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Head of Product Development - Molecular biology

  • Lieu:

    Leyde, Pays-Bas

  • Contact:

    Quinton Maduro

  • Type de poste:


  • Téléphone de contact:

    +31 (0)20 406 97 50

  • Secteurs d’activité:

    Pharmaceutical , Microbiology

  • Contact E-mail:

Are you a seasoned professional in the field of molecular biology with exceptional management capabilities? If you have a solid background in product development within the biotech, food, or pharmaceutical industries, and possess expertise in microbiology and Next-Generation sequencing, we want to connect with you!
Our client offers a complete range of microbial genomics services for many applications including metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, microbiome analysis and microbial strain characterization.

Job description:

We are looking for an experienced product development expert to drive innovation and growth and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the organization. Your key responsibilities include overseeing product management and driving development initiatives for commercialization. You will lead a team of experts (12 fte) to create a competitive product portfolio featuring well-defined unique selling points that align short, mid, and long-term strategies of the company. You will provide strategic direction for the product lines and ensure their technical performance.

  • Responsible for product management and development
  • Lead a team of highly skilled scientists, product developers, and bioinformaticians. (~12 Fte)
  • Create a competitive product portfolio and align product portfolio with compagnies short, mid, and long-term strategy
  • Work closely with the commercial and operational teams to develop new products
  • Maintain regular contact with customers
  • Within this role you are part management team


  • PhD level
  • Proven Expertise in Microbiology, Bioinformatics, or Genomics
  • Management experience in a commercial environment
  • Product Development experience within Microbiology and Next-Generation sequencing in a big plus
  • Able to work on-site in Leiden


  • Long term position
  • Salary indication: €115.000,- annual
  • 40 hours per week, part-time is discussable
  • Region: Leiden

Vacancy number: 23634