Senior Technician/Associate Scientist in vitro biology kidney disease – 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), Basel (Switzerland), Italy (Milan), Spain (Madrid), Germany (Muchen), UK (London) 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 Technician/Associate Scientist in vitro biology kidney disease – Mechelen,BE.


Scope of the job

We are looking for a senior technician/associate scientist to support our discovery efforts in chronic kidney diseases. You will play essential part in the establishment of cellular kidney disease models to enable discovery of novel disease mechanisms and therapeutic targets.

Under supervision of a more senior staff member, you contribute to the design of your experiments by reading literature and protocol information, you execute experiments in an independent way, and analyse your own laboratory work. On top of this practical lab work, you will be involved in the reporting of experimental results within your team. You will dedicate most of your time to execution, analysis and documentation of cellular experiments.

Job requirements

Who are you?

  • Master’s degree (Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology or equivalent) or equivalent through experience
  • You have a strong affinity for cellular biology and experience in a broad range of in vitro assay methods, including transcriptional profiling by qPCR and e.g. Quantigene
  • Experience with human primary cell culture, ideally from kidney, is a plus
  • You have good organizational and administrative skills, with the ability to work independently on a multi-day basis
  • Professional communication in English is a must, both in writing and verbal
  • A team player, enthusiastic and highly motivated with good organizational and administrative skills
  • Experience in working in an industrial setting is an advantage

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…!