Technician Analytical Chemistry - Romainville,FR

Job description

Pleased to meet you, we are Galapagos, a dynamic fast growing Biotech company with offices in Europe in Belgium (Mechelen), France (Romainville), the Netherlands (Leiden) and in 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 Technician Analytical Chemistry - Romainville,FR

Scope of the job   

Within the scale-up group, you will provide analytical support to the chemistry teams on the Romainville site.

You will:

  • Ensure daily availability and good working order of UHPLC-MS systems in open access
  • Perform compound purification by preparative LC/MS
  • Develop chiral analytical methods for enantiomers separation by supercritical fluid chromatography
  • Ensure the maintenance of the equipment and instruments
  • Write related documentation such as progress reports, technical documents or certificate of analysis
  • Respect the applicable procedures (HSE, quality…)
  •  Meet the clients’ needs within reasonable time.


Job requirements

Who are you ?

  • Bachelor (or equivalent DUT/BTS) in analytical chemistry, ideally with 3-5 years’ experience in a pharmaceutical research laboratory or CRO
  • Good team player, capable to organize your time and work schedule under limited supervision
  • Computer skills and proficiency in the required softwares (MS Office, MassLynx, FractionLynx…)
  • Analytical chemistry knowledge, especially in LC/MS techniques, SFC and preparative chromatography, knowledge of organic chemistry are an asset

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…!