Accelerate biotechnology

Manager of Operations to lead our GMP Pilot Facility in Nijmegen

Batavia Biosciences is a CDMO & Biopharmaceutical Company dedicated to providing high quality biopharmaceuticals for proof-of-concept studies & clinical studies, as well as performing product development for all major classes of biotechnological products. The company focuses on the early stages of product development with technologies ranging from DNA cloning, mammalian cell line generation, upstream process development, purification development, assay development, and clinical manufacturing. Most of the projects are related to viral vaccines and viral vectors development. Batavia Biosciences is also specialized in the development and manufacture of biopharmaceuticals for global health. With sites in Leiden and Nijmegen in the Netherlands and in Boston, USA, the company actively participates in major global health initiatives where we collaborate with funding organizations like BMGF, PATH, IAVI and CEPI, Innovative biotech, large pharma and developing country vaccine manufacturers to help bring more affordable vaccines to the market. We have a strong internal focus on developing unique technologies and know-how that can be applied to further our goal of accelerating development of low-cost vaccines.

We are looking for an experienced Manager of Operations to lead our GMP Pilot Facility in Nijmegen, NL. The facility is currently being established and equipped with new, unique manufacturing technology for the low-cost production of vaccines for global health. The projects being run at the facility are funded by BMGF, PATH, IAVI and CEPI and are aimed at bringing a number of vaccines to the global health market at significantly reduced costs. The successful candidate will have experience in managing GMP activities for biopharmaceuticals, most preferably vaccines, be an excellent organizer, manager and communicator.

As a Manager of Operations you will be:

  • leading the refurbishment team and managing the qualification & certification of the facility
  • responsible for the financial and operational performance of the operational activities at the Batavia GMP Facility in Nijmegen;
  • Participate in the development and preparation of short-term and long-range plans and budgets
  • Cooperate with Batavia Leiden departments including process development, Project Office, QA, Finance, Legal and HR;
  • Provide timely, accurate and complete reports.


You will be leading a team of motivated and highly trained individuals. You will translate project goals in activities and deliverables, manage all activities and provide project progress updates. You monitor and evaluate the timely completion of tasks and projects. Hereto, strong organizational- and communication skills are essential and flexibility is a must.

You will join a stimulating group of international researchers in a very collaborative environment. As part of this group, your personal as well as your scientific growth are encouraged and developed. This position reports to the Director Operations.

Your letter of motivation and CV should show that you have:

  • A Master or PhD degree in life science, or equivalent level of thinking
  • At least five years’ experience as a Senior Manager;
  • Experience in managing a multi-disciplinary team
  • GMP experience;
  • Good command of the English language (written and spoken).

The ideal candidate will show ownership, entrepreneurial spirit, independence and ability to take strategic, decisions. You are enthusiastic and comfortable in a dynamic environment. You communicate clearly at all levels; you can get your thoughts, ideas and knowledge across in a helpful and clear way. Your planning and organization skills allow you to have an overview of the necessary work and you are able to meet deadlines. You can be hold budget responsible and have financial awareness. You have a proven track record of managing and mentoring people.

You can send your application to Mrs. Ingrid van Aarle, HR Manager, e-mail

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