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Cell Therapy Specialist (Novel Imaging for Cellular Immunotherapies)

Cell Therapies Pty Ltd (CTPL) (www.celltherapies.com.au) is leading the provision of cGMP manufacturing and distribution infrastructure for cell based therapies in the Asia Pacific region. CTPL provides contract translation, process development and clinical trial manufacturing services to product development companies, and then supports commercialisation across the region.

Our expertise, developed since 2001, is “needle-to-needle” ensuring complete product security and control and includes collection management (especially apheresis), cryopreservation, cell processing, distribution and marketing. CTPL operates cell processing facilities at our home base at The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac – our parent) in Melbourne and established the first western-Japan cell processing partnership to extend our reach right across Asia.

CTPL has managed numerous cGMP manufacturing licenses with Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration and is proud to be working with some of the world’s leading cellular therapy companies. Our product and project pipeline includes immunotherapy (including T-cells and antigen presenting cell therapies for cancer and infectious diseases), gene therapies and regenerative medicine (musculo-skeletal repair).

We have an immediate opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced project manager and subject matter expert specifically to develop a novel imaging agent for real-time tracking of cellular therapies in the clinic. Medical imaging, nanomaterials, and cellular immunology experience is particularly in demand.

The Cell Therapy Specialist (Novel Imaging for Cellular Immunotherapies) will report to the Product Manager and is responsible for the provision of subject matter expertise and project leadership/management during the development and optimization of new cellular therapy imaging processes. Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Providing advanced technical content input for selected proposals and projects within relevant fields of subject matter expertise;
  • Leading and managing assigned projects within relevant fields of subject matter expertise
  • Continuous and proactive involvement in cellular therapy projects as subject matter expert (and for assigned projects as leader) at the stages of:
    • Technology transfer;
    • Process development, optimization or validation; and
    • Clinical trial batch manufacturing

This position will participate in a diverse project team with members from multiple organisations and will be accountable for leading and managing an imaging cell therapy project using novel materials. The Cell Therapy Specialist (Novel Imaging for Cellular Immunotherapies) will be responsible for the delivery of project plans as a subject matter expert and establishing effective and collaborative working relationships with internal and external clinicians and scientific experts and external clients/collaborators.

CTPL is seeking advanced candidates with deep subject matter expertise in medical imaging utilising a novel imaging agent to track cellular therapies in pre-clinical and clinical studies to join our growing team in Melbourne. Preferred candidates will be able to demonstrate results and impact through:

  • Appropriate graduate and postgraduate qualifications or equivalent in a relevant discipline with specific demonstrable expertise, skills and experience in at least one or more of: medical imaging techniques, materials sciences for novel imaging materials, cellular immunology.
  • Skills and experience in working with, developing and managing scientific and technical staff.
  • Skills and experience in managing scientific research projects including producing grant and technical reports, and managing collaborative projects.
  • Effective and professional communication.
  • Formal training or experience in project management, clinical trials, and commercial project and/or alliance management experience will be an advantage.
  • Experience with GLP, GMP or GCP will be an advantage.

Please click here to view the Position Description

Salary will be commensurate with experience, track record and fit with selection criteria. International applicants are strongly encouraged and relocation support will be available, subject to meeting the requirements for appropriate residency and work permits for Australia.

Offers of employment will be subject to candidates providing a satisfactory National Police Certificate (police check) or equivalent and satisfactory health and vaccination assessments.

Applications, including a covering letter addressing the selection criteria, key requirements of the role and a current CV should be submitted through Seek by Friday 13 October 2017. International applicants are encouraged to apply early as in person interviews may be possible during early October.

 

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