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Strategic Sourcing/Procurement director (international), permanent or freelance  

Competences/skills

Candidate with a scientific background, having a long term experience in sourcing of chemical and biological ingredients, instrumentation, contract manufacturers, OEM and other business partners for pharmaceutical, in vitro diagnostics and medical device applications. Responsible for significant procurement volumes, supply agreements and cost savings, securing supply of strategic goods.

Experience/Education

Exploring worldwide business and procurement collaborations; focus on a/o Europe, US, China and India, long term relationship management. Differentiation between non-critical, leverage, bottleneck and strategic supplies. Close collaboration with the internal organization in cross-functional projects: R&D, regulatory and quality affaires, intellectual property, production, legal… in finding appropriate sources and providing relevant technical documentation and support. Risk management and mitigation, developing second suppliers, organizing supplier due diligence audits. Negotiation of best deals and long-term contracts with significant business volumes and cost savings.

Ambitions/Motivation

This candidate works as a freelancer and is available for long term and short term assignments. He is open for international assignments.

CEO/COO/CBO/business, marketing and sales director, permanent or ad interim  
Consultancy and business development on demand; Europe 

Competences/skills

Senior level with more than 30 years local and global experience in business-to-business roles. Strategic as well as operational orientation. Motivated and inspiring leader. Background in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, active (bio)pharmaceutical ingredients, nutraceuticals, vaccines, medical devices, in vitro diagnostics (immunoassays, antibodies, molecular biology, biomarkers, automation) and life sciences market segments.

Experience/Education

Master in Biology-Biochemistry; technology and business results driven.

Hands-on management at start-ups, small and medium size companies and multinationals; business and financial plans, translation of strategy in milestones and tangible deliverables; budgeting, forecasting, P&L.

Venture capital and non-dilutive financing; external funding via regional and European (a/o Eurostars, Horizon 2020) subsidies.

Worldwide launch of in vitro diagnostics systems, medical devices and biopharmaceuticals.

Project management across multiple divisions and companies.

Regulatory affairs, quality assurance, risk management, ISO, GMP, HACCP, CE- labeling expertise. Familiar with intellectual property and valorization. Europe, North and South America, China, India, Australia, Middle East, Japan.

Ambitions/Motivation

This candidate works as a freelancer and is ready to be commissioned for short and long term assignments in Europe. He is ambitious to generate new businesses and to grow existing business.   

Quality assurance (QA) consultant

Part time availability

Competences/skills

Ability to implement a quality system based on ISO 17025 / ISO 15189 / GC(L)P
Method, instrument and software validation including GAMP5 for GxP laboratories
Expertise as internal auditor /Conduct of a supplier audit / Training on how to perform audits
Conduct of /Support in preparing management review meetings
Set up and maintain a CAPA system
Help with the interpretation and  tackle of, or react on the findings which were raised during an audit performed by BELAC, an other instance or a customer
Deep experience in Risk Management / Business Continuity 
Conduct of / help to develop a FMEA risk analysis of processes in the laboratory
Formulate actions based on the FMEA risk analysis / Develop a business continuity plan based on the FMEA risk analysis

Experience/Education

Bachelor in physical education
Several courses related to QMS: ISO 15189, GMP, GCLP and business analysis
Worked in central and medical labs performing both clinical routine tests and clinical trial tests, and hence acquired good knowledge about the clinical trial flow
Experience with QA and QMS regarding technologies such as RT-qPCR, NGS, digital PCR, biochemistry, hematology, microbiology, molecular biology, immunohistochemistry, histopathology and cytology.

Ambitions/Motivation

This candidate works as a freelancer and has actually availability of about 2-4 days per month. The candidate is ready to be commissioned for audits and support on setting up or improving your QMS system. 

Product specialist, field application specialist, account manager, lab manager (molecular biology)/clinical research positions
Employee, DACH region

Competences/skills

This candidate has a broad scientific and technical knowledge in Life Sciences. During her career, she worked in various multicultural scientific institutions across Germany and Russia and hence gained contacts and vision on research activities of many research campuses. She is strong in English, German and Russian oral/written communication skills. Furthermore, she has a proven record of being a great team player.She is pro-active and has a service-oriented personality with an excellent proficiency in both interpersonal and intercultural communication. She focuses on support, service and direct communication.  

Experience/Education

The candidate has over 10 years of laboratory experience in a GLP environment of which 2,5 years in a laboratory management role. She has set up a stat up research laboratory for molecular biology and worked with GMOs following strength regulations of German law. She managed multiple funding budgets and being resourceful was able to work within budget limitations. She gained a great deal of experience comparing and selecting service contractors, product manufacturers, and product resellers.

She holds a Master in Biology (specialization Genetics). Moreover, she obtained a good understanding of the clinical trial process and the good quality practices GCP/GLP upon completion of additional qualification for Clinical Research Associate position.  She has a service-oriented and pro-active personality, strategic thinker able to cope with stress situations.

The candidate is skilled in communication with professionals of various levels. She truly enjoys event organization and has, in fact, participated in the preparation of an international conference with ca. 1000 participants.

Ambitions/Motivation

Passionate for identifying researchers’ needs and assisting them with best solutions. The candidate is currently based in Berlin and ready to be commissioned for long-term and short-term assignments on a short notice.

Data manager, project manager, scientist/R&D and clinical trials/Medical and scientific writing
Employee, East-Flanders and West-Flanders 

Competences/Skills

This candidate has a broad scientific knowledge and extensive experience in project management, scientific writing and data analysis. She has proven research experience and sound technical knowledge, especially in the field of bone biology. She also has a profound general knowledge of molecular biology and a strong desire to acquire new skills. During her career she supervised various experimental studies and was at the head of a research group. The candidate has strong organisational and analytical skills and possesses excellent oral and written communication skills in English and German. She also has a good command of the Dutch language. 

Experience/Education

This candidate has more than 6 years of laboratory experience in a research environment of which about 3 years with supervisory duties. She holds a diploma in biology and a PhD degree in biomedical science. She has worked in the field of Alzheimer’s disease and bone biology / orthopaedic research. During her career she obtained strong experience in data analysis, report writing and grant applications, scientific writing and presentation, and people management. She acquired hands-on-experience in cell culture and various molecular biological techniques.Her area of expertise is bone metabolism and bone repair. She also has a good knowledge of inflammation and cytokines as well as of mesenchymal stem cells and tissue regeneration.

Ambitions/Motivation

This candidate is looking forward to a position in which she can apply her expertise in data analysis, project management and scientific writing. She would appreciate to stay in contact with science and biomedical research. She has the perfect profile to work as a data and / or project manager, R&D scientist, clinical trial manager or medical / scientific writer. Supervising people is not a prerequisite but is certainly possible.

CSO
Part time/consultant

Competences/skills

Strong knowledge of immunodiagnostics, molecular biology and assay design. Strong knowledge of companion diagnostics and biomarkers. Good knowledge of GxP processes and clinical trials. Pioneering attitiude. Strong in management skills. Good knowledge in relation to oncology, alzheimer and lyme disease.

Experience/Education

PhD and master in biotechnology.
Good knowledge of the technological advances within life sciences. Worked in R&D context and as head of molecular lab, dealing with clinical trials. Implementation of new technologies and assays. Strong in audits and validation reports.  

Ambitions/Motivation

This candidate works as a freelancer and has actually availability of about 2-3 days per week. The candidate is ready to be commissioned for long term and short term assignments. 

Sales manager
Employee

Competences/skills

Able to create growth in highly competitive market landscape. Good knowledge of the different stakeholders in life science arena. Able to cope with stress situations. Good people manager. Analytical, strategic, empathic and pro-active.
Sales strategy design, optimisation and execution on sales excellence, coaching, setting up ambitious sales plans and translating these into stressed but achievable financial and personal targets by executing on clear action plans. This candidate is keen on scientific and complex solution selling.

Experience/Education

More than 8 years of experience as product specialist, key account manager, team leader and sales manager in international sales organisations and SME environment. Good understanding of analytical chemistry, biotechnology, metrology and lab equipment market. Strong network within the Belgian market. The candidate has a PhD in biomedical sciences.

Ambitions/Motivation

This candidate works as an employee and is ready for a new challenge, combining business development and sales management in a small or large scale organisation. Open for a more international career. 

Project manager in R&D and clinical trials/CRA/MLS
Employee

Competences/skills

She gained extensive experience in data and project management as well as translational research in clinical practice. She has proven scientific and technical knowledge, mainly in the field of biomarkers in oncology. During her career she managed a lab and she also acquired strong people management skills. She obtained a good understanding of the ICH-GCP guidelines. She has a social and enthusiastic personality. She is very punctual and flexible. She has a strong work ethic.

Experience/Education

The candidate has more than 10 years of both laboratory and clinical trial experience in a GCP/GLP environment of which several years with supervisory duties. She holds a master degree in biology and a PhD degree in biomedical sciences.  She managed multicenter research clinical trials from design to full execution and implementation. She has proven knowledge about database construction, data-review, analysis and report review as well as ethics guidelines writing. She was involved in the set-up of a large biobank. 

Ambitions/Motivation

 The candidate is immediately available. She is looking forward to a position in which she can bring her expertise as data and project manager, mainly in the field of clinical trials. She has the perfect profile to work as a clinical study manager, project manager, CRA, MLS or as R&D senior scientist. Supervising people is a nice to have.

 

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