Product Manager Microbial Genomics

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The more we uncover about the microbial world, the more we realise there’s much more to discover. We are on the verge of truly understanding the role of microbes in health, disease, nutrition, and the environment. BaseClear is actively cooperating with other experts in the field looking for ways to characterise, if not alter, the microbiome for a wide range of applications. As a part of our mission in accelerating the understanding and use of microorganisms for a more sustainable, safer and healthier future, BaseClear is a leading partner in microbial genomics research.

Over the last three decades we have built considerable experience and expertise in microbial genomics. BaseClear offers a complete range of microbial genomics services including: metagenomics, microbiome analysis and microbial strain characterisation for regulatory approval. We are the preferred partner for many leading brands in various industries such as food, food ingredients, pharma, cosmetics, and animal health in in Europe and beyond. We currently have approximately 65 employees and are proudly located in the heart of the Leiden Bio Science Park, the leading biomedical hotspot in Europe.

For our product development department we are looking for candidates for the position of:

Product Manager Microbial Genomics

(1,0 FTE)


The product manager microbial genomics will be responsible for managing and improving our core microbial genomics portfolio. Through product developments and technological innovation you will ensure BaseClear’s core capabilities are at a state-of-the-art level. You work closely together with the other product managers and the other colleagues of the product development team.

Main tasks:

  • Responsible for the quality and improvement of our microbial genomics service portfolio.
  • Responsible for the development of new products and services from initial design to the final launch.
  • Follow and keep informed of developments and technological innovations in the field and actively respond and contribute to these.
  • Communication with external and internal customers before, during and after projects.
  • Product outreach by presentations at conferences and expert meetings, publications, etc. to ensure that BaseClear is recognized as the expert in microbial genomics.
  • Keep product documentation of our microbial genomics up to date and proactively disseminate genomics knowledge within the organization.
  • Provide support with budgeting and actively contribute to cost control.

The product manager is supervised by the head of product development and works closely with the marketing & sales and operations departments within BaseClear to achieve the above goals.


  • We are looking for a result-oriented, enthusiastic and ambitious candidate with an international reputation in microbial genomics research. Experience in microbiology is essential.
  • Commercial thinking, you are a candidate who thinks in solutions instead of questions.
  • Good communication skills in the English language is required; in the Dutch language is considered an advantage.
  • PhD in a microbiology / genomics related subject.
  • Enthusiastic, flexible and driven candidate with a “can-do” mentality who has the ability to work accurately and result-oriented under pressure of deadlines.

Our offer

We offer a challenging full-time (40-hour) position in a growing high-tech company, where you would work in a team and with a high degree of independence. The appointment is for a definitive period (12 months), with the possibility to extend into an indefinite period if the results are desirable. Salary is based on age and experience with a comprehensive benefits package.

More information about the above position can be obtained from Walter Pirovano, Director Product Development, via telephone number +31 71 523 3917.


Please send your motivation and curriculum vitae, quoting vacancy number 2021-PM02, to

Closing date: Open until filled.

Acquisition for this vacancy is not appreciated.

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