Working at Cell Medica

We strive to be the leading provider of cellular immunotherapy products for the treatment of blood- and solid cancers (oncology).  Our mission is to develop products and therapies that will transform the lives of patients.

Our products harness the natural power of the human immune system to fight cancer without the risk of severe side effects that come with conventional anti-viral drugs or chemotherapy.

As we grow, we are looking for people who share our passion and want to be part of an exceptional team who are working to unlock the full potential of this powerful new scientific technology. We know that it is only by having right people working together in the right environment, that we will achieve our goal.

Our Culture

Our culture is built on a foundation of innovation, dedication and curiosity. Everyone who works here is responsible for shaping our growing organization and creating an environment where collaboration can thrive.

Our inspiration comes from the pioneering work we do every day and what we know we’ll achieve in the future. We are committed to improving patient outcomes through state-of-the-art technology and the latest scientific insight.

Our Values

  • Our patients come first
  • Innovation guides our success
  • Respect and trust underpin our interactions
  • Tenacity and ambition drive our achievement
  • Ethics and integrity are central to our actions

Reward and development

To help Cell Medica continue to grow, we recognize and reward people who are prepared to stretch themselves and aspire to be even better.

Everyone has a shared responsibility for making our organization successful. To support this, we offer highly competitive salaries, a range of benefits and make sure everyone’s contribution is recognized.

We are a company that is doing things that simply have not been done before. That means we have extraordinary opportunities to develop your skills and gain entirely new ones. We believe in learning by doing and investing in our people by giving them support to develop in their role and freedom to collaborate with colleagues working in varied disciplines.


Quality Manager (UK)

Stevenage, United Kingdom

The Quality Manager will perform day to day QA activities at Cell Medica UK based sites and contribute to the on-going development of the Cell Medica Pharmaceutical Quality Management System as directed by the VP Quality. The successful candidate will predominantly provide Quality support to manufacturing operations based within the Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult GMP manufacturing centre but also at other Cell Medica sites in London. Responsible To: Vice President, Quality Responsible For: Currently no direct line management

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Regulatory Affairs Director (EU)

London, United Kingdom

To assist with development and execution of regulatory strategies for Cell Medica products. To ensure that regulatory submissions in the EU and other designated territories, are granted and maintained in support of the Company's business objectives. To coordinate regulatory meetings and communications with European competent authorities.

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Sr Viral/Non-Viral Vector Scientist

Houston, Texas, United States of America

To lead the development of viral and non-viral vectors to engineer T and NKT cells to treat human cancers.

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US IP and Legal Counsel

Houston, Texas, United States of America

We are seeking an IP and Legal Counsel who will be responsible for providing legal services and advice, with a focus on IP-related matters, for the Houston business unit of Cell Medica, Inc.

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Process Facilitator

Houston, Texas, United States of America

The Process Facilitator reports to the Director of Manufacturing and Process Development. The Process Facilitator is responsible for managing centralized functions of the laboratories at Cell Medica – Houston which is inclusive of but not limited to centralized accessioning and primary specimen processing, maintenance of raw material and consumable inventory and the biorepository. To support the Company's vision, mission, and values by demonstrating: excellence and competence, collaboration, innovation, respect, commitment to our community, and accountability.

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Sr Scientist Oncology Target Validation

Houston, Texas, United States of America

To lead the research efforts in identifying and validating cancer targets for adoptive T and NKT cell-based therapies. The appropriate candidate must possess a deep understanding of target identification and validation with an emphasis on chimeric antigen receptors, TCRs and solid tumors. The candidate will be involved in research studies from early discovery to IND-enabling. This position will be required to interact with R&D teams in developing and implementing strategies designed to underpin go/no go decisions to support product development and to move new drug candidates into the clinic.

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Senior Scientist Clinical Biomarker and Companion Diagnostics

Houston, Texas, United States of America

To lead the development of clinical biomarkers and companion diagnostics for engineered T and NKT cells to treat human cancers. The appropriate candidate must possess a deep understanding of clinical biomarker development and the regulatory guidelines for companion diagnostic submissions. While the primary role of this position will focus on the development of assays for patient selection, this role will also provide pivotal hands-on scientific input and experience to drive research efforts leading to the understanding of pre-clinical and clinical efficacy for early and late stage clinical trials. This position will be required to interact with clinical and research teams to support product development into and through the clinic

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Senior Project Manager

Houston, Texas, United States of America

The Senior Project Manager will develop, implement, monitor and continuously refine and update systems and processes for managing the company's product development projects, with particular emphasis on projects involving collaborative efforts with academic partners. They will also be involved in managing a system to review the Company's development portfolio.

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Scientist, T Cell Biology (Full-time)

Zurich, Switzerland

The Scientist will be part of the R&D team working at Cell Medica's site in Zurich-Schlieren, Switzerland. He or she will be expected to work both independently and within a team and will contribute to the preclinical development of gene-engineered CAR T and NKT cell products.

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Manufacturing & Process Development Technologist

Houston, Texas, United States of America

This position will work under the guidance of the Director of Manufacturing & Process Development and perform assigned responsibilities to support the company's product manufacturing process and process improvement initiatives. The Manufacturing and Process Development Technologist will also participate in the evaluation process of innovative technologies and its applicability to the product manufacturing process. This position will participate in developmental projects that support the strategic initiatives of the company and collaborate closely with Research & Development associates for daily execution of process development activities. To support the company's vision, mission, and values by demonstrating: excellence and competence, collaboration, innovation, respect, commitment to our community, and accountability.

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Notice to Recruiters and Agencies

Recruiters and agents must not forward CVs or candidate details to Cell Medica or any employee of the Company without an explicit, written request from a member of the HR department.  We reserve the right to pursue and hire candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter if their details, which could reasonably identify them, have been passed the Company without the explicit, written request of a member of the HR department. The agreement of terms in relation to a specific vacancy does not constitute an explicit request for applicants for other advertised roles or speculative applications. 

When the HR department enters into an explicit agreement in relation to a specific position with an agency, the recruiter will be provided with a link to upload applications directly to Company’s Applicant Tracking System. Any CV or candidate details received through other means (e.g. email, post, fax, verbal) will not constitute an introduction.  

The HR department will not accept unsolicited telephone calls from recruiters in relation to open vacancies or general introductions.  All contact should be made via the email address:


Oumar Diouf, GMP Manager, US

I joined Cell Medica in November 2012 from Baylor College of Medicine as Head of Manufacturing for the US. I have enjoyed my role to get our manufacturing activities started and I have been happy to take on new responsibilities as my role slightly morphed.

I love the people at CM – I work within a great team, and feel valued by each and every one of them, from administrators all the way up to VPs.  I have colleagues that I aspire to be like in terms of career and experience. Everyone is recognized for their contribution to the success of CM. There is no divide between senior management and the rest of the team, which creates a great working environment.

I appreciate the culture in the fact that we work hard but enjoy it, while making a difference in patients’ lives.

Tiffany Tam, Cell Therapy Manufacturing Associate, UK

When I discovered during my master’s studies that I had secured a position as a GMP Clinical Manufacturing Associate at Cell Medica, I was ecstatic. I started the role in November 2015, 4 days after my graduation, and since then I have been delighted with the many opportunities made available to me.

The prospect of learning new techniques was a major factor in my decision to join Cell Medica. I came to Cell Medica as a blank piece of paper, and after 1 and a half years I have gained experience in a wide variety of areas, many of which I had little or no experience in prior to commencing this role. I have gained knowledge and skills in GMP aseptic techniques, QC techniques (such as flow cytometry), scientific report writing, database generation, stock management and many more.  I have also relished the opportunity to attend conferences and courses, both in the UK and internationally.

Another aspect that drew me to Cell Medica is their open-door policy. All my colleagues are approachable, willing to help and happy to teach those with a curious mind.

I very much enjoy working at Cell Medica; the Company is very supportive and this role has been a great platform from which to start my career.

Camilla Winnewisser, Research Technician, Zurich

Since July 2016 I have been employed as a Research Technician by Cell Medica. Cell Medica offers me an innovative and pleasant environment in which to work and it is a great feeling knowing that the technology we have developed is now being used to generate gene modified immune cell products for the treatment of cancer.  I feel motivated to come to work and do my best every day because I believe in Cell Medica’s mission and share their values.  Everyone has a voice at Cell Medica and everyone’s role is valued.  Each employee is integral to helping patients fight cancer through cellular immunotherapy. Cellular Immunotherapy is an incredibly challenging, stimulating and interesting field in which to work. The opportunity to use new technologies, work alongside talented coworkers and problem solve everyday ensures there is always something new to learn.