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    Do you want to be involved in the development of medical innovations for patients? Do you seek to apply your communications skills in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment?

    Then you are in the right place! Lygature is currently looking for a Project Communications Manager who is a strategic and creative problem-solver that delivers results!

    About Lygature

    Lygature is an established not-for-profit organization that drives medical innovations to address unmet medical needs worldwide. Current challenges in health care require collaboration across disciplines and stakeholder groups, such as industry, academia, health foundations and patients. Lygature provides partnership management for public-private partnerships that develop innovations in the medical space. As an independent third-party Lygature is a proud contributor to the success of many different multilateral collaborations, including the European Lead Factory, Health Innovation Netherlands, Oncode Institute, Health-RI, Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium, Regulatory Science Network Netherlands and UNITE4TB.

    Project Communications Manager (32-40 hours per week)

    About this role

    As a mid-career professional, you will play an important role in a large array of communication tasks within several projects at Lygature. Stakeholder communication is of critical importance in all projects and initiatives facilitated by Lygature. Together with the Program Managers and the Director Communications & External Affairs, you will develop strategic communication plans and ensure execution of these plans. With your background in the life sciences & health, and expertise in communication, you can translate a communication strategy into clear actions to secure attention and create engagement. Furthermore, you deliver the required communication tools on time and within budget. You are also responsible for monitoring the communication goals.


    · Establish good working relations with all project partners involved

    · Increase stakeholder engagement within projects and for Lygature itself

    · Develop annual communication plans for large public-private partnerships

    · Create communication tools with tailored content, both online and off-line, together with our in-house communication specialists (design, digital and IT)

    · Continue to improve the quality of the communication support we provide

    · Contribute to the shared expertise of the Lygature communications team


    · You have a Master of Science in a biomedical or life science discipline and preferably a Master Science Communication additionally

    · You are a competitive candidate if you have between one and five years of relevant experience in science journalism, communication agency experience, strategy consulting, corporate communications or media relations

    · You are a communication professional: self-starter, sharp and versatile

    · You have experience with research & innovation in the life sciences: affinity with FAIR data management and open science

    · You have shown how to create stakeholder engagement through communication in the life sciences & health

    · You have proven project management skills

    · You are fluent in both Dutch and English

    Why should you apply?

    · We work with flagship projects in the field of medical innovations with global reach

    · Collaboration is in our DNA. It is fun to work with a diverse team where your ambition, creativity and involvement in global health are welcomed

    · The Jaarbeurs Innovation Mile (within walking distance of Utrecht Centraal Station) provides an open working space where many start-ups and scale-ups life science organizations are working closely together

    Lygature offers

    We offer you a challenging and rewarding job in a unique environment. Working at Lygature means that you are part of a diverse team of highly qualified professionals who work at the interface of science and society. You will support research consortia that work on exciting and groundbreaking research. Our communications team shares their knowledge and expertise on a regular basis, and we also make sure to enjoy some time outside of the office together. : At Lygature we focus on personal development. We make sure our colleagues have the right resources to work on improving and broadening their skill set. Our offices are within walking distance of Utrecht Central Station at the Jaarbeurs Innovation Mile. Lygature is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

    About your colleagues at Lygature

    We are a diverse team of 50 qualified professionals who manage large (inter)national research consortia and public-private initiatives. You can meet us at, where you can find out more about the portfolios that we work in and our projects. Our mission is: Pioneering medicine. Together.

    About the Communications team at Lygature
    The Communications team consists of 10 driven and dedicated communication professionals who work closely to produce the best results for our projects and corporate communications.

    How to apply

    For more information, please contact Alexander Duyndam (Director Communications & External Affairs) at +316-818 591 06. Please send your cover letter with motivation and resume to us.

    What’s next?

    We are currently inviting candidates for a first interview round, focused on your personality and the mission of Lygature. In a second round of interviews, we assess specific professional skills and give a written assignment which completes our evaluation. The final candidate is offered our proposal hopefully at the start of 2022.

    Pioneering Medicine.


    Date: 17 November 2021

    Parttime uren: 32-40 per week

    Deadline sollicitaties: 18-12-2021

    Soort dienstverband: Fulltime, Parttime, Bepaalde tijd, Onbepaalde tijd

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