Team Leader Compound Evaluation, 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 an enthusiastic, inspiring and highly motivated Team Leader Compound Evaluation - Mechelen,BE


Your role

As a biologist with expertise in biochemical and cellular biology, you will lead the compound evaluation team (CET). The CET team is composed of scientists and lab technicians providing support to all Hit-to lead and Lead optimization Galapagos' discovery projects by applying broad compound profiling expertise. Your team is responsible for setting up and performing biochemical, cellular and phenotypic assays in automated and/or manual way and using a broad variety of readout systems and techniques. High quality output is key for this team.

You will supervise, organize and develop the activities of the CET team, will identify and implement the project assay cascades. In addition you will empower and guide individuals’ career development.

Job requirements

Who are you ?

  • Ph.D. followed by post-doctoral training or relevant work experience in biochemistry, cell biology or related discipline.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in biochemical and cellular target and disease related in vitro assays. A previous experience in an industrial environment is and experience in team and people management, coaching and people development
  • Strong background knowledge in biochemical and cellular assay systems using state-of-the-art technologies.
  • Ability to drive multiple projects through matrix based organization and intense collaboration, ability to adapt activities priorities to challenging deliverables
  • Excellent communication (English) and organization skills
  • Autonomous, able to delegate and to empower people

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…!