Senior Scientist who can manage a dedicated drug discovery project

As a Senior Scientist, you are the driving force behind a complex research project in the drug discovery phase. You are responsible for the conception, design, day to day execution and supervision of the project and able to set and plan according to timelines and budgets.
You define and manage milestones and deliverables to monitor project progression. Based on your experimental findings, conclusions and biological insights you like to propose new projects, new directions and new applications. Together with the team execute plans for ongoing projects.

• Maintain the overview of a whole project and all contributors to that project;
• Responsible for initiating and managing drug discovery efforts and continued in vitro and in vivo validation efforts;
• Engage with Contract Research Organizations (CRO’s) to setup research projects and monitor and manage their work;
• Responsible for scientific data generation within a project through performing experiments, leveraging CROs, and managing research associates and scientists;
• Bring expert biological and technical knowledge and research expertise to the table that can be leveraged to drive existing projects, but can also initiate novel research avenues;
• Generate regular reports on project progress, including timelines and budget implications in case of project deviations;
• Generation of figures, slide decks and reports for internal and external use;
• Identify novel disease/indication opportunities;
• Guide, instruct and motivate scientists and research assistants according to the needs of the project.

Qualifications and experience
• PhD in relevant subject with 6+ years postdoctoral experience in biomedical research environment;
• Extensive expertise in one or several of the following areas: biochemistry and medicinal chemistry;
• 3+ years of experience in Biotech/Pharma or related commercial environment is a must;
• Broad understanding of cellular disease mechanisms;
• Proven track record of success in research as illustrated by for instance high impact first author publication(s) and/or patent(s);
• Proven record of scientific creativity;
• Experience with the management of collaborations or outsourcing of research activities;
• Experience with supervision of other scientists and research assistants;
• Experience in small molecule is advantageous;

Personal qualities
• Is a subject matter expert in relevant disease areas or able to rapidly and accurately process literature to gain expertise in diverse disease-related processes;
• Able to place the project within the context of the field and relate the direction of the project to the progress within that field;
• Broad interest and flexibility to work on diverse biological topics relevant to human disease;
• Ability to develop a clear work plan and deal with uncertainty;
• Considerable tenacity, energy and drive, self-motivated and capable of setting his/her own targets;
• Ability to ambitiously champion new research fields;
• Strong managerial skills in supervising and managing scientific personnel;
• Able to work and thrive in a dynamic environment;
• Team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills with great command of English, written and spoken;
• Attention for detail and high experimental and scientific standards;
• Excellent time management skills;
• Affinity to work in a small start-up.

We offer
• Employment for 32-40 hours/week;
• A stimulating environment with the opportunity to be part of an enthusiastic team that together is building the company from the ground up;
• The possibility to contribute to the development of novel therapeutic products for patients;
• A competitive remuneration package, including sharing in the success of the company, and attention for personal development.

If this vacancy is the perfect next step in your career, please send your resumee and cover letter to attn. Carola Jongerius (HR Manager) or click on ‘Jump in’!

Our timeline of the recruitment process:
– We would like to receive your application before January 20, 2020
– As off January 21, 2020 we start with the interviews