Teamlead API

The Business Unit in Oss specializes in chemical process and analytical development, and cGMP manufacture of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) and nanomedicines.

You will lead a team of Process R&D chemists during the development of manufacturing processes for APIs, and form the core project team together with the Project Manager and Analytical Lead.


  • You will design and coordinate experiments in the lab, with a focus on transferring chemical processes from the bench to pilot plant scale
  • You will write reports and maintain customer contact to update on the status and progress of projects
  • You will be responsible for the project transfers to our Pilot Plant
  • You will closely work together with colleagues in analytical science and QA
  • People management of the API team members
  • You will report to the Director Process R&D and Manufacturing


  • You have a PhD degree in organic synthesis and extensive synthetic experience
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical development, scale up and cGMP are of added value
  • You have strong scientific, technical, and organizational skills
  • You feel comfortable in a dynamic and changing environment
  • You like to learn and develop yourself and your team
  • You are flexible, a problem solver and a team player
  • You have an analytical mindset and you are stress resistant
  • You have good communication skills and are fluent in both Dutch & English (written as well as spoken)
  • Several year experience as a people manager and you posses good coaching skills


  • A true learning environment where you will have the ability to grow your skills
  • A rapidly International developing and growing company with an interesting services, product and customer portfolio
  • A dynamic working environment with nice colleagues
  • Open straightforward but also caring culture
  • We are true to our values
  • An attractive remuneration package
  • 28 days holiday a year
  • Fruit & Fitness possibilities

Company profile

Ardena is a leading contract development organization for the pharmaceutical industry. We assist pharmaceutical companies, from virtual biotech to big pharma, in bringing their valued molecule(s) to the clinic and market. We provide a comprehensive and integrated portfolio of drug substance and drug product development services. We strongly believe that our multidisciplinary approach can accelerate the drug development and approval process. By seamlessly integrating our services, we’re able to better mitigate development risks and ultimately reduce time-to clinic.

Ardena is a rapidly growing international orientated organization in the industry, with 7 company sites in 5 countries. (Belgium, the Netherlands, Latvia, Sweden and Spain). In recent years we have taken over several other organizations which are complementary to each other and created One Ardena Group. We currently have approximately 500 people working for us. We have realized an average growth of 15% on annual basis over the past 3 years and we have the ambition to continue this growth.


Interested in this vacancy or other career opportunities with Ardena, please visit our career website or apply via the following link. Team Lead API (FT) - Ardena

Location Oss, The Netherlands
Teamlead API

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