About Celyad

We bring breakthrough pioneering therapies to patient with life threatening diseases

Celyad is a biopharmaceutical clinical-stage company, specialized in the development and engineering of CAR-T therapies. Our ambition is to develop a unique platform to offer new treatment options to cancer patients, addressing multiple targets, optimizing the signaling domain, and weaponizing the T-Cell.

Celyad unites passionate people who keep on pushing the boundaries of innovation, leveraging unique scientific know-how from Research & Development to Phase III clinical trials, as well as a strong expertise in cell manufacturing and logistics.

While Celyad is headquartered in Mont-Saint-Guibert, close to Brussels, the company is clinically active across Europe and the U.S and we constantly seek to showcase our Research & Development activities in the international area through publication and congress presentation. Consequently, Celyad offers a stimulating working environment with the opportunity to interact with colleagues and stakeholders across the globe involved at each step of the product development process.

At Celyad, we know that every second counts for the patients and their families, and that is what drives us in our work every single day. Ready to take up this challenge?

Great! Celyad is looking for an enthusiastic:


The successful candidate will be based in Mont-Saint-Guibert (Belgium) and will report to the Clinical Operations Director (located in Belgium).

Role & Responsibilities

Job purpose is to drive all activities for the assigned clinical studies from protocol synopsis, study site selection and regulatory activation process up to Clinical Study Report

  • Review or Write Study documents: Protocol, Case Report Form, Informed consent form...
  • Select and activate chosen study sites
  • Establish and maintain an excellent relationship with site investigators and research teams
  • Develop and maintain study timelines
  • Development and/or review of external and internal Study documents and Plans, ensuring completeness and necessary updates in accordance with the study protocol, internal SOP’s and GCP requirements (e.g., Patient Informed Consent Forms, Clinical Monitoring Plans, Project Plans)
  • Create and update activities in overall project plan regularly to ensure appropriate outcome of assigned clinical studies in terms of scope, timelines and objectives.
  • Set-up Study tracking and reporting tools
  • Ensure ongoing update of tracking and reporting tools
  • Coordination with other departments: Regulatory Affairs, Manufacturing, Medical experts, Pharmacovigilance …
  • Lead of the Clinical Study Team meetings
  • Participate to selection and provide oversight to all vendors, ensuring timely delivery of milestones and within budget
  • Responsible for ensuring vendors deliver according to scope of work and review/approve vendor invoices
  • Overall Budget Management, including Invoicing follow-up
  • Oversight activities of assigned CRA(s): monitoring activities, including report review.  Support and guide CRA(s) site management activities.
  • Ensure study quality/GCP compliance to deliver a rigorous patient data
  • Liaise with manufacturing, central lab, and other study project stakeholders as needed
  • Propose and implement study process improvements; Participate in the preparation, updating and training of SOPs

Qualifications & Experience

  • Degree in Life Science, biological science, or related area: B.S or equivalent relevant experience
  •  Minimum 5 years’ experience in Clinical development in Biopharma industry (sponsor and/or CRO)
  • 3-5 years’ experience in clinical study management in early phase oncology, prior small start-up company experience in biotechnology highly desirable
  • Strong knowledge of ICH and GCP rules and of the complete clinical trials process

Skills & Competencies

  • Creative and finding ways to get the job done.  Thriving in challenging environments and finds ways to remove obstacles to complete enrollment and deliver a robust patient data package
  • Flexible mindset capable to manage change and deal with ambiguity.
  • Proven ability to manage complex projects. Flexibility to re-prioritize workload to meet changing timelines, adaptability.
  • Excellent communicator able to raise the profile of clinical studies within sites and create advocates for recruitment.
  • Autonomous, pro-active personality. Driven to achieving highest results in shortest timeframe.
  • Efficient in planning and executing work: orchestrate multiple activities at once.
  • Team player, able to manage matrix organization in multi-cultural environment.

For more information about this position or about the Company, please contact us by email at  job@celyad.com

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