Group Leader

Posted 15 June 2021
LocatieLeiden, Leiden, Zuid-Holland
Job type Permanent
BedrijfssectorenScience, Business/Strategic Management

Job description

For our client, a corporation specialized in preclinical and clinical laboratory services, we are looking for a Group Leader based in Leiden.


The Group Leader will be a key member of the operational management team providing strong scientific, operational and strategic leadership to multiple teams at the Leiden site of the company's Biology department. Besides line management of direct reports, the Group Leader will lead scientific project teams, as well as be involved in business development activities. As part of the management team, the Group Leader will also contribute to building and managing the Leiden Biology team to support further growth of the business.


  • Provide line management of up to 10 direct reports (scientific staff) in accordance with company directions and policies, being responsible for performance reviews, succession planning, development and training of team members.
  • Contribute to the management and performance of the Leiden Biology team by taking on selected responsibilities ensuring a high level of scientific standard is maintained on projects involved.
  • Provide independent project leadership of scientific project teams aimed at maintaining client satisfaction as well as delivery on project objectives and financials, demonstrating strategic decision making and creative problem solving.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively, interfacing positively with direct reports, clients, colleagues and key stakeholders.
  • Secure new business opportunities, working independently with business development to prepare scientific proposals and present to potential new clients.


  • 5+ years of experience as a team leader in an industrial setting, ideally within a Pharma/biotech or CRO environment.
  • Familiar with all aspects of drug discovery and experience in complex in vitro biology and able to work across various therapeutic areas.
  • Ample experience in successfully leading project teams, planning & managing resources and finances and influencing within and outside of own project.
  • Sound scientific judgement which impacts the direction and delivery of projects or departmental initiatives
  • Able to write high quality project proposals to challenging deadlines
  • Being a positive role model, with demonstrated ability to push boundaries and inspire others.

What do we offer

  • Permanent contract with the company (32-40h a week)
  • Salary of 63 to 70K per annum (negotiable)

Rabea Osterloh
T: +31 (0)639694482
When interested please react through the application process with your English resume.

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