Project Manager Preclinical Biotherapeutics

Location Antwerp, Belgium
Discipline: Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Cherish Becker

Contact email:
Job ref: 10521
Published: about 2 months ago

To strengthen our dynamic team we are looking for a Project Manager Preclinical Biotherapeutics with a feel for the development of novel biotherapeutics based on mRNA.

The project manager is responsible for developing and updating the strategic and operational project plan to support the team and our portfolio management. Together with the project team you will develop a complete overview of work packages, monitor critical milestones and the required budget. The project manager will be appointed to one or more projects depending on the stage of the project and will be reporting to the VP translational development.


  • You are the primary point of contact for the project team with respect to the overall timelines 

  • You coach and support the team in achieving their goals

  • You initiate, follow up and monitor the planning file for one or more projects and analyse the critical path to adhere to timelines, budget and quality standards

  • You ensure good flow of information between the different departments and facilitate meetings to discuss progress and resolve issues

  • Where applicable you assist in the reporting that may be required for projects receiving government support

  • You assist in the setup of a resource (FTE) management structure and the attribution of resource requirements to required work packages

  • Ensure the project strategy is reflected in terms of cost in the dedicated budget and forecast systems


  • PhD degree in a scientific or (bio)-engineering discipline

  • Min of 3 year experience in a biotech company or pharmaceutical company preferably in project management of project leader position

  • Experience with working in a matrix structure and excellent organisational and prioritising skills

  • Hands on experience with the design, setup and management of preclinical work packages is highly preferable

  • Analytical, synthesis and reporting skills

  • Strong computer skills, MS office including MS Project, experience with an accounting system would be a plus

  • Work effectively, accurately and autonomously

  • Exercising judgement, impact of decisions and consequence of error

  • Fluent in English, written and spoken

  • Good interpersonal skills, team player

  • Ability to work within cross functional teams

  • Well organised, well-structured, hands-on, result oriented

  • Comfortable with working in a rapidly changing environment while maintaining focus

  • Ability to be proactive on potential problems and take initiative to propose alternative scenarios

  • Ability to foster teamwork and a collaborative atmosphere

  • Enthusiastic, flexible and able to multitask

  • Fluent in English


  • An exciting job in a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment with room for personal development

  • Employment contract of unlimited duration with a competitive salary package

  • Work within a dynamic and fast-growing company


We employ messenger RNA to unleash and boost a patient’s immune response against a tumor or infectious agent. Research shows that this approach results in long lasting clinical remission in cancer patients and protective immunity against infections.


For more information please contact me at:  +31 (0)20 20 44 502 or