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Head of Cell Therapy - Process Development

Hyper Recruitment Solutions
South West England
Closing date
1 Aug 2022

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We are currently looking for a Head of Cell Therapy to join a leading Biotherapeutics company currently focused on the Process Development of Gene Therapy products. As the Head of Cell Therapy you will be responsible for setting up their Cell Therapy Process Development department in a brand new state-of -the-art facility.

You will be the Subject Matter Expert and Scientific Leader for all Cell Therapy Process development and will have the opportunity to work on a range of Cell Types and Therapy areas. You will provide scientific and strategic leadership to a growing team in a fast-growing organisation.

This is a once in a life time opportunity for an experienced Cell Therapy Scientist to join along standing organisation to establish their Cell Therapy capabilities.


Your duties as the Head of Cell Therapy will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. In the first instance, you will set-up and establish all Cell Therapy Process Development capabilities and there after lead the development of robust cell therapy processes that are low-risk and GMP compliant for a range of Cell types and therapy areas.

2. Own the Cell therapy Process Development projects, providing technical direction and manage a growing team of Cell Therapy scientists.

3. Support Tech Transfer to and from client facilities including protocol and documentation development.

4. Hire in a successful team of Process Development scientist who you will line manage and develop accordingly.


To be successful in your application to this exciting opportunity as the Head of Cell Therapy we are looking to identify the following on your profile and past history:

1. Relevant PhD / MSc in Biotechnology or related field in addition to experience of Cell Therapy Process Development in Industry.

2. Proven industry experience with a range of both Autologous and Allogeneic Cell Therapies including working with different Primary cell types including but not limited to T Cell, TCR, TIL, NK, MSC and iPSCs.

3. A working knowledge and practical experience with Cell Isolation, Gene modification, Bioreactor cultivation is required where development of Biological assays, Flow Cytometry and Molecular Biology techniques are highly desirable.

Key Words: Cell Therapy | Cell Therapies | ATMP | Cell & Gene Therapy | Process Development | Development of Processes | PD | GMP | Development | Leadership | Head of | Management | Client Facing |

Hyper Recruitment Solutions Ltd (HRS) is an Equal Opportunities employer who are certified by Investors in People for talent development. We therefore welcome applications for any interested parties who fulfil the role requirements for this position. HRS is a company exclusively supporting the science and technology sectors, and is made up of a collaboration of recruitment professionals and scientists. We look forward to helping you with your next career moves.


Hyper Recruitment Solutions is a specialist and highly compliant recruitment consultancy dedicated to the Science and Technology sectors.

Hyper Recruitment Solutions (HRS), founded and run by Ricky Martin and in partnership with Lord Alan Sugar, has a wealth of recruitment expertise as well as compliance and commercial awareness. We offer a range of permanent, temporary and contract staff.

Our vision is to provide recruitment solutions which will assist in the improvement and quality of life for all. To do so, HRS will focus on the support of sectors whose primary focus is in making the world a better place. This could be working for a Pharmaceutical company who is developing new and existing therapeutics or an FMCG business who is making the latest consumer products in a sustainable and efficient way. We want to provide a service to those areas of actual need which will have an impact on us all.

We provide services across a broad range of industries including the following specialist sectors:

• Biotechnology
• Pharmaceutical
• Medical Device
• Clinical Research
• Food / FMCG
• Engineering
• Science

With all jobseekers we are looking to form close relationships where we can offer you the most accurate and useful advice. We intend to not only find and present the most ideal career options to you, but we want to provide advice on the entire recruitment process. We are a business who listens and advises and as shown on our website we have a clear ‘candidate commitment’ to ensure your search is in the most professional and capable hands. Some of the key areas we focus on include:

• Quality Assurance (including Qualified Persons)
• Clinical Research (all phases and therapeutic fields)
• Bioinformatics
• Research & Development
• Consumer Insight and Sensory
• Lean and Continuous Improvement
• Engineering (all disciplines)
• Manufacturing, Scale up and Technology Transfer
• Packaging and Sustainability 
• Medical Affairs
• Sales and Business Development
• Information Systems & Technology
• Executive Appointments

HRS has been awarded membership to the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) and APSCo (Association of Professional Staffing Companies). This is to assure all clients and candidates that our processes and practices comply with all relevant government and recruitment industry regulations.

Lord Sugar, Ricky Martin and everyone at HRS look forward to working with you. Please do not hesitate to visit our website or contact us via
Telephone: 02032 255 120

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