Current Openings


IT System Engineer - MEC-160

Job description:
The IT System Engineer reports to the IT Manager and is responsible for setting up, supporting, documenting, monitoring and maintaining the complete IT infrastructure and architecture in close cooperation with the Information System (IS) team; installing and maintaining client software, drivers, patches and upgrades; and delivering high level support (including remote support activities). He/She will work in a small international team that provides IT-based services to all employees across the company.
While most of the work is performed in Mechelen, the IT System Engineer will be travelling to other Galapagos sites when needed.

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Front Desk Assistant - MEC-161

Job description:
You will have 2 main responsibilities: First of all you will manage the reception desk and its general tasks such as welcoming visitors, dispatching the phone, distributing post and managing emails. You will also be the key person in purchasing and distribution of scientific publications and ordering office materials. Secondly you will provide general administrative support to the research and finance department. You will book, set up and arrange meetings (rooms) and manage agendas, book hotels, flights, taxi’s, make itineraries and perform various administrative tasks such as typing, scanning, printing, filing. Next to this you will work closely with and perform back-up tasks in the absence of the other administrative colleagues and you will contribute to administrative improvement projects.

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Associate Scientist Cellular Pharmacology (m/f full time) - MEC-163

Job description:
You will be part of a team that develops and runs target-based and phenotypic cellular assays for pharmacological characterization of small synthetic molecules and antibodies from our drug discovery programs.

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Development Lead/Sr. Lead - CMC Analytical - MEC-164

Job description:
As Development (Sr.)Lead CMC Analytical, you will be responsible for the CM&C analytical development strategy and execution of various development programs including:

  • Organization of analytical method development and validation, stability and analytical testing of API and drug product formulations. Compilation of data into recommendations towards improvement for API synthesis and drug product composition.
  • Evaluation of stability data, identification and characterization of impurities and degradants
  • Evaluation of solid state characteristics of API and drug product formulations
  • Development of specifications for API and drug product formulations
  • Issuance of analytical source documents for IMPD/IND filing through consolidation of development information and reports
  • Managing the CRO’s for analytical development and stability testing
  • Organization of QC activities and quality related activities to assure that CROs are performing according to cGMPs.

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(Associate) Scientist Technology Development - LEI-48

Job description:
You will be part of a team working on new technologies, among which the recently discovered CRISPR technology. Your job will focus on the application of the CRISPR technology to make gene knockouts and modify genes in a natural setting in order to validate drug targets.
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Director Communications - LEI-49

Job description:
The Director Communications makes an active contribution to value creation messaging and identifies and creates opportunities to get investor relations messaging to the marketplace. He or she works with the R&D teams to determine publications strategy per research program and ensures that execution of the strategy runs smoothly.  He or she drives internal communications strategy & content in our internal communications platform, communications projects within the corporate investor & public relations programs, social media campaigns to reach targeted market parties via Twitter and LinkedIn, and act as champion for the corporate style guide across the organization.  He or she also will lead editorial marketing efforts to the European and US trade and general press and manage interview opportunities for executives.
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Scientist or Senior Scientist in Protein Sciences - RMV-064

Job description:
You will perform non-routine lab work focused on the delivery of proteins for various research applications (screening, structural biology, biophysics studies…). You will be able to express, produce, purify and characterise proteins on small to medium scale (mg), with the help of state-of-the-art expression and purification technologies.
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Development Lead, DMPK - RMV-065

Job description:
You will support the Development team in contributing to the DMPK of new drug candidates. In this context, you will report to the Head of DMPK and be responsible for:

  • Management and monitoring of the outsourced in vivo ADME studies and bioanalytical method validations in support to clinical development plan
  • Contribute to the data analysis of the ADME studies including but not limited to the radiolabeled studies and toxicokinetics
  • Contribute with the clinical team to the set-up, data analysis and reporting for clinical studies
  • Writing and review of study plans and reports as well as regulatory documents in support to clinical trials submission
  • Represent the DMPK group on multi-disciplinary Development project teams, providing appropriate DMPK scientific input and contribution to solve potential pharmacokinetic/ADME issues and ensure timely and efficient progression of projects.

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At Galapagos we aim to hire highly motivated, experienced people with integrity and excellent interpersonal and organisation skills. Since our culture is one of expected achievement through enjoyment of what we do, we are looking for individuals who thrive by working in a team-oriented environment.
In addition to the vacancies listed on the Job Openings page, we encourage speculative applications from highly skilled and enthusiastic people. If you are willing to face the challenge of joining a highly motivated entrepreneurial team, please send your CV and covering letter to the appropriate email address

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