Team Leader - Gene Therapy Manufacture

Posted 25 January 2023
Job type Permanent
Contact NameGreg Hammond

Job description

This Team Lead opportunity focuses on fill / finish operations and offers the chance to join a leading multinational gene therapy company at their London site.  They are now at the clinical stage for the treatment of serious diseases using their viral gene therapy vector technology.  They have built dedicated manufacturing facilities in the UK which has enabled them to provide a solution to one of the biggest challenges facing the sector.  At this site they have the capability across the full manufacturing process including cell expansion, bulk virus production, purification, fill finish and quality control.
This role will offer you
  • The chance to operate in a cutting edge environment for a market leading company
  • Lead an established team with the view to grow this in line with the changing needs of the business.
  • Gain exposure through working in close collaboration with other teams.
You will be responsible for
  • Lead the fill finish operations.
  • Responsible for a team of 6 including the scheduling of operations, and their career development.
  • Oversee the compliance for the team and adherence to GMP and SOP’s
  • Work collaboratively to ensure the successful transition of new methods and processes into manufacture.
  • Take a proactive role in the definition and delivery of new processes to the fill / finish facility.
  • Lead the technical troubleshooting of issues as they arise to identify the root cause and corrective actions.
  • Work with Quality and other teams on continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Identify gaps for improvement and initiate programmes to resolve these.
You will bring the following
  • Hold a degree in a relevant life science.
  • Experience of Fill Finish operations in the Biotech / Biologics / Cell Therapy or Gene Therapy sectors
  • Prior experience of leading or supervising a small team
  • Experience of working in sterile GMP operations.
  • Knowledge of quality and regulatory requirements.