Human Resources Manager


Neogene Therapeutics is a pre-clinical stage biotechnology company aiming to change the treatment paradigm for solid cancers. Our mission is to provide cancer patients with T cell therapies targeting mutated proteins called neo-antigens, which are present on cancer cells as a consequence of DNA mutations. Neogene is developing novel technologies to enable the engineering of ‘designer T cells’ with neo-antigen specificities that display an optimized ability to seek and destroy cancer cells.

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Human Resources Manager to build, manage and grow Neogene. This position will be located in Amsterdam, Netherlands and directly reporting to the Head of Human Resources in the U.S. This individual will have responsibility for talent management, onboarding, benefits, compliance, employee relations, learning and development, employee engagement, compensation, and performance management. This individual will implement “best practices” human resource systems, processes, policies, and practices to support culture and organizational development efforts.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Human resource partner to hiring managers for recruitment and staffing needs, including documentation, sourcing candidates, candidate interviewing/feedback, preparing offer letters/contracts, and on-boarding new employees.
  • Analyzes trends in compensation and benefits; researches and proposes competitive base and incentive pay programs to ensure the organization attracts and retains top talent.
  • Maintains databases in all human resources information systems.
  • Creates learning and development programs and initiatives that provide internal development opportunities for employees.
  • Handles employee disciplinary meetings, investigations, and exit interviews.
  • Develops, recommends, and implements company human-resource related policies and procedures.
  • Manages aspects of the annual performance review process including timelines, compensation matters, support to managers, ensuring completion of performance reviews.
  • Manages aspects of the benefits program, including annual review of program offerings, annual enrollment, benefits administration, communication and managing the leave of absence process.
  • Ensures strong HR connectivity between the U.S. and Netherlands with alignment of practices and programs.
  • Serves as interface to finance for all human resource interdependencies, including payroll.
  • Plans and executes employee events to enhance employee engagement and culture initiatives.
  • Seeks feedback from employees regarding the effectiveness of all human resources tools, practices, processes, and continuously improves the service to the organization.
  • Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  • Performs such other duties as may be assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required.
  • A minimum of five years of human resource management experience preferred.
  • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP highly desired.
  • General knowledge of /experience in the biotechnology field highly desired.
  • Employee champion and leading with a positive attitude.
  • Good facilitation skills: group training and organization effectiveness programs
  • Able to work independently, in cross functional teams, and plan/execute projects.
  • Extremely flexible and have the ability to manage multiple projects with a strong attention to detail.
  • Generate reports/information from HR systems and use the information to guide decisions.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
  • Willing to work flexible hours to meet U.S. and Netherlands company needs.
  • Hands-on mentality with the ability to manage changing priorities in a fast paced environment.
  • Superior verbal/written, presentation and technology skills.

We offer the opportunity to join a highly dynamic biotech start-up. You can expect a collaborative environment created by a team with deep scientific expertise and an industrial track-record in T cell therapies. We value pro-active team-players who pursue their goals with dedication, endurance and a daring mindset. If you share our commitment to make a difference to patients in need, we can provide a unique opportunity to be a major contributor to the success of a well-positioned, well-financed growth-stage biotechnology company

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