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Head of Microbiota Research Portfolio M/W (France)

Bioaster Lyon


Company Description
BIOASTER is the only Technological Research Institute in the field of health in France. Dedicated to infectiology and microbiology, it brings together the skills of industry and public research to respond to health issues related to infectious diseases. A scientific cooperation foundation endowed with its own infrastructure and resources, the IRT BIOASTER is firmly committed to economic and industrial development, creating wealth and jobs.


The Head of Research Portfolio will be responsible for developing and implementing a research portfolio on Microbiome.

Your activities :
In this field of R&D, the responsibilities of the head are:
• To act as the spoke person of the BIOASTER Microbiome Research Portfolio
• To establish new private and public partnerships.
• To lead the design of BIOASTER collaborative projects and research service agreements.
• To manage, monitor and propose solutions to ensure the progress of a 10 to 15 projects portfolio.
• To identify and internally communicate scientific and technological bottlenecks encountered by the private sectors.
• To support and/or to lead internal technological research projects focused on microbiome R&D.
• To ensure the direct management of a team composed of a project manager, a Business manager and a project lead.
• To transversely manage several project leads in a matrix organization.
• To lead and support the dissemination of project results though academic publications, licences and project reports


Personal skills:
• Strong leadership skills and ability to develop and manage an R&D project portfolio
• Excellent communication skills (internal and external)
• Fluency in English and French language
Professional experience:
• >10 years professional R&D experience in the bacteriology/microbiome space in leadership/senior research roles
• In depth understanding of technical bottlenecks which need to need to be solved to boost microbiome based discoveries and developments from research stage to pre-clinical and (early) clinical development
• Documented past experience in the fields of culturomics and/or the analysis of host/microbiome molecular interactions using in vitro/in vivo models.
• Extensive scientific and industry background in the Therapeutic Area of Infectious Diseases and/or other pathologies linked to microbiome (IBD, NASH, diabetes, ).
• Experience with mid-size Biotech and/or Big Pharma
• Extensive experience of scientific writing : research proposal, grant writing, scientific publications
• Excellent scientific and project track record
• Proven ability to build external collaboration networks in R&D with academia and industry
• Established network and highly recognized expert in the field of microbiome R&D

Other information
Contract: Permanent
Localisation: Lyon, Gerland