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Development Manager


Close Date
30 Jun 2019

Role Summary:

As a Development Manager you will manage a diverse bioengineering team focused on defining and executing process optimization and technology development projects within the cell and gene therapy and regenerative medicine fields.  You will provide deep technical expertise and will be responsible for project scope, definition, task prioritization and team execution against milestones.  You will be a leader in bringing new and innovative products to market to enable life-saving advances to cell and gene therapy and regenerative medicine.


About CCRM:

CCRM, based in Toronto, Canada, is a unique not-for-profit group that is developing and commercializing cell and gene therapies and regenerative medicine technologies. We are leveraging our network of academics, industry partners and investors to tackle significant problems and advance our most promising technologies to the market to meet the needs of patients. For more information about CCRM, please visit our website at



  • Project Leadership and executive for process optimization and technology development projects in cell and gene therapy and regenerative medicine.  This includes project definition, documentation, timeline generation, scoping, resourcing, budget, milestone setting, task prioritization, and execution against plan for internal and customer projects
  • Direct management of a multi-disciplinary team of research scientists, engineers and associates
  • Provide deep technical expertise across the organization, including guiding and training of technical staff as necessary
  • Engage external customers and partners to understand and overcome workflow challenges
  • Drive effective communication across the organization and leadership team
  • Work with leadership to identify and prioritize future project opportunities
  • Identify, evaluate and recommend new and existing technologies to improve workflows
  • Demonstrate continuous integrity, credibility and positivity and motivate others to do the same
  • Continuously grow and adapt in a fast-moving field to keep yourself and the organization at the forefront of gene and cell therapy and regenerative medicine fields



  • Ph.D. with 5+ years of experience, or Master's with 8+ years of experience, or Bachelor's with 15+ years of experience in bioengineering, chemical engineering, bioprocess, biotechnology, cell biology or a related field
  • Demonstrated personnel supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated project management experience with a successful track record of on-time and on-budget execution
  • Practical experience with cell and gene therapy or regenerative medicine
  • Strong English written and oral communication


Desired Characteristics:

  • Industry experience in cell and gene therapy or regenerative medicine
  • Hands-on experience working with human primary and/or stem cell culture
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: bioprocess development, cell or molecular biology, gene engineering, viral vectors, pluripotent stem cells and derived progeny, hematopoietic stem cells, immune cells, mesenchymal stromal cells
  • Experience in statistical design and analysis
  • Familiarity with applicable regulatory frameworks and requirement for cell and gene therapy and regenerative medicine, such a cGMP, ISO, or medical device development
  • Independent, detailed-oriented, self-starter with excellent analytical skills with the ability to multi-task and succeed in a team environment
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to deliver high quality outcomes
  • Intermediate-to-advanced proficiency with computer productivity software (e.g. MS Office, etc.) and a range of technical applications (e.g. Minitab, FlowJo, Matlab etc.)


CCRM is a developing organization and represents a fluid working environment. Flexibility and adaptability are essential, and duties will be influenced by the needs of the organization.

Applications are due by 6:59 PM EDT on the date indicated at the top of this job posting.

Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

CCRM is committed to accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process, providing the applicant has met the bona fide requirements for the open position. Applicants should make their requirements known once contacted to schedule an interview, or when the job offer has been made.