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Our employees are the company.  They form the core of creativity, expertise, knowledge, experience, and the reason to work at Crystallics.

We are recruiting!  We are looking to fill the following two positions:


You will be based in Amsterdam or Ghent and travel frequently.  The company has two Business Development Directors and they will sell the services of both Crystallics and Pharmavize.  US and Europe will be split between the two Directors with one taking US West Coast and the other US East Coast.  As Business Development Director your responsibilities include:

  • Deliver territory revenue achievement versus target;
  • Maintain good relationships with current customers at various levels of hierarchy and across different teams including the technical team and procurement;
  • Perform desk research;
  • Identify and analyze new customers and approach these with a strong sales pitch supported by technical scientific staff;
  • Build long-term relationships and leverage these to form strategic partnerships leading to regular on-going business;
  • Identify customer needs and communicate these effectively to further develop and improve Pharmavize and Crystallics’ services positioning;
  • Creation and implementation of sales and marketing campaigns including web-site strategy, newsletter and conference plan;
  • Execute administrative responsibilities: monthly reports, expenses, forecasting, and other operational requirements.

The Business Development Directors report to the CEO of Crystallics who has commercial responsibility of both companies.

The Business Development Director role requires a candidate who is a self starter with excellent communication skills and commercial awareness. Furthermore, the following requirements are of importance:

  • A completed Master or Bachelor degree in chemistry or closely related field;
  • +5 years of experience of business development in the pharmaceutical industry, preferably with some experience with a contract research organisation;
  • Strong affinity with sales;
  • Excellent knowledge of English both spoken and in writing;
  • Willingness to travel 50%;
  • Availability of 100%.


The Scientists at Crystallics are at the heart of the operation. As a Scientist you are responsible for solid-state projects from start to finish. You will be writing a research proposal addressing the needs of our customers. Once a project is landed you will be the lead responsible person to execute the project. This includes implementing experiments in the laboratory, collecting and interpreting data, decide on follow-up experiments and, finally, write a report for the customer. During the project execution you will provide the customer with regular updates on the progress and results of the study. You will keep track of the agreed timelines and make sure that your projects are executed within the agreed budget. Project progression is discussed internally at regular intervals and you are supported by other scientists including the Program Director (PD), Technical Director (TD) and Chief Scientific Officer (CSO). These are your peers and sparing partners for the science in your projects. A Scientist reports directly to the CSO and is on a daily basis is mentored by the PD.

You will need at least a MSc degree in Organic and Analytical Chemistry and experience with solid state chemistry either at a pharmaceutical company or at a contract research organisation.

You will need high quality standards and have a research minded attitude. You will be working in the laboratory carry out the necessary experiments, as well as, in the office capturing the findings and conclusion in the customer report. You must be flexible, communicative and have a true customer focus.

If you are interested to join a highly motivated entrepreneurial team, please send your CV to:

Mr. Gunnar Staaf
Chief Executive Officer
Crystallics B.V.
Meibergdreef 31
1105 AZ Amsterdam
The Netherlands