Together with a team of skilled scientists and drug development professionals, VICO’s focus is on development of RNA modulating therapies for rare neurological disorders, with initial focus on SCA – Spinocerebellar ataxiaHD – Huntington’s disease and RETT syndrome.

The team has a long standing expertise in antisense oligonucleotide technology and a majority of our employees have worked most of their professional careers on RNA-modulating therapeutics for rare diseases. Our passion never dies in the mission to bring a therapy to the patients.

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Business Development Director

Leiden, The Netherlands – Full time


VICO is seeking a Business Development Director who wants to contribute to developing new therapeutic solutions for rare, neurodegenerative diseases caused by genetic alterations.

What is this role about?

You will

  • Lead the search and evaluate efforts for collaboration/partnering opportunities to enhance and /or leverage internal oligonucleotide platforms;
  • Lead new opportunity evaluation, including scientific evaluation and financial modelling, term sheet and deal negotiations;
  • Lead competitive intelligence efforts identifying emerging trends and opportunities for VICO;
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of VICO’s technology platform to identify new business opportunities;
  • Build, maintain and manage relationships between VICO and existing/future partners by establishing a high level of trust within both organizations;
  • Act as point of contact to both VICO and existing/future partners for all business/legal related matters.

What about you?

  • You have a Master and/or PhD (and/or higher) degree in life sciences or a related scientific field;
  • +10 years working experience in the area of business development, alliance management and/or technology office;
  • You have special interest and experience in rare diseases and/or diseases of the central nervous system;
  • You love networking, and use your negotiation skills and communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • You have a proven track record in search, evaluation, negotiation and execution of deals;
  • You feel comfortable in a multifunctional, multicultural and geographically diverse team
  • You have excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills;
  • Fluent in Dutch and English (both oral and written) – other languages are a plus;
  • Although we are mostly working remote now due to Covid, we need you to be able to work at the office in Leiden, the Netherlands, on regular terms and on demand, if required;
  • You are a team player, but also a self-starter.

Interested or triggered?

If you think you have the right skills and experience, and a wish to join a highly motivated team with a passion for science, we invite you to apply at:

For now, we are not interested to receive calls from agencies.


If you are interested in joining our mission to continuously discover, develop and deliver therapies then please send your full resume and application to or submit it via the contact form.

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