Current Openings


blocks.png  Director Cell Biology (m/f) fulltime,  Mec-138

Job description

This position gives you the opportunity to work in an exciting and dynamic environment of a well-known succesfull international biotech company. Within the drug discovery organization the Director of Cell Biology will be responsible for cellular assay development in musculoskeletal, immune-inflammation, anti-infectives, cystic fibrosis, anti-infectives, metabolic and oncology disease areas. The Director will also assume responsibility for scouting and implementing new technologies that further increase the quality and performance of the cell biology department.

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blocks.png  Senior Lead, Clinical Project Management,  Mec-158

Job description

As Senior Lead clinical project management, you will be responsible for the clinical 
operations activities that contribute to the clinical evaluation of new drug candidates. 

In particular, you will:

  • Select CROs and external vendors for the conduct of planned assigned clinical studies 
  • Discuss and manage study plans, timelines & budget with selected CRO and external vendors, from initial planning until final reporting phase 
  • Ensure a close interaction with internal experts of various development functions involved in the clinical studies and act as single point of contact between the internal experts and the clinical CROs/external vendors 
  • Act as clinical operations representative in development project teams and clinical project sub teams
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blocks.png  Therapeutic Area Lead - Autoimmune Diseases,  Mec-154

Job description

The "Therapeutic Area Lead Autoimmune Diseases" will be responsible for leading a set of projects in the autoimmune portfolio from target discovery stage up to pre-clinical candidate delivery. Innovation and in-depth scientific insights are expected to be key drivers in the approach taken by the Leader for selecting targets and progressing projects to success through the design of critical testing cascades. The Lead will be operating internally in a matrix-type environment, and will take a central position in coordinating the activities of several departments ranging from in vitro through in vivo pharmacology. The application of concepts which increase probability of success, such as e.g. biomarkers and other translational activities, will be strongly encouraged. The Lead will also manage interactions with external experts in the field as well as the contacts with alliance partners collaborating on specific projects. Besides the management of projects, the Lead will also play a central role in the maintenance of a high-quality knowledge environment within the area, through the interaction with KOLs, attending congresses and following up literature closely. Building a clear view on the competitive environment in an area is part of the knowledge to be gathered in the area. The continued scientific support to projects in the development phase represents another element of the position. This leader is expected to deliver on the preset objectives in the area described above, within a defined budget. He will report to the Therapeutic Area Head, Autoimmune Diseases.

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blocks.png  Sharepoint Specialist,  Mec-152

Job description

Galapagos has recently implemented a Sharepoint environment for one of the fast growing areas and it is expected that more areas will soon follow. To support both the existing environment as well as future implementations, there is a need for an all-round Sharepoint Specialist within the Information Systems team in Mechelen, Belgium. Being part of a small team of Information systems experts the Sharepoint Specialist will be responsible for a broad range of activities:

• Administration of companywide Sharepoint usage;
• Provide day-to-day support to Sharepoint users
• Partnering with the Research & Development teams, as well with other teams using Sharepoint to develop optimal solutions;
• Project Managing new Sharepoint based implementations;
Next to Sharepoint, there is an option to support and own other system platforms in order to offer a broader service to the Business teams.

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blocks.png  Associate Scientist Metabolic Disorders - Target Discovery & Validation (m/f) full time, LEI-043

Job description

This position gives you the opportunity to work in an exciting and dynamic environment of a well- known successful international biotech company. You will be part of a team that is developing cellular assays in human beta cells and/or adipocytes to identify new drug targets/ small molecules in the field of metabolic disorders.

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blocks.png  In vitro ADME Senior Scientist (m/f full time), RMV-058

Job description

We are looking for a skilled ADME experimental scientist to support multidisciplinary DMPK programs in a drug discovery / pre-clinical setting.
You will support a diversity of projects in most therapeutic areas. As you will be handling multiple projects in parallel, you will need excellent communication, organization and time management skills, and an ability to work independently within a multi-disciplinary team.

The role will involve:
Designing and performing a range of in vitro ADME assays (ex: solubility, microsomal stability, PPB, Cyp inhibition) to address specific client needs including development and implementation of new methodologies.
Effective troubleshooting of own and colleagues’ issues as required.
Quality control assessment of laboratory data and laboratory maintenance.
Managing a rapidly changing workload whilst working to tight deadlines.
Maintenance of experimental records and preparation of reports for clients which include interpretation of data and recommendations for further studies.
Communicating effectively with both internal and external groups, including biology, chemistry and informatics teams.

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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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