Biosciences Space Business Development – ICE Cubes Service (M/F)

  • Posted 2 months ago
  • The candidate shall be eligible to work in the European Union or in possession of a European Blue Card for two or more years.

Company Details

Space Applications Services is a company at the forefront of space technology development and the provision of services for human spaceflight, exploration and earth observation missions.

About Us

Headquartered in Belgium (Brussels Area), with a research office in the Netherlands and a subsidiary in the USA, the company provides solutions for both commercial and institutional customers. We work with clients such as the European Space Agency, the European Commission, governmental and national space agencies as well as the major space industries.

The company develops payloads, avionics, robotics technology and products, and provides complete mission operations control centre solutions to EN9100 standards. The company also provides engineering, science and training services, including astronaut training. From our headquarters, we are in daily contact with the International Space Station (ISS) ensuring our Customers’ research is successful.

Microgravity revolutionizes the biosciences R&D with strong value features by impacting all levels of biological organisation in novel and useful ways. In the space environment, where cells, tissues, organs and organisms tend to behave differently, some health and medical challenges are better addressed.  The microgravity environment is ideal for research and manufacturing in the Biotech & Pharma sectors.


We are looking for a Biosciences Business Developer to join the International Commercial Experiment (ICE) Cubes Service (, whose activities will cover the establishment of new market development on Biosciences R&D in space.

The position is in the Strategic Business Unit Department, International Commercial Experiment Cubes Service (ICE Cubes) Strategic Business Unit (comprised of 8 persons).
The candidate will mainly report to the Head of ICE Cubes Business Development.

Location: Noordwijk, the Netherlands
Start Date: at the earliest

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Supporting the definition and implementation of the biosciences R&D strategy for the ICE Cubes service
  • Preparing value proposition material for biosciences R&D sectors
  • Following up leads and converting leads into opportunities for biosciences
  • Developing sales pipelines through research, outreach, and monitoring of relevant market development activities
  • Identifying corporate/research partnerships/consortia with companies, research institutes and other entities
  • Liaising with biosciences customers and platforms organisations
  • Gathering biosciences customer requirements and work with engineering team for related technical setups
  • Coordinating for and participating in promotional events and conferences.

Skills and Experience

  • A Master Degree  or PhD in a relevant scientific domain
  • At ease with/interested in Space, Space biology, Innovation, Business Development aspects
  • Preferably years of experience in biosciences/biotech/pharma applied R&D and/or business development
  • Established professional network with biosciences R&D sector
  • A proactive and flexible attitude, with an innovative mindset and “Think out-of-the-box” open-mindedness
  • Ability to:
    • Understand, describe and discuss how microgravity affects biosciences processes
    • Effectively translate related value proposition for biosciences into a compelling case
    • Interact with customers to understand their needs and propose innovative approaches
    • Work independently in structured and unstructured situations
    • (net)work in/with international teams
  • A keen eye for detail and big-picture vision
  • Strength to cope with schedules and deadlines
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English.

Considered as Asset

  • Experience in innovation, business consultancy
  • Experience with setup of partnerships, consortia (e.g. with Horizon Research and Development programmes).

What Do We Offer

  • Working within a growing company with Staff located in Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands
  • A professional working environment with motivated Engineers and Scientists coming from all different horizons and countries with a common passion for space
  • A full-time position with an indefinite contract of employment
  • A competitive remuneration package and good working conditions (see our website for details)
  • An individualised training and development programme.

How To Apply

Send your CV and Motivation Letter (both in English) to the attention of Ms. Hilde Stenuit.

The candidate shall be eligible to work in the European Union or in possession of a European Blue Card for two or more years.

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