2 weeks ago

Technical Lead – Viral Vectors

Stoke Stoke-on-Trent Competitive Permanent

Technical Lead – Viral Vectors

An attractive opportunity to join a successful and growing biotechnology company. Based on a busy technology park in a pleasant leafy area, the business offer a busy and dynamic environment in which to gain new skills and further progress your career.

About the role;

The role is ideal for someone who has strong demonstrable experience in overseeing viral vector production. Candidates with 4 years+ relevant experience would be ideal.

Ongoing training will be provided where necessary.

Key responsibilities;

  • Plan technical programme requirements and develop work schedules. Lead troubleshooting as required.
  • Liaise with team members, management, suppliers and clients to ensure projects are completed to agreed standards, on time and within budget.
  • Identify, monitor and manage risks and develop contingency plans.
  • Drive and deliver MSAT initiatives through analysis of existing operations, identification of areas for improvement and standardisation of service offerings.
  • Keep up-to-date with industry trends and developments.  Represent and promote the company through conference attendance and sales meetings as required.
  • Provide technical collaboration to support mergers and acquisitions functions.
  • Motivate and mentor scientific and technical staff and support progression plans to enable continued improvement in technical capability and staff development.
  • Communicate effectively with teams and programme stakeholders on challenges, failures, and successes.

Required experience;

  • At least 4 years + work experience in leading viral vector manufacturing
  • Thorough understanding of the process required to develop a viral vector product
  • Direct experience in development/ delivery/ tech transfer of manufacturing processes for ATMPs
  • Previous work experience within GMP framework
  • Strong experience interacting with customers
  • Strong strategic thinking ability
  • Bachelor’s degree minimum (or equivalent) in relevant Science subject
  • Strong communication and presentation skills


Biotechnology, biopharma, viral vector, virus, vaccine, therapeutics, GMP, manufacturing, production, fermentation, ferment, bioreactor, vessel, tank, scientist, senior, experienced, bioprocess, mammalian cell culture, upstream, downstream, commercial, business development.

Harris Lord is acting as a recruitment agency for this role

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