Business Development Manager - Louvain

Vacancy information

Publication date:January 08 2021
Employment type: Permanent
Sector: Pharmaceutical
Function Group: Sales

Function Group: Sales / Business Development Manager


For a derivative from the University of Louvain specialised in developing gene therapies, we are looking for a Business Development Manager. On the way to becoming a world leader in translational gene therapy, it is time to develop a bigger platform, a wider repertoire, and a strong commercial backbone. Currently, the organisation exists out of almost 20 people, all with a strong scientific background, offering PhD positions as well. The successful candidate will, in close collaboration with the management of the facility, be responsible for the assessment and selection of novel and early-stage gene therapy projects that align with the strategic objectives of the derivative.


As Business Development Manager you will be responsible for identifying and closing new cooperations and gene therapy programs. Management of this derivative has set their goals but need you to set the steps in between. This means you will be strategising as well as actively approaching potential collaborations yourself. In order to be successful in this role, you need an active network and working knowledge in and of gene therapy. This in combination with a commercial track record will give you the ability to achieve these goals and reel in new early-stage gene therapy development programs. In this role, you will receive scientific support as well as some commercial power coming from the universities’ valorisation unit.


The ideal candidate has:

  • A relevant education background in the life sciences, preferably genetics
  • Industry experience in gene therapy for a minimum of six years, preferably in AAV mediated gene therapy projects
  • Commercial experience in the life sciences with gene therapy programs
  • The ability to strategise and execute independently
  • Good communication and collaboration skills
  • Fluency in English


In return for your efforts, you will:

  • Be part of a unique deviation, aimed at becoming a global leader in their field
  • Be contracted on a self-employed basis, effective immediately
  • Receive a salary which is negotiable and above €60,000 gross per year


If you are interested in this job, or in similar ones, please feel free to contact me directly.

Yvo Selderbeek
Senior Associate | Clinical Research




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