Seuss Consulting

Head of Technology Development

11 Feb 2021
13 Mar 2021
R & D
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Head of Technology Development

Place in the Organization

Our client is dedicated to bringing innovative therapies or unmet medical needs to patients. In doing so each function is directly or indirectly responsible for the lives of patients. This responsibility should be part of our day-to-day working life by (i) living up to high quality standards and (ii) by recognizing the sense of urgency in areas of high medical need.

The Vector Development (VD) Group has two functions and responsibilities (a) exploring and implementing new AAV-based vectors and production technologies, as well as (b) exploring new technologies for the analytical characterization of AAV products.

Those two areas are major contributor to the quality of our AAV-based products as well as value generator by delivering new technologies. The activities are supporting the whole scope of AAV product development and should lead to alternative and/or improved AAV-based vector systems.

The Head of Vector Development is responsible for managing the VD Group. The group is based in Amsterdam.

Key result areas (major duties, accountabilities, and responsibilities)

  • Responsible for the exploration and implementation of new AAV vectors and production methods.
  • Exploring new assays to show quality of the AAV products
  • Transfer of assays and technologies to the appropriate development group, in the present organization either analytical or process development.
  • Manages professional employees and/or supervisors or supervises smaller, complex VD team(s). This includes accountability for the performance and results of the direct reports and members of the team(s).
  • Organizing a robust communication line to all other relevant function of the organization
  • Organizes appropriate documentation e.g. study plans/reports and facilitates writing of regulatory documents

Qualifications & Skills

  • PhD (molecular biology, virology, biochemistry or similar).
  • Proven scientific experience, preferably trained within the field of molecular biology, gene therapy, virology, biochemistry
  • Broad hands-on experience in the field of molecular biology, biochemistry
  • Experience with working in a fast changing and demanding environment, willing and able to act a pro-actively.
  • Knowledge about the design of vector production methods as well as analytical methods.
  • Knowledge of AAV biology

Core competencies

  • Creativity and explorative thinking
  • Thinks about new working methods or new applications
  • Brings forward original solutions for problems related to the department and the function
  • Focus on flexibility, to act in a fast changing and demanding environment
  • Good Communication skills
  • Ability to manage own workload as well as workload of co-workers
  • Pro-active attitude, flexible, professional
  • Strong team player
  • Ability to explain complex technical issues, question, and answers in writing and orally to persons not familiar with the subject
  • Bring together and maintain conjunctions with other departments
  • Ability to direct reports of own team
  • Signals problems, recognizes important information, traces possible causes of problems

Please contact Ian Wood, Senior Recruitment Consultant
+31(0)6 26 65 71 71

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