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Gene Therapy Project Design Manager

We are currently looking for a Project Design Manager - Gene Therapy to join a leading Biologics contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO).

As the Project Design Manager - Gene Therapy you will be and expert in viral vectors and gene therapy and will be responsible for working with customers, alongside commercial and technical teams, to design processes and develop technical proposals for contract manufacturing.

This role is home based across the UK.


Your duties as the Project Design Manager - Gene Therapy will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:


Scientifically and commercially asses customer requests for the contract development and contract manufacturing of biologics (mammalian and microbial).

Customers include biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical, research and biotech's.


As the Project Design Manager - Gene Therapy you will write, review and issue scientific proposals for customer projects, that are technically sound.


Liaise with technical and project management teams to design the biopharmaceutical manufacturing process for customer projects, within the viral vector and gene therapy space.


Attend telephone and face to face meetings with customers to provide specialist technical advice and support.


To be successful in your application to this exciting opportunity as the Project Design Manager - Gene Therapy we are looking to identify the following on your profile and past history:


An MSc or PhD in a Life Science subject such as Biotechnology, Biochemical Engineering, Microbiology, Regenerative Medicine or Biology.

Knowledge of viral vectors / gene therapy / ATMP's is also needed.


Proven experience with biopharmaceutical process development for gene therapies.

Scientific writing skills are also essential, Experience working with customers/clients/external manufacturers or working within a CMO advantageous.


Strong technical knowledge and hand on experience with the biologics manufacturing, process development, upstream / downstream processing, mammalian / microbial fermentation, and GMP environments

Key Words: biologics / bioprocess / biopharmaceutical manufacturing / CMO / CDMO / CRO / Contract Manufacturing / viral vector / cell therapies / cell therapy / gene therapy / gene therapies / ATMP / Bioreactor / proposal writer/ mammalian / microbial / process development / AAV / Adenovirus