Project Manager - Biotech R&D

Project Manager - Biotech R&D

Job Title: Project Manager - Biotech R&D
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits: bonus, share option scheme, pension, life insurance, 25 days holiday
Start Date: 2020-09-20
Reference: V-46385
Contact Name: James Hume
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 21, 2020 17:03

Job Description

A unique Biotech based on South West London are seeking a Project Manager  to take the lead for their varied R&D and early stage clinical projects to ensure these reach commercialisation.  This role will have a significant impact on the advancement of their cutting edge COVID, cancer and flu programmes.  Which utilise their cutting-edge DNA and DNA vector technologies.


What marks this opportunity as different is the opportunity to join a rapidly developing company in a newly created position to set up systems correctly the first time.  To then lead these cutting edge programmes yourself and build out this function over time.  With direct influence on portfolio management and strategy development for the company.


Role Purpose:


The purpose of the Project Manager is to lead several programmes at differing stages to take these across the transalational gap and into the clinic.  This is a newly created position that reflects the advancement of the company as they develop their technology and apply this to the development of a cancer therapy, COVID, flu and animal vaccines.


Core responsibilities includes:


  • Manage a variety of programmes taking these from inception to completion
  • Involvement at the very beginning to support the design, planning and execution or projects
  • Contribute to strategy with particular focus on portfolio management to identify resource constraints, relative priorities, due diligence, and strategy review.
  • To develop and run project management systems, working cross departmentally including R&D, regulatory, production and quality for example
  • Taking the responsibility of ensuring programmes are on time and on budget
  • Work with functional heads and VP in negotiation of contracts with 3rd parties
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with 3rds parties and collaborators.

Please note: The working pattern for this role is currently home based to then be a mix of remote and home working.


Desired Skills and Competencies:


For this opportunity, you will need to have:


  • Prior experience of managing Research & Development or Early Stage Clinical or Translational projects in the Biotech, Biologics, Immunotherapy Cell Therapy or Gene Therapy sector
  • Experience of working with regulatory agencies such as MHRA, FDA, EMA
  • Used project management tools and software previously
  • Life Science degree or higher qualification in a relevant area

The Company:


As a company they are developing DNA based therapies using their novel doggy bone DNA vector as well as applying their expertise to drive forward the methods for DNA manufacture using advanced in vitro methods using enzymatic processes.  Which addresses the limitations of plasmid DNA and DNA Vector technologies. They have developed a revolutionary platform technology for the in vitro DNA amplification method for the production of synthetic DNA that can be used in therapeutics, viral vectors, diagnostic, and synthetic biology applications. 


They have 2 core areas:


Their Contract Manufacturing group that was established to meet the increased demand for their novel GMP grade DNA products and vectors.


Their Innovations Group focuses on research that exploits their cutting edge DNA technology and develop their manufacturing capabilities to develop products for unmet needs.  With a current focus on the development of Phase I and II clinical development programmes for therapeutic and prophylactic vaccines.


They are based in state-of-the-art laboratories in Hampton and are a dynamic company who are leaders in the field with great potential going forward that is now being realised as they enter a phase of growth.