Senior Scientist with great project management skills

As a Senior Scientist, you are the driving force behind a complex research project and responsible for the conception, design, day to day execution and supervision of one or several projects. You enjoy planning according to timelines and budgets, defining and managing milestones and deliverables to monitor project progress. You will spend time planning, executing, analyzing and reporting on the project as a whole, including experimental findings and their conclusions and resulting biological insights.

Responsibilities
• Maintain the overview of all the projects and managing all involved participants to that project;
• 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 neurobiology;
• 3+ years of experience in a Biotech or Pharma company 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);
• Experience in project management and coordination of large projects;
• 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;
• Ability to ambitiously champion new research fields;
• Strong leadership skills in supervising and managing scientific personnel;
• Broad interest and flexibility to work on diverse biological topics relevant to human disease;
• Attention for detail and high experimental and scientific standards;
• 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;
• Team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills with great command of English, written and spoken;
• 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 jobs@scenicbiotech.com 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