Director of Manufacturing (Molecular Biology)

Industry Sector Biotechnology, Other
Location UK, East Anglia
Salary Generous base + bonus + share options


Director of Manufacturing

Location: Cambridge

Contract: Full-time and permanent (Monday to Friday)

Sector: Biotechnology

Salary: Generous base salary, with benefits, bonus and share options.

Reporting to: CEO


Our client is an innovative biotechnology company based outside of the centre of Cambridge. They run their own gene therapy portfolio and have built a GMP platform to synthesise gene constructs which provides exciting possibilities for ensuring cheaper, faster and more accurate DNA / gene constructs than traditional plasmid-based methods. In a key phase of their development, our client is looking for an experienced Director of Manufacturing to oversee their planned expansion of this side of this business. This represents a great opportunity for an individual to make a large impact on meaningful life-sciences projects.


The Opportunity

This is a senior opportunity for a highly experienced individual who has a proven record of driving biological manufacturing portfolios and overseeing technology transfer programmes. As a Director of Manufacturing, you will be responsible for:


  • Continuing the expansion and development of manufacturing processes and frameworks across this section of the business.
  • Leading and overseeing technology transfer from the research and development and manufacturing science and technology (MSAT) teams.
  • Overseeing process validation activities within the manufacturing team.
  • Providing leadership to the manufacturing and quality assurance teams.
  • Growing and motivating the manufacturing team to support overall business goals.
  • Oversee manufacturing facility maintenance and ensure GMP compliance.
  • Collaborating with the QA Team to push towards gaining GMP accreditation for the site and products.
  • Liaising with external partners and customers for complex projects relating to synthetic DNA and IND submissions.









Skills and Experience Needed

The ideal candidate will have the following:


  • BSc / MSc / PhD in Biology (or equivalent biological degree) (essential)
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience working within a biological manufacturing setting (CMC / protein production / cell biology / biological therapeutics manufacturing) with GMP or GCP accreditation (essential)
  • Excellent leadership skills and experience (essential)
  • Proven expertise in leading manufacturing process development activities including scale-up, regulatory submissions, analytical characterisation (essential)
  • Proven experience in managing large and complex projects within the biological sector. (essential)
  • Extensive knowledge of GMP / GCP / GLP / CMC guidelines (desired)
  • Strong business acumen (essential)
  • Excellent communication skills (essential)
  • Have great attention to detail (essential)
  • Have great organisational and planning skills (essential)











The Package

As an up-and-coming Cambridge Biotech, our client is able to offer a competitive salary, progression options and benefits package including private pension and private health insurance.


To Apply

If you would like to apply to this opportunity, please send a copy of your CV to Charlie Cox at – alternatively, please call Charlie on 07903 204577.

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