Program Manager Bioanalytical/Preclinical Development - Leiden

Vacancy information

Publication date:January 30 2020
Employment type:Permanent
Function Group:Clinical Research

Function Group: Clinical Research / Pre Clinical Manager


Improving affordability and access to monoclonal antibodies is what this organisation is all about. With their headquarters in the west of the Netherlands and other R&D and operational branches in Asia and Oceania they aim and work hard to disrupt when it comes to the cost and timely delivery of these mAbs. To be more specific, they focus on oral formulation and delivery of biologics (mAbs & large proteins), while at the same time continuously manufacture mAbs at extremely low costs. In order to perform in a clear and concise way, product development is done in parallel with platform development. To take things further down the track a strong Program Manager Pre-Clinical Development is of the utmost importance.


Due to great successes from a fundraising round, the oral formulation and delivery technology can be driven forward through proof of concept in humans, and thus further develop the technology platform and product pipeline. This can only de done under the wings of this earlier mentioned Program Manager Pre-Clinical Development. Your main responsibilities will be managing the existing pre-clinical development programs and setting up new programs for the future pipeline. Inherently connected to this is interacting with internal and external stakeholders on progressing these programs as planned. Internally you will be paramount in working together with you colleagues to further build the corporation (knowledge management, compliance system, etc).


The ideal candidate managing these projects will have a broad understanding of formulation development, pre-clinical development and bioanalysis.

To sum up:

  • You have a least five years of biopharmaceutical drug development expertise in pre-clinical development, bioanalyses and formulation development while at the same time working with external suppliers (CRO, CMO)
  • Experience with contributing to innovative development processes in addition to running regular drug development programs is something you are well versed in
  • You have a broad broad understanding of other areas in addition to the main area of expertise, and you are willing to personally develop and manage tasks in that area as well
  • You are a team player with the ability to operate autonomously in a virtual company and are able to understand the bigger picture, and to shift gear to the details when required
  • Managing several collaboration parties simultaneously to fit program needs is a skill of yours and you are able to do this fluently in English
  • You have an agile attitude to work towards milestones in a non-bureaucratic environment and are willing to travel globally


The organisation is at a point in time where they can offer you a great chance to make a lot of impact while taking charge of a lot of the developments.

In short:

  • You will play a very important role in the future success of the company
  • You will get a the opportunity to build a lot of things from the ground up which leads to very interesting growth opportunities
  • You will report directly to the CSO
  • You will receive competitive salary and benefits package including the option to receive LTI’s


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

Martin van der Velden
Principal Associate Biotech/Pharma division




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