Managing Director of hDMT INFRA

Managing Director of hDMT INFRA

Leiden University Medical Center

Leiden, Netherlands

Are you a proactive leader with a passion for advancing research on organ and disease models and infrastructure development? This function offers an exciting opportunity to shape the future of hDMT INFRA StemCells!

About your role

As Managing Director of hDMT INFRA, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the infrastructure and operations of our Service Centers of Expertise (SCEs). Your responsibilities will encompass various aspects crucial to the success and growth of hDMT INFRA StemCells.

Your primary task will involve establishing the infrastructure of hDMT INFRA, including the formation of the Central Hub team and management structure. This will require seamless integration and collaboration among SCEs located at LUMC, UMCU, and EMC, linking them to form a cohesive network. You will be tasked with identifying the services offered by SCEs and defining support portfolios and procedures to facilitate their operations. Developing uniform agreements between the Central Hub and individual SCEs will be essential to ensure clarity in responsibilities and finances. Additionally, you will oversee the development and maintenance of the hDMT INFRA website, ensuring it serves a central information point for capabilities, expertise, facilities, and open-access databases within hDMT INFRA StemCells, in adherence to FAIR data principles. On a day-to-day basis, you will be responsible for managing the operations of both the hDMT INFRA structure and Central Hub, ensuring efficiency and effectiveness in their functioning. As Chair of the hDMT INFRA Management Board, you will report operational matters and progress to the hDMT Boards.

Your role will also involve installing the Scientific Advisory Board and User Board to provide strategic guidance and user feedback. Actively promoting the use of hDMT INFRA and its SCEs among potential users will be crucial, as well as converting interest into contract-based assignments to support sustainability. Expansion of the infrastructure will be a key focus, and you will actively recruit additional SCEs and arrange corresponding agreements to enhance capabilities and services. You will also investigate funding opportunities to support SCEs and lobby for their sustainability.

In addition to infrastructure development, you will independently monitor the utility and quality of SCE services to ensure high standards are maintained. Supporting the organization of hands-on training and courses, including participant recruitment, will also be part of your remit to foster skill development and knowledge dissemination within the community.

About you

  • Hold a PhD in engineering, medical technology, or related field, with an exceptional scientific track record focusing on in vitro model systems, stem cells, and biomedical systems;
  • Demonstrate strong business acumen and extensive experience in business development, management, and contract research, with established industry contracts;
  • Possess affinity for applied scientific research and healthcare, coupled with leadership experience and stakeholder management skills;
  • Ideally, have experience in intellectual property assessment, filing, and knowledge of legal aspects related to material transfer and collaboration agreements;
  • Maintain an extensive (inter)national network of both public and private organizations, with familiarity of Dutch and European government agendas and subsidy regulations;
  • Exhibit strategic thinking, effective communication, and a service-oriented, hands-on mentality;
  • Display natural leadership qualities, along with proactiveness, result orientation, and stress resilience;
  • Possess excellent spoken and written English skills; fluency in Dutch as a native language is advantageous.

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