Research Operations Project Manager - Louvain

Vacancy information

Publication date:January 13 2021
Employment type: Permanent
Sector: Biotechnical
Function Group: R&D

Function Group: R&D / Project Manager


Rewind Therapeutics, a biotech that focuses on developing small molecule therapeutics within the neurology field, is on the verge of substantial growth. To support its growth, Rewind Therapeutics is looking to strengthen its team with an experienced professional in the Research Operations Project Manager position. An all-encompassing and exciting role with a lot of potential for career advancement.


In this role, you will join a growing team engaged in cutting-edge research with the goal of treating a range of neurological diseases. As the Research Operations Project Manager, you will have a central role in ensuring the smooth operation of Rewind’s activities, with a particular focus on externally-facing research programs. Reporting directly to the Head of Medicinal Chemistry and Head of Pharmacology, your responsibilities will be among others:

  • Managing project timelines, deliverables, performance and budgets to support key company objectives
  • Ensuring integration between research activities across the company and identifying and implementing best practices in drug discovery and development
  • Ensuring effective and efficient day-to-day operational activities and processes in the company offices in Leuven
  • Developing an information infrastructure within the company to support research activities, to maintain the integrity of research data, and to ensure effective data archiving
  • Supporting and further developing a portfolio of externally funded research grants
  • Establishing and maintaining a portfolio of research contracts and agreements across a diverse range of academic and commercial research organisations
  • Scouting for service providers and technologies to support and accelerate drug discovery programs
  • Preparing reports and communicating company activities
  • Timely identify any potential risks, resolve issues and implement a risk mitigation plan


As the ideal candidate you will recognise yourself in the following profile:

  • You hold a PhD in either the biological, (bio)medical or life science field
  • You have 3 to 4 years of experience in a relevant operations or research function at a biopharmaceutical or contract research organisation
  • You have first-hand experience with project management in a drug discovery setting, and
  • You possess a good understanding of small molecule drug discovery processes, preferably in Neuroscience
  • You are located in Belgium

In addition to the above, you are a motivated, confident and focused individual comfortable in a flexible and evolving entrepreneurial environment. To this respect strong organisational skills are essential, and the ability to establish and communicate priorities is necessary, along with the ability to work under stringent deadlines. Evaluating contract proposals and negotiating terms optimal for the company is a critical skill necessary for success in this position. Due to the organisation’s professional environment fluency in English is required and Dutch is strongly preferred.


Rewind Therapeutics cares about her people and will reward them accordingly. You will be offered a competitive compensation package that includes next to the salary, a performance-based bonus and good secondary benefits.


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

Martin van der Velden
Principal Associate




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