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Program Design Manager / Senior Manager

Billingham, Teesside, United Kingdom

Program Design Manager / Senior Manager – Gene Therapy Specialist

Contract – Permanent 

Post Ref – 2020ATR116

The Program Design Team at FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies (FDB) collaborates with customers, commercial directors, site leaders and department heads to design appropriate programs of work that meet customer needs and drive the company vision. The job holder will be responsible for providing technical support with an emphasis on viral-vectors and gene therapy focusing on potential customers located in Europe and Asia and for preparing proposal documents containing scope, price and timelines for new programs.

We recently announced an expansion to our viral vector CDMO services in the UK and Greater Boston area which will complement the existing services offered from Texas. The new state of the art viral vector process development laboratories will be online in the UK from spring 2021, with GMP manufacturing capabilities becoming available later in the year. The Boston facility will begin process development activities in fall 2021.

This is a global position that will support multiple existing and future planned sites (UK and US). The job holder will be working from the UK site in the North East of England, or remote based elsewhere in the UK or Europe. If remote, periodic travel to the UK site is anticipated as part of the job.

With this exciting new development comes an opportunity for a Program Design Manager / Senior Manager to join the company as the Program Design technical specialist for gene therapy in Europe and Asia. The ideal candidate will:

  • Be an expert in viral vectors and gene therapies,
  • Have a good understanding of the regulatory environment, process development, analytical technologies and cGMP manufacture related to the field,
  • Have a good customer focus,
  • Be able to collaborate and influence globally,
  • Appreciate market needs.

You’ll be joining a global team of experts responsible for generating proposals in all FDB market areas for all sites.

About us

We are a dynamic global company and our focus is to combine technical leadership in cell culture, microbial fermentation and gene therapies with world class cGMP manufacturing facilities to advance tomorrow’s medicines.

We are growing and we are growing fast. With sites in Billingham & Wilton UK, Hillerod Denmark, North Carolina and Texas USA, the size and breadth of our business will open up huge opportunities for you, whether you want to move to a different role in the UK, relocate, or progress and take on more responsibility.

Our teams are proud to partner with innovative companies reimagining what’s possible in biopharmaceuticals. Every day at FDB is a day for improvement, each challenge is an opportunity for growth, and every moment is a chance to evolve together.

Why work with us?

At FDB, your passion – your Genki – is your power and we empower you to define what Genki means to you.

When you join us, we will train, develop and support you to become the best you can possibly be. We offer a structured new starter induction programme as well as on-going development training. In addition to this, we offer:

  • Competitive salary plus company bonus scheme
  • Up to 35 days of holiday, plus bank holidays.
  • Salary Sacrifice scheme offering, healthcare, bikes, dental etc.
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Free parking

For further information and completed an please contact fdbkrecruitment@fujifilm.com no later than 12 noon on January 29th 2021. 

If we have not contacted you within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.


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