Director Product Development (M/F)

June 8th 2020

MaSTherCell is a dynamic and global Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) on a mission to deliver optimized process industrialization capacities to cell therapy organizations and speed up the arrival of their therapies to the market. From technology selection to business modelling, through GMP manufacturing, process development, quality services, MaSTherCell’s teams are fully committed to helping their clients fulfil their objective of providing sustainable and affordable therapies to their patients.

Mission Description

  • Support the optimization of manufacturing processes based on existing processes including scaling-up, technology transfer, implementation of GMP requirements.
  • Identify, assess and implement new technologies to improve product quality, success rate, reproducibility and/or reduce cost and time of manufacturing processes.
  • Identify and prioritize internal technology projects aligned with the strategic objectives of the company.
  • Apply Quality by Design (QdD) methodology. Assist in defining Target Product Profiles, identifying Critical Process Parameters (CPP) and Critical Quality Attributes (CQA).
  • Ensure proper use and training on new technologies for clients and internal employees; eventually on customer site.
  • Assess the needs for new equipment, establish URS and select suppliers in collaboration with relevant internal team.
  • Perform technology watch on the market to maintain level of expertise.
  • Support business development team for technical discussions with prospects.
  • Write reports to clients or internal stakeholders.

Candidate profile


  • Engineer, master degree, PhD in Life Science, Industrial Science or biotechnology.
  • At least 10 years oh pharmaceutical/biotech industry experience.
  • Expertise in bioprocess development, QbD and Process Validation.
  • Knowledge in various biotechnology processes ideally in cell therapies.
  • Knowledge of best practices for technology development and transfer in cell-based process development and/or equipment development dedicated to cell therapy.
  • Previous experience of team or project management is a plus.
  • Expertise in GMP and Aseptic processing is a plus.


  • Excellent organizational skills and keen attention to detail.
  • Communicates clearly and concisely with diverse audiences, in both oral and written contexts, and is comfortable giving and receiving feedback.
  • Fluent in French and English.


  • Full-time position (40h/week).
  • An indeterminate contract.
  • The opportunity to take part in a growing dynamic biotech company.
  • A human-sized working environment with a convivial atmosphere.
  • A company car with fuel card.

Contact Details

To apply for this job, please send your application on the following link MaSTherCell