For our client (a research organization) we are looking for a team (cluster) leader Applied Bioinformatics

For our client (a research organization) we are looking for a team (cluster) leader Applied Bioinformatics who:

  • Will be an inspiring manager for a young and enthusiastic team (10 permanent staff members and PhD’s and post-docs);
  • Has a clear vision on how bioinformatics needs to be developed to meet future needs;
  • Is able to translate this vision into a consistent line of research projects;
  • Has and will continue to build a scientific network within the relevant research community;
  • Will support and build our stable relationship with research institutes and internationally operating breeding companies based on personal reliance and scientific quality;
  • Will design and initiate new research projects, through interactions with other research groups, especially with the chair groups
  • Bioinformatics, Plant and Business Unit Bioinformatics.
  • Will be responsible for the quality of scientific research and project management in the group;
  • Will make a vital contribution to the development of the team by regular coaching and by yearly result evaluations of individual team members;
  • Will be responsible for achieving financial targets for the group;
  • Will be an active member of the management team of Bioscience and play a role in the ongoing professionalization of the Business Unit as a whole by contributing to long term business and strategic personnel plans;
  • Represents the Business Unit Bioscience as a whole in external contacts.
Key demands:
  • Degree in genome bioinformatics, comparative genomics and/ or systems biology;
  • Broad experience in acting as project leader;
  • Extensive network in bioinformatics;
  • Convincing scientific track record (publications) and patent portfolio;
  • Skilled empathic manager, familiar with managing a team of professionals in a research organization
  • Experience in initiating, acquiring and managing multi-stakeholder or international research projects.
Required competences:
  • Team-orientated leadership;
  • Initiative; result-driven;
  • Well developed awareness of science, policy and business environments;
  • Excellent communicative and interactive personal skills;
  • Service oriented;
  • Good command of the English and preferably also Dutch language.


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