Project Leader Clinical Research and Development

About Synthon

Synthon is an international pharmaceutical company, and a leader in the field of generic human medicines. Founded in 1991, Synthon has been working in biotechnology since 2007 and is developing rapidly into a specialty pharmaceutical company. We work to develop therapies that address the needs of people worldwide and help improve their health and well-being. With our portfolio of innovative medicines, we will provide treatment options for patients in selected therapeutic areas with high unmet medical needs. Through the provision of high-quality generic medicines, we make treatments more affordable and increase access to important remedies. Currently, our products are approved by regulatory agencies in more than 90 countries and marketed through strategic partnerships and – in dedicated areas – through direct sales.

Synthon’s head office is based in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and the company has affiliates in eight other countries. In 2017, it recorded a turnover of EUR 240 million. The company employs around 1,900 staff of whom over 500 work in Nijmegen.

We are interested in result-oriented people with a sharp mind and entrepreneurial spirit, who can contribute to our ambition to provide solutions to the healthcare challenges of today and tomorrow.

Job profile

During the different stages of Synthon’s development programs for generic medicines, the Clinical Research and Development department is responsible for designing and executing clinical studies to show bioavailability and bioequivalence of our medicines, eventually leading to a successful submission of the registration dossier to authorities. As project leader Clinical Research and Development you will determine the clinical strategy for your projects and discuss and evaluate the pharmaceutical and analytical R&D results. You will be responsible for the setup and execution of clinical studies for comparative bioavailability and bioequivalence testing, together with a Clinical Research associate. This entails selection and effective management of the external clinical research organizations, and keeping track of the clinical trial execution. Furthermore, you are responsible for writing medical reports that will be used in the registration of our medicines and for answering clinical questions about Synthon’s products from regulatory authorities and other sources.
Within a short timeframe after your employment, we expect you to be able to work independently on more projects simultaneously. You report to the vice president Clinical Research and Development.

Your profile

Your letter and CV demonstrate that you have:

  • a master’s degree or a Ph.D./MD in (bio)medical, pharmaceutical/health sciences or a related discipline
  • preferably two years of working experience in a business environment
  • experience in coordinating projects
  • an excellent command of the English language in writing and speaking.

Experience in operational clinical and/or bibliographical research is an advantage.

In interviews you will be able to demonstrate that:
You enjoy analyzing and evaluating medical publications. You have a pragmatic approach and you are able to maintain an overview of your tasks when working under time pressure. Being a project leader means that you are involved in several projects, so flexibility is your trademark.

Additional information

Contract hours: 32-40 hours.
Salary: scale 15 or 16, depending on experience.
Location: Nijmegen.

Please send your application before 23 March 2019. 


For further information, please contact Sandra van Os, vice president Clinical Research and Development at tel. +31 (0)24 - 372 77 00. If you are interested in this challenging position, we look forward to your application. You can apply via the apply button / link.

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