Project Manager - T - Cell Therapy R & D

Project Manager - T - Cell Therapy R & D

Job Title: Project Manager - T - Cell Therapy R & D
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: Competitive DoE plus bonus and excellent benefits
Start Date: 2019-01-07
Reference: 16102 JH
Contact Name: James Hume
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 07, 2019 16:29

Job Description

James Hume is seeking a Project Manager to join a clinical stage T cell therapy company in a strategic role with responsibility for the management of R&D programmes through development to commercialisation.  They already have 3 therapies in the clinic they have others at the latter stages of R&D that they are seeking to take to the clinic as well as other concepts behind this.  The Project Manager is a strategic role where you will be coordinating all the different aspects to bring therapies through the commercialisation process to launch.

The Company:

A pioneering and ambitious Biopharmaceutical company who develop next-generation, programmed T-cell therapies to treat haematological cancers and solid tumours. The organisation has existed for 4 years and is very well funded, with a clear strategy and expansion plan for the next 3 years and beyond. Scientifically, the company has extremely exciting technologies, using a broad suite of proprietary and modular T-cell programming to engineer precisely targeted, controlled and highly active T cells. Commercially, they have a pipeline of product candidates in development (for the treatment of haematological malignancies and solid tumours) and is increasing its GMP production capacity. Based in a state-of-the-art facility in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, you will join a team that is doing something genuinely meaningful.

The Opportunity:

The role of Project Manager is to be responsible for a number of projects, taking them through the latter stages of R&D, to the clinic, through trials to commercial launch.  Meeting the compressed timelines they have by coordinating across different departments and activities where detailed planning is crucial to success in this critical role.

The focus of this role will be on planning activities with a focus on CMC activities for product development programmes taking these from the latter stages of R&D through to commercial launch. In addition to this you will also take on other projects linked to the construction of a new manufacturing facility or new technology introduction for example.  You will be working cross functionally within the Product Delivery team who are responsible for the development of CAR – T manufacturing processes, their manufacture for clinical trials and setting up commercial manufacture in the future.  With involvement in decision making and playing a key role in the identification of bottlenecks, conflicts and scenario planning and how to resolve these. 

This is a higher-level role where you will be visible with excellent long-term career progression opportunities.  As well as having a direct impact on the progression of life changing therapeutics through the commercialisation process to become available to patients with critical illnesses.

Desired Skills and Competencies:
For this role, you will need to have demonstrable experience of project management with CMC experience in a similar environment e.g. Cell Therapies, Gene Therapies, Vaccines, T Cells and Viral Vectors. With experience in any of the following sectors: biotech / biopharma / CMO / CRO / clinical trial / clinical supply chain sectors.  You will be educated to a level higher than degree or equivalent in a relevant scientific field.  With the ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams as well as external clients to plan, manage and deliver R&D projects.  

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary – Competitive
  • Bonus
  • 25 Days Holiday
  • Pension – 5% matched contributions
  • Life Assurance – 4 times base salary
  • Group Income Protection
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Dental Cover
  • Eyecare Vouchers.