Project Management Officer for collaborative biopharmaceutical development projects for developing countries Utrecht University, Faculty of Science Netherlands

Project Management Officer for collaborative biopharmaceutical development projects for developing countries (0.6 - 0.8 FTE)


Job description
As a Project Manager you are responsible for the day-to-day project management of international projects, ongoing and new projects. In practice this requires a successful candidate to work on several projects simultaneously. The main duties are management of assigned projects by ensuring they are executed at the highest possible quality level, in compliance with the set framework and the financial constraints. You will manage consortia, arrange meetings and assist in the organization of communication activities. You are able to communicate in a cross cultural environment to maintain an effective communication between the consortium partners and external parties such as CROs assist in developing and maintaining the UCAB network. You are aware of relevant best practices set by peer groups and organizations. You report directly to the Managing Director of UCAB but you also have to be able to temporarily replace them in case of absence.


The ideal candidate:

holds an academic degree related to Pharmaceutical, Biological and/or Medical Sciences;
has experience with biological therapeutics within a commercial environment;
has good knowledge of the process and quality standards for the development and production of biotherapeutics;
is able to apply these standards under varying circumstances;
has experience in working in international project teams;
is expected to have affinity with Global Health issues, especially access to affordable medicines in developing countries;
is very skilled in communication (both written and oral communication), is fluent in English and preferably also in other languages;
has experience in working with financial reporting tools.


We offer a temporary position (0.6 - 0.8 FTE) for one year. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience - ranges between €2,640 and €2,897 (scale 10 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) gross per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8 % and a year-end bonus of 8.3 % per year. We offer a pension scheme, (partly paid) parental leave, collective insurance schemes and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). More information is available at: working at Utrecht University.

About the organization
A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

The city of Utrecht is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, with a charming old centre and an internationally oriented culture that is strongly influenced by its century-old university. Utrecht city has been consistently ranked as one of the most liveable cities in the Netherlands.


The Faculty of Science consists of six Departments: Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Information and Computing Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry and Mathematics. The Faculty is home to 6,500 students and nearly 1,500 staff and is internationally renowned for the quality of its research. The Faculty's academic programmes reflect developments in today's society. Read the overall impression 2016 of the Faculty of Science.

The Utrecht Centre for Affordable Biotherapeutics (UCAB) is the result of collaboration between Utrecht University and the World Health Organization. UCAB is a non-profit foundation that aims to facilitate the development and distribution of high quality and affordable biotherapeutics in low and middle income countries (LMICs). UCAB combines the scientific knowledge and expertise of Utrecht University with the global targets of the World Health Organization. As a not-for profit organization, UCAB has the unique position to facilitate successful local production of biotherapeutics.

Additional information
Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from Netty Dorrestijn, managing director UCAB, via

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