University of Sheffield

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The Sheffield Gene Therapy Innovation and Manufacturing Centre (GTIMC) is one of three cutting-edge hubs in the UK dedicated to advancing the clinical development of new genetic treatments options for millions of patients with life-threatening diseases.
Gene therapy is a promising treatment option for a number of diseases that currently have no other cures including inherited disorders
The Sheffield Hub, which is the first in the north of England, is part of an £18 million network created by LifeArc and the Medical Research Council (MRC), with support from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
The GTIMC is located on the site of the University of Sheffield’s Innovation District close to the centres of Sheffield and Rotherham and within easy reach of major transportation corridors and regional shopping and entertainment complexes.
The centre will include a cutting-edge GMP (good manufacturing practice) facility that will support gene therapy projects emerging from universities across the UK.
The facility will utilise highly efficient processes to manufacture clinical grade adeno-associated viruses (AAV) and provide all the necessary quality assurance, regulatory certification and governance for human trials at Advanced Therapies Treatment Centres and NHS hospital sites.
As a highly motivated and hardworking Head of Projects with experience of successfully applying project management approaches to a variety of projects, you will manage the concept, definition, delivery and closure stages of projects. You will coordinate the work of GTIMC units and work closely with the GTIMC leadership to ensure that milestones and objectives are delivered on time and to a high quality.
You will be able to plan and progress work activities in the mid to long term, be well organised, with strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to engage and influence effectively across multiple audiences.
We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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