R & D Project Manager - Biotech

R & D Project Manager - Biotech

Job Title: R & D Project Manager - Biotech
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Oxford
Salary: Up to £40,000 DoE plus excellent benefits
Start Date: 2018-05-04
Reference: 15860 JH
Contact Name: James Hume
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 20, 2018 16:38

Job Description

James Hume is recruiting for a Project Manager to join a pioneering synthetic biology company who are utilising this approach to streamline the discovery, development and production of biologics, cell & gene therapies.  They have a unique platform technology that enables them to engineer DNA using automated systems and is a core theme across all the services they offer.  They are now expanding because of the impact their technology is having plus the drive to bring other platforms to the market.  Thus they need to recruit a Project Manager to oversee R&D Programmes working with external and internal stakeholders to ensure their smooth progress and delivery.

Job Summary:
The purpose of the Project Manager role is to manage customer specific R&D programmes to ensure these progress through milestones to delivery.  Operating as the primary point of contact between the company and client during the lifecycle of the project.  Due to the positioning of the role you will be involved in the scoping of costs, recommendation of sales prices, setting out of resources and the milestones.  Then driving projects forward using your leadership, technical, team building and project management abilities to meet deadlines.  Using your leadership, influencing, technical and project management skills to do so.

This is a dynamic and influential role that is a key part of their strategy going forward.  Added to the responsibilities is that you will be exposed to a range of areas that will enable you to gain valuable experience to progress your career further in this fast growing company.

The Company
The company are at the cutting edge of the use of Synthetic Biology to streamline the discovery, development and production of biologics, cell & gene therapies.  Their approach combines cutting edge use of bioinformatics taking advantage of algorithms and other tools that drive forward the rational designs of complex biological systems at the DNA level.  These are then assembled on their automated platform technology which enables them to develop systems for the discovery, engineering, and production of antibodies, viral vectors, packaging & production cell lines for lentivirus and AAV manufacture, CRISPR libraries and CRISPR engineering.

They are going through a continued period of expansion due to the demand of their services from industry as well as after entering some major longstanding partnerships.  In addition to this they have other technologies under development after securing funding that will further enhance the portfolio of services they can offer.   They have an excellent culture where staff are all working closely together with the opportunity of rapid promotion as part of their culture and provide the chance to learn new skills.  In addition to the career path they are conscious of the work team members put in and because of this arrange regular events outside of work, away days and other events internally.

Desired Skills and Experience:
You will need at least a BSc in a biological science or business related degree that is combined with project management experience in the Pharma, Contract Service, or Biotech sectors.  You will need experience of working to quality related systems such as GMP / GLP / GCP or similar e.g. ISO.  Along with practical knowledge of project management and process improvement techniques, with the ability to drive forward projects to delivery.

In addition to a competitive salary, the company offers an excellent benefits package including:

  • 25 days Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Pension with matched employer contribution to 7%
  • Health Insurance
  • Group Life Cover
  • Child Care Voucher Scheme
  • Glasses Vouchers
  • Modern, welcoming working environment