Director Genomics Research & Development and for Cell and Gene Therapy analytical applications (m/f/d)

Heidelberg, Germany, Europe

Company Overview:

ProtaGene is a world-leading analytic CRO partner for the biopharmaceutical and cell and gene therapy industries. From research through product commercialization, we provide the most advanced, integrated, and Quality system driven analytic capabilities and packages for biologic therapeutics as well as cell and gene therapy platforms. Our deep history of analytical leadership in protein-based therapeutics stems from the merger of Protagen Protein Services in Europe and BioAnalytix in the US. In 2021 GeneWerk’s unique capabilities in vector safety, integration site analysis, and bioinformatics were integrated into our platforms and service offerings, establishing ProtaGene. The organization operates over four sites in Europe and North America, and works with leading large pharma, biopharmaceutical, and gene therapy companies worldwide.


  • Leading of a growing research team
  • Independent set-up and coordination of analytical method development for internal and client projects
  • Search and assess scientific literature for technologies and analytical methods with relevance for ProtaGene’s service portfolio
  • Connect with clients and scientific KOLs in the field of CGT safety assessment
  • Support in setting up documents for the area of ‘Good Clinical Laboratory Practice’ (GCLP)
  • Support Marketing Dept. and Sales Activities, as required, with scientific content
  • Represent the company on scientific congresses


  • Successfully completed scientific degree in the life science field (e.g. genomics, molecular medicine), preferably Ph.D.
  • Broad knowledge upon analytical environment for safety testing the Cell- and Gene Therapy space, with a strong focus on NGS and PCR based methods
  • Scientific background in the field of gene therapy; basic knowledge of bioinformatics for NGS data analysis is an advantage
  • Ability to conduct scientific projects with sensibility for industry standards, economic aspects, and market need
  • Industry experience and/or GCP/GLP experience is a plus
  • Ability to lead a team
  • Very good communication skills with international clients and within our international team

We offer:

  • A collaborative, international, professional, and motivating working environment in a dynamically growing life science company
  • Company pension opportunities
  • Flexible working environment (partially working via home office possible)
  • Expanding quality department and the ability to help shape the future program
  • Professional and personal development opportunities
  • Pleasant working atmosphere within our international team

We are looking forward to receiving your complete application documents in English or in German, including a letter of motivation, information on the possible starting date and your salary expectations in one or two PDF files by e-mail to:

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