Head of R&D - Viral Vector CDMO - USA

Posted 14 August 2022
Job type Full Time
DisciplineLarge MoleculeCell & Gene Therapy
Contact NameOllie Masson

Job description

​Mantell Associates are partnered with an industry leading CDMO who are expanding their Viral Vector capabilities at one of their state-of-the-art facilities in Massachusetts. This organisation are in a period of significant transformation, with extensive capital being committed to their Gene Therapy service offerings to create best-in-class CDMO capabilities for their partners in Biotech & Pharma. As part of this investment, they require an experienced, hands on leader to come in to the organisation where they will design and execute new technologies and processes for Viral Vectors.

Are you a deeply scientific, experienced leader within the Viral Vector space looking to build on your career thus far by taking on an exciting challenge with huge opportunity for progression and development?

Head of R&D, Viral Vectors - Responsibilities

  • Act as the SME for Viral Vector early stage development before scale-up and transfer through to GMP

  • Design and build a center of excellence for Viral Vector R&D services

  • Build a team of scientists and additional staff to support the growth of the function

  • Form a critical part of the leadership team within the business

  • Provide strategic direction for the Viral Vector business unit moving forward

Head of R&D, Viral Vectors - Requirements

  • Minimum of Msc. level qualification, PhD preferred

  • Minimum of 8 years industry experience within Life Sciences

  • 5+ years Viral Vector experience

  • CDMO experience preferred, but not required

  • Proven leadership experience within R&D

Mantell Associates is a specialist Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences headhunting firm. If you are looking for the opportunity to work at a fast paced, growing organisation under a phenomenal coach who will be able to take your game to the next level, please reach out to Ollie Masson at oliver.masson@mantellassociates.com or by calling+44 (0) 203 854 7700.