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Project Manager - Cell & Gene Therapy

Project Manager - Cell & Gene Therapy

Job Title: Project Manager - Cell & Gene Therapy
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Stevenage
Salary: Up to £50,000 D.o.E plus bonus & excellent benefits
Start Date: 2019-04-24
Reference: 16224 JH
Contact Name: James Hume
Contact Email: james.hume@nextphaserecruitment.com
Job Published: April 24, 2019 15:33

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity to join the fast-growing Alliance Management team who are responsible for managing R&D programmes for the manufacture of cutting edge cell & gene therapies for use in clinical trials.  The company are a centre of excellence that is leading the way in the development of cell & gene therapies by providing the multi - disciplinary expertise needed to bring these to the market by taking them across the translational gap, through clinical trials to launch.  This role is to based at their Stevenage site which is a multi – occupancy manufacturing facility where therapies are produced for use in clinical trials.

They are at the forefront of creating a viable and sustainable cell and gene therapy industry in the UK by bridging the gap between science and commercialisation.  Their headquarters are in central London where they have built a sector leading multidisciplinary team that has the ability to take a therapy from concept through the development cycle to the market.  They offer cutting edge technology and innovation to support companies take their products through clinical trials to the market.  Enabling those that they collaborate with to overcome the issues faced during commercialisation and bring leading edge therapies to the market. 

They have recently opened a multi occupancy manufacturing centre in Stevenage that has been specially built for the manufacture of therapies for use in clinical trials.  It currently comprises of 6 clean room suites each occupied by a collaborator who run their individual manufacturing programmes.  Due to the demand for their services and the success of the centre this has received funding to double in size, a project that is now underway.

The Role
The purpose of this role is to support their relationship with collaborators who are running development and manufacturing programmes at their Stevenage site.  Project managing the entire lifecycle of the programmes taking these from the onboarding phase through till completion to ensure the relationship is mutually beneficial. 

The Project Manager will work with the operations team and the collaborator’s manufacturing team, overseeing day to day operations, to sure projects continue to run smoothly to achieve set milestones.  You will be the interface between the centre and collaborator to facilitate changes as projects evolve and others that are in the pipeline are well planned for.  This role is central to the smooth running of programmes meaning yu will be the first point of contact for any information or issues.  Liaising with each department involved in the centre e.g. scheduler, engineering, warehouse, QA and QC for example.  The centre is already doubling in size due to demand for their services meaning you will be involved in additional projects relating to this and its delivery as they develop.

Requirements
For this opportunity, you will need demonstrable experience of working in a GMP environment in a relevant sector e.g. (biologics, vaccines, cell therapies, gene therapies or therapeutic proteins) with project management experience.  With experience of working in manufacturing operations previously, either in house or within a CRO / CMO with experience of managing external relationships.