R&D Team Lead – CNS Assays

 BioneerA/S is a Danish specialty-CRO, operating globally. We excel in delivering customized and innovative research service solutions to the Life Science industry and serve as an extended R&D team to our customers. 

Are you passionate about the CNS field and especially about CNS assay development? Would you like to be part of a dedicated team developing new cell-based, CNS in vitro models for our customers?

Bioneeris seeking an experienced Senior/Principal Scientist with project management skills within the CNS area to lead our CNS assay development activities.  

The position is within the Department for Cellular Engineering & Disease Modelling at Bioneer. The Department is responsible for disease modelling in the CNS, cancer and immunology fields, including assay development, and benefits from long term R&D relationships with companies worldwide. 

The development of CNS disease models is a fast-growing area in Bioneer. You will be joining a team of dedicated and skilled scientists that master advanced stem cell technologies and gene editing capabilities, to help and build customized CNS models.  

We offer a challenging position in a growing company with strong cross-functional teamwork, room for individual performance and development as well a passion for scientific excellence. We give individuals and teams the autonomy to drive the development of innovative technologies and solutions.


Reporting to the Department Head, you will take on leadership for the CNS assay team and ensure that project goals and timelines are met. You will be instrumental in further building our CNS team and setting the strategic direction for development of new CNS models & assays at Bioneerwhile also playing an active role in execution of customer projects and internal R&D projects:

  • Develop, implement, and optimize CNS model & assay capabilities at Bioneer
  • Develop and lead the CNS assay team
  • Be responsible for customer projects in accordance with timelines and expected quality standards
  • Prepare and review reports and presentations to customers together with the Bioneersales team
  • Make decisions for future strategic CNS activities at Bioneer
  • Effectively communicate results, progress and plans to Bioneermanagement and team members

 You will work in a fast-paced, collaborative, customer-focused environment and will interact closely with the Bioneersales team to deliver high quality CNS modelling solutions customized to our customers’ needs. 


Our preferred candidate is a Ph.D. level neuroscience scientist with 10+ years of experience from working in industry in the field of CNS and preferable with experience in assay development.  

  • Ph.D. or equivalent education in neuroscience with of experience from CNS drug research and development
  • Proven track record in team and people management, obtained in a pharmaceutical or biotechnology environment
  • Experience with induced pluripotent stem cells and neural differentiation is amust
  • Hands-on experience with neuronal cell culture and CNS specific assay development
  • Experience with assay requirements and specifications needed in CNS drug development
  • Solid understanding of the drug development process in general
  • Experience in automation technologies required for setting up high-though put screening is a plus. 
  • Attention to detail and good oral and written communication skills required

You possess good interpersonal and communication skills as you will have interactions with customers and collaborators, both in Denmark and internationally. You have the skills and capability to drive and manage projects with input from colleagues. 

You work in a well-structured manner and deliver expected results according to milestones and deadlines.

We offer an exciting and challenging work environment with highly skilled colleagues, where your personal development and well-being in the workplace are key priorities. 

We have a strong company culture, where we deeply respect one another, value work/life balance for all our employees, as well as diversity and inclusion. 

About Bioneer

BioneerA/S is a trusted strategic R&D partner to biotech and pharmaceutical companies operating globally. We are a specialty-CRO, creating customized and innovative research service solutions through our unique know-how and advanced technologies. As an extended R&D team for our clients, we help develop and produce early drug candidates and generate key pre-clinical insights into their mechanisms, efficacy, and safety. With dedicated and highly skilled employees, state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, and a history of nearly 40 years of operation, we deliver innovative solutions to the Life Science industry, as a Danish government-approved Research and Technology Organization. www.bioneer.dk 

Your place of work will be at Bioneer’sHeadquarters in Hørsholm, Denmark. 


For further information, please contact:

Head of Department, Bjørn Holst, Tel: +45 28 83 42 20. Email: bho@bioneer.dk 

CSO, Christian Clausen, Tel: +45 24 81 75 46. Email: ccl@bioneer.dk 

Send your application to: bioneer@bioneer.dk

Please mark your application “Team Lead –CNS Assays“.

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