Innovation Manager - Cell and Gene Therapies

Innovation Manager - Cell and Gene Therapies

Job Title: Innovation Manager - Cell and Gene Therapies
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: Up to £65,000 doe + bonus, excellent benefits
Start Date: 2018-02-02
Reference: 15758 JH
Contact Name: James Hume
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 07, 2018 18:31

Job Description

James Hume is recruiting for someone with experience of managing the development of new innovative technologies and their commercialisation to join this cutting-edge biotech as an Innovation Manager.  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.  Their head offices are in Central London where this role will be based, and its purpose is to identify early research phase clinical products that will benefit from the support the company provides to become investable propositions and brought to the market.

The Company:
The company are a centre of excellence that is 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 to clinical trials by providing process development, manufacturing, regulatory, health economics, and market access expertise.  To enable those that they collaborate with to overcome the issues faced during commercialisation and bring leading edge therapies to the market.  This is proving very successful based on the successes in taking multiple therapies to the latter stages of clinical trials and the increasing demand for their services.

The Opportunity:
The purpose of the Innovation Manager is to identify early stage clinical research products where the innovator may need technical advice or assistance and a collaborative project will accelerate the creation of an investable technology.  The development of investable technology will be achieved by creating a portfolio or proof of concept collaborations between to companies and SME’s or university groups.  The purpose of these projects will be to develop pathways for the commercialisation of these cell & gene therapies.  Showing how to overcome many of the challenges faced when commercialisng therapies.  To then pass this information onto relevant parties covering GMP manufacture, regulatory, IP and reimbursement for the benefit of future collaborators. 

Additionally, you will be working closely with UKRMP (and others such as UKRI, AMRC and Tech Transfer Offices) hubs to help build research agendas focused on the emerging needs of the industry and how to meet these.  This includes addressing gaps identified in the UK market by developing international collaborative efforts.    

Desired Skills and Competencies:
For this role you will be ideally educated to PhD level in a relevant life science combined with experience of R&D in life sciences or biologics or cell or gene therapy sectors.  Which has given you experience of relationship management and knowledge of UK and European grants.  You will need to have worked in environments developing new technologies and be able to demonstrate an understanding of this process and how to bring therapies to the market.