Leiden), Basel (Switzerland), Spain (Madrid), Italy (Milan) 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 New Technologies - Leiden,NL


Scope of the job

You will be part of a team that identifies, develops, evaluates and implements creative solutions and novel technologies to identify and validate novel drug targets or signalling pathways in a wide variety of disease areas. You will bring state of the art expertise in immune inflammation and molecular biology to the new technology team and you are  able to advise and apply this expertise to develop creative solutions across several disciplines and disease areas. contributes to the translation of new concepts and strategies, brings this into a proof of concept.

In this role you will:

  • Propose and advice on new scientific or technological methods from an immune inflammation and molecular biology perspective to boost our efforts on target discovery and target validation
  • Actively collaborate with other areas of expertise within the technology development and other project teams to bring novel concepts across disease areas into practice.
  • Act as advisor or influencer within technology development and disease project teams from an immune inflammation angle.
  • Design and execute complex assay or study plans in accordance with the project requirements,
  • Analyze data from assays, report on the progress and bring ideas or innovation to solve problems in the own area of expertise
  • Actively follow in house projects, recent literature on new theories and methods
  • Assist in initiation and supervision of external activities,
  • Mentor or supervise scientists, technician(s), apprentice(s) or student(s).


Job requirements

Who are you?

  • PhD in immunology and 2 years of relevant post-doctoral experience.
  • Extensive practical experience in long term culture of human primary B- and/or T-cells, development of complex biological assays and molecular cell biology techniques (RNAi/CRISPR gene silencing/editing, high content imaging, FACS, transciptomics, etc).
  • Experience in culturing and/or differentiation of human (induced) pluripotent stem cells or pooled shRNA/CRISPR screens, is preferred.
  • Ability to build an understanding of biology around novel targets and pathways and design experiments to test hypothesis and a good understanding of the overall process of drug discovery.
  • A creative mindset, a broad biological interest and an interest to develop or evaluate new state of the art technologies.
  • As a team player, you promote an open and supportive climate and a collaborative organization.
  • Your excellent presentation skills guarantee a proper communication during meetings or amongst teams.
  • Accurate, reliable, critical, well organized, ability to handle multiple tasks and projects.

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...!