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Proj. Manager R&D

Project Manager R&D

We are looking for a Project Manager R&D to strengthen our research and development team. As a Project Manager, you are responsible for projects in developing novel polymers and processes from innovative idea until transfer to manufacturing. You will have a substantive intellectual role by (but not limited to) exploring different chemistries, evaluating experiments and upscaling of lab syntheses to manufacturing processes. Some hands-on activities in the lab are included to make projects a success. Apart from the technical tasks, you will have managerial responsibilities and lead the project teams. By supervising the multidisciplinary project team you coordinate efficient collaboration within the team, between internal departments and external parties. You are the primary liaison person with the customer for all project related matters. Moreover, you are responsible for the technical files related to your projects. You will report to the Manager R&D.


PolyVation is a highly innovative company that develops and manufactures polymers customized for the innovators in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry. Medical device, biotech and pharmaceutical start-ups and leading companies around the world are our customers to make new world-class products.

We work in a modern and quality driven environment, laid out according to ISO 13485 and GMP (ICH Q7). Our R&D facilities and clean rooms are well equipped for all kinds of chemistries up to about 100L and soon 300L scale.

You will work in a team of professionals and in close collaboration with colleagues from the manufacturing, analytical and quality assurance department. We report in English and communicate in both Dutch and English.

Your background

You are curious and critical to each and every result and possess an excellent analytical thinking ability. You are always driven in quickly finding the best fitting solutions and have a strong customer focus. You are an enthusiastic leader, a source of inspiration for your project team and you embrace teamwork and collaboration. You are self-critical and open to receive and provide transparent feedback in a respectful way. You have strong communication skills (verbally and in writing) and are proficient in English.

You should have a PhD degree in organic/polymer chemistry, chemical engineering or equivalents. Relevant experience in the industry (life sciences or chemistry) and in project management are an absolute must. Experience with polymers and familiarity with GxP quality systems will largely strengthen your application.


Send your motivation and resumé (CV) to info@polyvation.com, addressed to dr. Hans van der Aa (Manager R&D) with reference to 'PM 0522'. More information on the vacancy can be obtained by contacting Hans van der Aa using the contact form of this website.