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(Senior) Health Science Manager (80%/100%)

posted 11 months ago

We are looking for a Health Science Manager to join the Inbiose team in Ghent, Belgium.

The company:

Inbiose is an independent (founder led) Biotech company, that leads the way in the development and application of specialty carbohydrates, such as human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs). Inbiose is providing ingredients and technological solutions to business partners and customers in several industries, such as early life nutrition, medical nutrition, dietary supplements & OTC, personal care and food. The company purpose is to use science and technology, to improve lives in a sustainable way.

Inbiose was founded in 2013, as a spin off from Ghent University (UGent). The company is fast growing with currently a staff of over 50 people and is well positioned to continue its expansion. More information about Inbiose can be found on www.inbiose.com.

The opportunity:

We now have an interesting opportunity for a Health Science Manager to join our team. We are looking for someone with a scientific background, a passion for specialty ingredients (nutrition/ life science) and the ability to translate scientific trends into information/ presentations to support the commercial operation. With the aim to grow Inbiose’s position within specialty carbohydrates (HMOs). Experience with pre-, pro-, postbiotics or other applications/ products related to the microbiome, will be of great advantage.

* For the right candidate, a part time working solution can be considered.

The position:

  • Health science expert; be the science expert, to internal and external stakeholders with regards to human milk oligosaccharides and glycobiology.

  • Knowledge and understanding of HMOs and it’s health benefits, understanding the role, functioning and benefits of HMOs in the field of infant nutrition, medical nutrition, dietary supplements, personal care, functional foods and beyond.   

  • Research and trends monitoring; acquire and maintain health science knowledge, stay abreast of scientific literature and HMOs health science applications, such as gut-health, immune health and cognitive health and relevant health indications and incidences.

  • Expert level communication; ability & passionate to communicate at an expert level with researchers, scientists and medical professionals. Build your own network within the industry and represent Inbiose on specialist events, congresses, webinars.

  • Business development & customer level communication; ability to support the business development team in customer meetings, training of commercial teams and collaborations around new products and innovations.

  • Research collaborations; explore, signal and assess opportunities for research collaborations. Assist and participate in the execution of these collaborations.

  • Marketing support; support and deliver input to the marketing team, when it comes to trends, the positioning of new products, the development of communication materials.

Your profile:

  • Work experience as health science manager, nutritional manager, technical sales manager or similar functions. With preference within infant nutrition, medical nutrition, dietary supplements, functional foods or functional ingredients industry.

  • Expertise and knowledge within one of the following areas: microbiome, gut health, immune system maturation and modulation, brain health (gut-brain-axis), glycobiology. Familiarity & knowledge of pre-, pro-, post-, synbiotics is considered a plus.

  • Ability to research, interpret, and synthesize published medical/scientific literature and other scientific data, into information and presentations that meet the needs of intended audiences.

  • Good communication, presenting & networking skills- enthusiast & passionate to share knowledge to a broader audience. Existing network within focus industries, research institutes, professional organizations- is considered a plus.

  • Experience in supporting commercial teams in the development of new products and value propositions, customer meetings, customer events, sales training and development of marketing materials.

  • Advanced degree (PhD, MD, PharmD or equivalent) with a life science orientation.

  • Understanding of pre-clinical and clinical trials is considered a plus.

  • Self-starting and inspired by the idea of joining a growing company. Team player, that likes to work in cross functional teams and with a pro-active attitude. Analytical, solution oriented, curious and open-minded.

  • Languages: fluency in English is a must, knowledge of any other language a plus.

Our offer:

The opportunity to become part of a dynamic, growing company in a growing industry. And to become an important part of future busines success. An interesting job, with a lot of responsibilities and a competitive salary package. You will be working out of our office at the Technologiepark 82, bus 41, 9052 Zwijnaarde (Belgium).


Have you become interested to work for Inbiose? And can you identify with the role and challenges? In that case please send a complete application (CV, motivation letter) to: Kim Munnecom, Inbiose NV, Technologiepark 82, bus 41, 9052 Zwijnaarde or via e-mail to jobs@Inbiose.com

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