Accelerate biotechnology

Project Director

Location: Leiden

Employment type: Full-time

About Batavia Biosciences

Batavia helps to optimize the route from drug discovery to clinic by being a thought partner for our customers. By leveraging the combination of our expert workforce, our broad, international academic and public network and our extensive range of high-end services, we design the optimal route for our customers to reach the one person that we all are 100% committed to: the patient.

To help us take biopharmaceutical development to the next level, our team would love to welcome you as our new Project Director.

About the job

We are looking for a Project Director who will be responsible for several high impact projects. The Project Director has a key role at Batavia and is the point of contact for our clients.  The Director will be involved at an early stage to translate the clients needs, in collaboration with Batavia’s Subject Matter Experts, into concrete proposals by agreeing on the scope, deliverables, budget and timelines. Projects can range from production of a research batch of biopharmaceutical product up to a complete trajectory of cell line generation, process and analytical development and production of clinical batches under cGMP. Also technology development projects in collaboration with non-for-profit organizations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are in scope.

To be successful as a Project Director it is important that you are knowledgeable, an excellent communicator, pragmatic and punctual in a hands-on approach. In this challenging and rewarding position you are in the heart of our business, dealing with all layers of the organization. The Project Director reports to the Director of Project Management.

Your profile

Your motivation letter and CV should show that you have:

  • A Ph.D. or Master degree in Life Sciences (e.g. pharmacy, biology, medical);
  • At least five years of relevant project management experience in the pharmaceutical industry, preferably in viral vaccines;
  • Outstanding command of the English language.
In the interview it will be clear that:

You are analytical and have a high sense of accountability, can build a good team spirit in which highly educated professionals will work effectively and committed. You overlook the whole project (helicopter view) including the impact of (strategic) decisions and can steer in details if necessary. You use key indicators and management systems to monitor progress and report back and act, if necessary, in a timely fashion. Your communication skills are strong, you give clear instructions, take ownership and inform relevant parties with critical information. Because of your flexible attitude and pragmatic approach, you get things done. You are result driven with a clear sense of business.

You can send your application to Mrs. Ingrid van Aarle, HR Manager recruitment@bataviabiosciences.com

Application by agency or recruiters is not appreciated and will be rejected.

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