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Date: Tue Dec 17 13:05:31 2019
Subject: 19.12.17 Molecular Modeler / Computational Chemist, Galapagos, Romainville, France
Molecular Modeler / Computational Chemist, Galapagos, Romainville, France
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), Switzerland (Basel) and in
the 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'.
For our site in Romainville, France we are looking for a Molecular
Modeler / Computational Chemist
Scope of the job
Preferred location is Romainville (Paris area, France) but working on
the Mechelen site (Brussels area, Belgium) can also be an option.
As member of the Molecular Modelling & Design team, your primary
responsibility will be the judicious application of computational
methods to the discovery, optimization, and development of drug
- You will be involved in structure-based (SB) and ligand-based (LB)
drug design, compound selection and acquisition, HTS data analysis and
triage, virtual screening, statistical modelling, and ADMET
- You will be working closely with medicinal chemists, biologists,
DMPK scientists and other project team members to define and achieve
- You will also have the opportunity to participate in evaluating,
developing, implementing and applying new computational methodologies
Who are you?
- A Ph.D. degree or equivalent with a demonstrated track record in
computer-aided drug discovery is required.
- Expertise in structure- and ligand-based drug design is essential.
- Basic knowledge of organic chemistry is a must.
- Experience with data-workflow tools (such as Pipeline Pilot) and
programming, scripting and/or query languages (such as Python, SQL) is
- Knowledge of drug target families (kinases, GPCRs, proteases,
PDEs), ADMET and physicochemical property prediction, statistics,
machine learning, HTS data analysis and triage, protein homology
modelling, molecular simulations, FEP, and quantum mechanics
calculations would be an advantage.
- Good knowledge of Linux and awareness of the latest hardware and
cloud solutions would be a plus.
- Self-motivation, eagerness to learn and good communication skills
Do you have the qualifications for this job opening, and are you up to
the challenge of joining our dynamic and entrepreneurial team?
Please apply on-line at
What's in it for you?
You will be part of a fast growing and amazing company. 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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