Company: Celonic
Location: Basel, BS


Basel, BS

Celonic Group is a privately owned Contract Development Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) with two state-of-the-art facilities located in Basel, Switzerland and Heidelberg, Germany for research & development, manufacturing, and quality control to accelerate biologics from development to commercialization. We are one of the fastest growing biotech companies and with over 300 employees one of the biggest and promising Biotech companies in the European market and now entering into the Cell and Therapy service space. Celonic is currently building two state-of-the art GMP Manufacturing Facilities for Gene Vectors and Cell Therapies in Basel. We will offer capacities ranging from Process Development and Optimization up to early-commercialization, including Clinical Trial Manufacturing for Phase I, II and III.

For management of our Team in Cell & Gene Therapy at our Basel site (Switzerland) we are looking for a

Director / Senior Director of production (f/m/d) ATMP (Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products)

Your area of responsibility:

  • Responsibility for the development and implementation of internal work rules and processes
  • Support in building up the cell & gene therapy Business Unit
  • Ensurance of effective utilisation, efficiency and cost effectiveness in production to maximize capacity while ensuring on-time and quality delivery to the customer
  • Managing technology transfers of know-how, processes for projects and activities
  • Responsibility for reviewing, approving and periodically updating manufacturing instructions & necessary procedures as well as ensuring compliance
  • Establish, maintain and continuously improve systems to plan and monitor all production orders and provide up-to-date and accurate information to support customer satisfaction
  • Ensuring the maintenance, qualification of the premises and equipment for production
  • Communication of quality issues to top management in a timely and effective manner
  • Personnel and budget responsibility and adequate training of affected employees

Your skills & qualification:

  • Master or PhD in biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, pharmacy or a related discipline
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in ATMP related GMP Manufacturing and Technology Transfer
  • Proven experience in leading employees and working in interdisciplinary teams
  • Experience in the context of related regulatory requirements
  • Experience in at least one field (e.g. cell line development, USP, DSP, analytics) of biopharmaceutical development and production
  • Fluent knowledge of the English language as well as good German skills
  • Excellent communication skills, strategic thinking and solution orientation, team player

Why Celonic? – We offer:

  • Permanent position, full-time
  • Flexible working hours
  • Responsible and interesting tasks in a forward-looking company
  • Professional development opportunities based on individual potentials
  • Flat hierarchies, short decision-making paths and the opportunity to contribute your own ideas
  • Attractive company fitness program
  • Collegial working environment build on respect as well as strong team spirit

Do we have your attention?

We look forward to revieving your application. Please send your application documents, your earliest possible starting date and your salary expectations to Andrea Becker. Preferable we get your application via our application form.

Celonic AG

Human Resources

Eulerstrasse 55

CH – 4051 Basel

Tel +41 (0) 61 5649-150