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(Senior) Project Leader – Ruminants Biologicals R&D Job

Date: Sep 2, 2017

Location: Boxmeer, NL

Company: MSD

(Senior) Project Leader – Ruminants Biologicals R&D-RES001879

Description

Introduction
The Animal Health R&D organization for the development of biologicals is organized as a matrix organization with a primary focus on 5 Species groups (Aquatic, Companion Animals, Poultry, Ruminants and Swine) and Discovery and Technology (D&T), which performs basic research and serves all species.

The Ruminants Biologicals R&D department has global responsibility for the development of new vaccines for large and small ruminants with a primary focus on cattle. The team is primarily based in Europe and in the US and collaborates with the global R&D network of MSD Animal Health to develop and register new Ruminants vaccines in all markets of interest.

We are looking for a (senior) project leader to strengthen our European team. The position is located in Boxmeer, The Netherlands, and will report to the Global Head for Ruminants Biologicals R&D.


As a (senior) project leader, you will be responsible for several discovery, pre-development and/or development projects for European and International markets.

Your key tasks and responsibilities will be to:

- Lead cross-functional project team(s) for assigned projects

- Supervise Scientists and Technicians in all Project related activities

- Responsible for directing development and validation of laboratory methods and techniques

- Function as (GLP) Study Director and Article 9 official for animal experiments

- Manage professional development of all personnel reporting into this position

- Start/maintain Project Management tools and provide project reports/updates to management as required

- Plan and track project budget and resources requirement.

- Establish a proficient communication and efficient collaboration with internal customers in other Departments (Regulatory, Marketing, Technical Services, Quality Control and Assurance, Manufacturing) with the goal of developing ruminant vaccines in the shortest possible time with the best possible label claims in the industry

- Ensure active bridging of knowledge and information flow with other R&D Biologicals Species/sites and the Discovery & Technology group

- Function as the first point of contact for the Manufacturing organisation and be familiarized with the production environment / requirements to ensure efficient product transfer from R&D to the Manufacturing organization

- Have basic global knowledge of the regulatory environment and closely collaborate with regional experts to understand regulatory implications of product registration at the different regions of influence, inclusive of field clinical trials

- Establish relationships with external collaborators like Contract Research Organizations and University and Institute Scientists to support Project Development and enhance the Ruminants R&D Projects portfolio

- Support other Departments when technical issues arise in the areas of ruminants vaccine manufacturing, testing or performance in the field

Qualifications

Qualifications & Experience

- Veterinarian or PhD/Ms in immunology, virology, bacteriology or related field

- At least 5 years of relevant experience, preferably in the field of veterinary vaccine development

- Previous people management experience preferred

- Art 9 certificate and experience as GLP Study Director preferred

Skills

- Solid understanding of animal health product research and development processes

- Strategic thinking, commercially aware and have ability to work in a global matrix environment

- Proven ability to maintain an overview of multiple projects/products;

- Proven ability to work under high pressure and to meet critical timelines;

- Proven track record of working in international/intercultural business environment

- Good knowledge of GxP requirements

- Strong communication, negotiation, problem solving as well as conflict management skills

- Fluent in English and excellent writing skills;

- Proficient computer skills.

- Good team-player skills;

- Good understanding of relevant European and international guidelines would be a plus

About MSD
MSD is working to help the world be well. Through our medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products, we work in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions to patients and animals. We also demonstrate our commitment to increasing access to health care through far-reaching programs that donate and deliver our products to the people who need them. MSD has a workforce of almost 4500 in the Netherlands at three main sites.

MSD Inventing for Life

For more information, visit our website: msd.nl/career/

MSD Animal Health develops and produces vaccines and pharmaceutical specialties for livestock, companion animals and fish. We have offices in more than 50 countries, sell our products in over 140 markets and operate in a network of manufacturing sites and research and development facilities around the world. Within MSD Animal Health, we are always seeking innovative talents that focus on constant improvement of our products and the way we work. We’re looking for new colleagues who are entrepreneurs and result driven. But not only results matter; how you achieve these results is crucial to be successful within MSD Animal Health as well. MSD Animal Health leads the way in veterinary pharmaceuticals.

Our employees are the key to our company’s success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Our Company’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives.

A good place to work
MSD is an attractive employer offering interesting opportunities in Research & Development, production and staff departments for an enormous range of disciplines such as biologists, chemists, process engineers, technicians, mechatronic engineers, pharmacists and operators. MSD always seeks ‘best-in-class’ employees at all levels. We expect a lot from our people and MSD has a lot to offer them as well. Team spirit, entrepreneurship, integrity, leadership and cross-border communication skills are what MSD values and rewards most. If you enjoy being challenged, over and over again, MSD will be a good place for you to work. We have an excellent fringe benefit program, and we invest heavily in the development of our people. MSD gives you plenty of opportunities for individual initiative and responsibility.

Information:
For further information regarding this position, please contact Sophie Burgaud, Global Head Ruminants Biologicals R&D on phonenumber +31 485 58 48 32

Application
If you are interested in this challenging role, you are requested to apply online by uploading your resume and application letter in English.

Job: Research Science Generic Job Title:Senior Project Leader

Primary Location: EMEA-Netherlands-NB-Boxmeer

Employee Status: Regular

Number of Openings: 1

Company Trade Name:MSD


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