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07 JUN '23: For a newly founded biotech with well-known founding members in the space of GPCR’s we are currently recruiting for a Head of Biology. The ambition of this new organisation is to apply its proven technology to a high-value clinically validated GPCR target with pipeline-in-a-product potential.




Leiden - Netherlands

40 hours per week

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This is how you will make the difference

As the Head of Biology you will be accountable for the performance and results across team(s) within the area of Biology and Translational Sciences. You will set departmental objectives/plans to ensure the delivery of Biology Department objectives. In addition, you will be responsible for establishing, directing, and providing strategic, tactical, and scientific leadership to the Biology and Translational Sciences area in inflammatory/immunology disorders. In doing so you will be vital to the successful expansion of the small molecule GPCR pipeline and be responsible for presenting discovery projects to the organisation's leadership.

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What you bring

Being the senior Biology professional you see yourself in the below:
  • Ph.D. in Life Sciences, Pharmacology, Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry or related fields of study;
  • A minimum of 10 years of line- and project management experience in an R&D organisation with a proven track record in Drug Discovery;
  • Strong scientific knowledge base in immune cells and inflammatory and immunological disorders.

In terms of skills and competencies, we look for:


  • Strategic influencing;
  • Demonstrated leadership capability in leading multidisciplinary teams and collaborative problem solving;
  • Strong interpersonal, written/ verbal communication and organisational skills;
  • Effective written/oral communication skills and a proven publication track record;
  • Ability to effectively manage time, resources and multi-task, with a flexible and entrepreneurial attitude.

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What's in it for you

On offer is the chance to join an aspiring biotech with solid technology at exactly the right time as you will build, shape and grow the organisation.
The organisation will:
  • reward you competitively;
  • ensure room for growth and career progression.

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