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Cell & Gene Therapy Director

Company: Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories
Location: Saint Charles
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description

The Scientific Director, Biotherapeutics Cell & Gene Therapy Services is a scientific leadership position, responsible for providing guidance for establishing and growing the CGT platform, and alignment between our customer base, the industry at large, commercial teams and service operations. This role will be collaborative and influential in a broad network of business functions in support of driving business growth, brand recognition, and alignment with Eurofins core competencies of delivering high quality services to our valued customers. The successful candidate will:

  • Spend time in the lab to define, develop and/or expand the CGT platform in BTX
  • Develop client and stakeholder relationships through technical leadership and collaboration
  • Deliver scientific leadership to executive management in developing portfolio strategy, new growth areas and new technology planning
  • Lead scientific community through external marketing, industry reputation and brand awareness
  • Provide leadership in establishing and monitoring unit research and development objectives and commercial lifecycle management
  • Provide technical leadership to lab operations, business development and marketing team
  • Support client services team in generating proposals, RFPs, study plans and scope of work preparation. Assists pricing team in completing custom pricing and cost analysis
  • Acts as Study Director for specific projects to ensure timely delivery of project updates, data and reports to clients
  • Understand requirements for work performed within a GxP site in order to work with other organizations within the Eurofins family
  • Complete required training and support 100% of Employee Health and Safety requirements
  • Conduct responsible use of confidential IT and business systems, as required
  • Adhere to department SOP and documentation requirements
  • Ensure accurate data management and reporting, with the highest integrity, and perform quality control, when required, on project data and reports
  • Support unit goals and demonstrate Eurofins' competencies, as defined in the job plan
  • Provide training to colleagues and external end users, when required
  • Perform other duties, as assigned


    Basic Minimum Qualifications (BMQ):
    • Demonstrated expertise and experience with Cell and Gene Therapy approaches, expertise and technology.
    • Demonstrated experience with developing client/external relationships, supporting technical correspondence, drafting and presenting scientific proposals to clients or collaborators
    • Senior-level technical experience and knowledge in supporting CGT research in drug discovery programs, from concept to IND submission life cycle
    • Experience in collaborating with cross-functional teams (research, regulatory, pharmacology, safety) to guide growth and advancement of the platform from concept to clinical candidacy
    • Demonstrated reputation as a key opinion provider and industry influencer via publications, networking and presentation experience
    • Experience leading and managing internal scientific teams and directing /influencing external resources
    • Proven experience with portfolio management, portfolio expansion and research/development in an industry setting

      Education/Experience (BMQ)
      • M.A. or M.S. with 12 years relevant experience
      • Ph.D. with 10 years relevant experience
      • Combination of Education and Relevant Experience

        Additional Preferences
        • Demonstrated experience in working effectively with different stakeholders with an interest in CGT, including Business Development, Client Services and internal contributors
        • Experience with leading cross-functional teams effectively
        • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning and managing portfolio growth initiatives

          Additional Information

          Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of St. Charles, MO are encouraged to apply.
          • Excellent full time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, dental, and vision options
          • Life and disability insurance
          • 401(k) with company match
          • Paid vacation and holidays

            Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

Keywords: Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, Saint Charles , Cell & Gene Therapy Director, Executive , Saint Charles, Missouri

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