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:

Laboratory Manager (M/F)

The successful candidate will be based in Mont-Saint-Guibert (Belgium) and will report into the R&D Director (located in Mont-Saint-Guibert).

Role & Responsibilities

  • Manage and develop the scientific laboratory team (10 people)
  • Organize and control all aspects of the laboratory environment, ensuring the timely completion of experiment requests and other R&D related operations
  • Act as primary R&D contact with respect to requests incoming from the R&D Team and Celyad’s other departments
  • Play an active role in supporting and managing external collaborations and contract research
  • Managing the R&D Lab’s daily operations, such as instruments/equipment usage and maintenance, users’ schedules of the laboratory, supplies required for smooth operations, and so forth
  • Draft and implement laboratory procedures; create and manages lab-related documentation including Safety Plan/Manual and SDS Manual
  • Keep up to date with regulatory and safety requirements specific to the laboratory and ensure all users are compliant with those standards and regulations
  • Play a major role in assuring quality of the data management by reviewing/creating data bases and ensuring traceability whilst maintaining data security
  • Play an active role in generating budgets for the Department and ensure the Department works within these budgets
  • Schedule safety trainings for new lab users and ensure the team works in line with the safety policies
  • Ensure the laboratory is cleaned/sanitized and kept in an orderly manner
  • Ensure all instrumentation/equipment is functioning properly (e.g. eyewash, safety showers, and so forth) and liaise with the Facility department to plan maintenance and repairs

Qualifications & Experience

  • Master’s degree or PhD (preferred) in biological sciences
  • More than 5-7 years of experience in people management and project management
  • Expertise in data control and document control
  • Experience in reporting, monitoring and resource allocation
  • Experience in managing budgets
  • Knowledge of relevant regulations and best practices for lab management
  • Expertise in cellular and molecular immunology / cell biology
  • Knowledge of GLP/GMP working environment

Skills & Competencies

  • Deliver results and commit to achieve challenging objectives
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic personality
  • Outstanding written/verbal communication skills, good interpersonal skills and able to communicate effectively with employees at all levels of the organization
  • Fluency in English and French, orally and in writing
  • Strong influence and assertive skills and ability to work in a matrix organization
  • Ability to lead a global team, to inspire the team members and grow them
  • Good hands on team player, used to working in multifunctional environments
  • Excellent planning & organizational skills
  • Flexibility and can-do attitude
  • Problem solving, proactive
  • Quality Mindset
  • Integrity & Trust

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

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