Scientist with Omics Expertise - Mechelen


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Galapagos’ activities are rapidly expanding, leading to an increased need for new computer systems throughout the company. The central Information Systems (IS) department works in close cooperation with all departments to select, implement and support systems. Many of the activities are executed through planned projects.

The scope of projects is broad. The majority of projects are in support of Research and Development Operations but since each department in Galapagos is expanding, projects to support Shared Services are also part of the scope. In addition, Galapagos is preparing for new areas, like Commercial Operations, and these will be needing system solutions as well. All of this results in a very interesting work environment with more than enough variation!


As scientist you will be part of a team that will be responsible for build-up of a platform for disease mechanism elucidation: for this you will advise or guide the setup, analysis and follow up of “omics” experiments (proteomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics) in support of our drug discovery programs.

  • You are responsible from the design of proteomics experiments (aimed at e.g. marker identification, identification of small molecule targets, quantification of proteins, post translational modifications) to processing and analysis of raw data.
  • You will negotiate and work closely with proteomics service providers
  • You contribute to scientific publications, patent authorship and grant or project proposals
  • You analyze and interpret results and discuss these with the teams in the correct context of the technology limitations
  • You will be interacting with the bio-informatics team for the analysis and biological interpretation of the results and for placing these results in a meaningful biological context.
  • You will provide advice and assistance towards the bio-informatics team on the use and integration of “omics” data in the knowledge base, and on tools for visualization and interpretation of proteomics data.
  • You will provide guidance to the biology teams by effectively reducing the complexity of “omics” outputs to a meaningful level that can be experimentally managed, and propose follow up activities.


  • You have a with 3-5 yrs relevant experience, or Master with 5-8 yrs relevant experience.
  • You have in-depth knowledge and experience with different methods for analyzing the proteome including but not limited to mass spectrometry methods.
  • You have a strong background in the design of proteomics experiments and the analysis of the data
  • You have the ability to work on multiple projects through intense collaboration, ability to adapt activities priorities to challenging deliverables
  • You have the ability to bring new ideas and have a strong creativity to tackle challenging issues
  • You are an excellent team player with objective driven mind-set
  • Excellent communication in English is a must


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