Senior Scientist who can look beyond the scope of the field he /she has worked in.

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 complex projects. This involves projects to support the platform efforts. You will be involved with validation of novel targets (both in vitro as well as in vivo). You are able to set and plan according to timelines and budgets, defines and manages milestones and deliverables to monitor project progression. With your expert biological and technical knowledge and research expertise you can leverage to drive existing projects but can also initiate novel research avenues.

• Manage multiple validation projects within one disease indication;
• Spend time planning, executing, analyzing and reporting on the project as a whole, including experimental findings and their conclusions and resulting biological insights.
• Is a subject matter expert in lysosomal storage disorders, mitochondrial disorders and/or other metabolic diseases and able to rapidly and accurately process literature to gain expertise in diverse disease-related processes;
• 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;
• 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 and a broad understanding of lysosomal storage disorders, mitochondrial disorders and/or other metabolic diseases;
• Experience with in vivo models;
• 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, the ability to come with new ideas and look beyond the scope of your field of expertise.
• Experience with managing collaborations or outsourcing of research activities;
• Experience with supervision of other scientists and research assistants;
• Experience in Biotech/Pharma or related commercial environment is an advantage;
• Experience in small molecule or antibody development 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;
• Ability to ambitiously champion new research fields;
• Able to place the project within the context of the field and relate the direction of the project to the progress within that field;
• Attention for detail and high experimental and scientific standards;
• Ability to develop a clear work plan and deal with uncertainty;
• Broad interest and flexibility to work on diverse biological topics relevant to human disease;
• Considerable tenacity, energy and drive, self-motivated and capable of setting his/her own targets;
• 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 and great command of the English language, 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 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