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(Senior) Technician Quality Control

Leiden, Netherlands

Job description

Pleased to meet you, we are Galapagos, a biotechnology company with operations in Europe and the U.S. dedicated to developing transformational medicines for more years of life and quality of life.


Focusing on high unmet medical needs, we synergize compelling science, technology, and collaborative approaches to create a deep pipeline of best-in-class small molecules, CAR-T therapies, and biologics in oncology and immunology. With capabilities from lab to patient, including a decentralized, point-of-care CAR-T manufacturing network, we are committed to challenging the status quo and delivering results for our patients, employees and shareholders.


We are looking for a (Senior) Technician Quality Control to join our team in Leiden, the Netherlands.


Scope of the job

As our (Senior) Technician, you will join the Quality Control team in the Leiden Bio Science Park. You are responsible for routine testing of our product and incoming goods using techniques for both analytical and microbiological testing such as ELISA, PCR and Flow Cytometry. You also support method validation, method transfers, instrument maintenance and troubleshooting as well as taking an active role in implementing and following a GMP way of working.


Your role

  • Test Galapagos’ products for release, characterization and monitoring purposes
  • Test and release of incoming goods
  • Perform method validations and method transfers
  • Provide support for instrument maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Provide support in maintaining an efficient GMP laboratory
  • Take part in laboratory investigations
  • Support deviations
  • Participate in continuous improvement projects
  • Manage the availability of (critical) reagents and disposables for daily activities
  • Perform training for the new QC technicians
  • First point of contact for questions related to lab practices and documentation
  • Document laboratory deviations
  • Lab area owner
  • Write work instructions and SOPs

Job requirements

Who are you ?

  • BSc or MSc degree in life sciences, biotechnology, or related discipline with 3 years of experience working in a QC setting in the Biotech and/or Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Experience with flow cytometry, cell-based assays and PCR
  • Knowledge of Microbiological methods is a plus
  • Previous experience in a pharmaceutical/biotech company in a quality control setting
  • Experience working in a GMP environment
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to be flexible with changing priorities
  • Self-driven and can-do mindset, without compromising quality
  • Fluent in English


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…!

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