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Incubator Head

March 21st 2022

The Brussels South Charleroi BioPark (BSCB) manages an unique ecosystem that includes -1.Scientific experts from the Science and Medical department of University of Brussels (ULB) - 2.Companies active in the Biotech sector, either in new product development (drug, in vitro diagnostics and medical devices) or services (R&D, production, engineering…) - 3.Financial investors that are ready to support start ups (Sambrinvest, Theodorus, Fund+…)

Mission Description

1. Scout for innovative research  projects that could be supporting the creation of a development company

  • From ULB labs
  • From domains of expertise of the Biopark (ex : cell and gene therapies, oncology)

2. Provide strategic advice and guidance to academic teams involved in early research, to that they focus on the scientific projects that could add the most value in the future 
3. Evaluate and contribute to projects with early promising data and looking for a first round of financing (pre seed or seed round)

  • Evaluate the scientific rationnelle of the project, the potential for Intellectual Property and the existing data
  • Design or contribute to the project development plan, including costs for the next milestones
  • Draw or review the Business Plan that includes the market potential value and the product positioning
  • Improve the project pitch for potential investors

4. Project monitoring

BSCB has the mission to follow up early stage projects that are financed to demonstrate a proof principle. This mission consists in

  • Following up project plans, even serving as a project director for some projects if needed
  • Contributing to the project by providing advice or looking for external experts during the follow up period

5) Assist the BSCB CEO in special initiatives related to incubation and support for start-ups, including (i) organizing and expanding network of experts, (ii) launching “appel à projets” (iii) search for market and competitive analysis data

Candidate profile

Functional knowledge and skills

  • Scientific profile with Business degree or Business experience
  • More than 10 years of experience in the Healthcare sector ideally drug discovery ; experience in in vitro diagnostics or medical device is a plus
  • Good understanding of pharma product development path; including knowledge of what is required to be able to select a product candidate and progress it to the clinical stage
  • Good business acumen, able to translate ideas into business plan and drive market research analysis Strong Project Management Skills
  • Ideally had experience in a start ups environment, prior experience with venture capital environments is an asset
  • Ability to synthetize a data driven analysis with a global view
  • Language skills: to optimally fit in the company’s culture, need to be French-speaking and fluent in English.

Leadership and interpersonal skills

  • Natural ability to connect and build trust relationship with people, including experienced scientists, strong networker
  • Ability to adapt to different environments (university labs, companies, VCs)
  • Appetite to transfer your knowledge and experience with an entrepreneur mindset
  • Hands on, self-driven, able to navigate in a diversified environment
  • Able to manage team of experts
  • Results oriented

Offer

  • A stimulating job at the heart of an innovative ecosystem
  • A dynamic team that strives to grow this ecosystem
  • A role with a major impact on innovation and people
  • An attractive package with the possibility to be an independent and to telework for part of your time

Contact Details

To apply : communications@biopark.be