Manager / Associate Director of Cell & Gene Therapy R&D Program (m/f/d) in Life Science

Towards Safer Therapies


In the heart of the science and business location Heidelberg, GeneWerk GmbH has found ideal conditions for steady growth. For six years, the company with its experienced and motivated staff has been offering NGS-based molecular biological analysis services, especially for companies in the pharmaceutical, life sciences and biotechnology industries.

The aim is to advance the development of innovative therapies such as gene and immunotherapies through comprehensive safety analyses. Safe and effective therapies are thus
within reach for many diseases.

With the help of the investor Ampersand Capital Partners, GeneWerk will push ahead with its expansion in the USA in order to better serve the rapidly growing American market.

We are looking for a new team member to join a great team as soon as possible in Heidelberg:


Spectrum of Tasks

  • Support and coordinate program and customer-related activities incl. planning, execution, monitoring, reporting, decision-making support.
  • Together with the program responsible and core team, co-lead the program strategy to reach development goals and ensure the team’s success (scope, budget, time, quality).
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of processes and structural R&D program improvement initiatives.
  • Efficiently manage and support the R&D program team by proper risk assessment-based decision-making, as well as effective problem solving and organization skills.
  • Build and facilitate effective and communication and goal-oriented working relationships across the organization.
  • Collaborate in planning and elaboration of processes and documents related to implementation and maintenance of GxP compliance.
  • Interaction and effective communication with worldwide customers and company stakeholders.


  • Minimum Masters degree required (preferably PhD) in a life sciences related field with 5 years of relevant research and/or industry experience.
  • Profound expertise in the field of Cell and Gene Therapy and/or bioanalytical assay development, as well as good understanding of related regulatory requirements.
  • Strong work organization and project management skills with proven ability to work independently.
  • Team management experience in dynamic and fast-paced environments with a goal-oriented but flexible approach.
  • Industry and previous working experience within GxP environments will be an advantage.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to influence without direct authority, motivate and develop productive working relationships.
  • Pro-active attitude and willingness to grow within an expanding program.
  • High flexibility to work across different time zones with excellent English skills for working in an international environment.

Our Offer

  • A collaborative, professional and motivating working environment in a dynamically growing life science company;
  • Fixed salary; company pension opportunities;
  • Flexible working environment (working via home office possible);
  • Expanding quality department and the ability to help shape the future program;
  • Professional and personal development opportunities;
  • Pleasant working atmosphere within our international team.


GeneWerk GmbH, Im Neuenheimer Feld 582,
69120 Heidelberg, Germany |

We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive application.
We are also happy to answer questions on the phone: +49 6221 42790-13 | Contact Person: Luisa Wassermann, Management Assistant

Job details

  • Location: Heildelberg

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