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Director of Product Development

S-Biomedic, a pioneering biotech start-up company at the intersection of microbiome, health care and cosmetic industries, is looking for a Director of Product Development to join the team. The company has a leading role in research and development of topical probiotics for skin care and is expanding its product development pipeline. 

Scope of position:

• 8+ years of industry experience in cosmetic, consumer and/or bacterial product R&D

• Academic background in pharmaceutical sciences, biotechnology or an adjacent life-sciences field

• Knowledge and experience in cosmetic or pharmaceutical product development

• Knowledge of microbiology or bacterial production is preferred

• Eager to work in a dynamic start-up environment

• Analytical mindset and excellent documentation skills

• Process and detail oriented, without losing sight of the bigger picture

• Experience with cosmetics products regulations is a plus


• Define, plan and lead the product development program together with the CSO; set technical and business strategies for development of new products

• Implement corresponding processes; define and track milestones and deliverables

• Define and implement clinical development and commercial manufacturing strategies

• Support and supervise the execution of the development activities; provide strategic and technical input in areas such as:

o process development and scale up

o product characterization and specifications

o product life-cycle management

o quality management

• Provide scientific support and input to other R&D projects within the company

• Manage resources and collaborations within the product R&D portfolio

• Identify, select, contract and oversee third party providers and partners R&D deliverables; ensure that work is delivered on budget, on time and to appropriate quality standards

• Identify, apply for and manage regional, national and European research grant funding

• Develop and maintain a flexible organization so that fast-changing priorities can be accommodated with minimal disruption

What is in for you:

Highly motivated team of colleagues. Cutting edge science and recent technologies. The challenge and excitement of a start-up. Possibility to participate and speak at conferences. Industry competitive salary and employee stock option plan.

Location: Janssen Research Campus in Beerse, Belgium 

Connect: Let us know your experience (CV), why you want to join and why you fit the best (short motivation letter) by email veronika.oudova@sbiomedic.com We will be happy to answer any questions you might have.

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