Project Management Officer (PMO) - Le Kremlin-Bicêtre

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Long-term contract
Localisation Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France
Occasional remote authorized
10+ yrs of exp.
Posted on 05-07-2024


Notre objectif est de révolutionner la production de thérapies cellulaires en les rendant accessibles à tous.

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Astraveus is a French start-up created in 2016 specialized in the development of the LakhesysTM benchtop cell factory for the production of cell therapies.

Cell therapies are composed of living cells with high therapeutic potential such as genetically modified lymphocytes to attack cancerous cells. Those therapies allow to cure cancers and genetic diseases but they are currently too complex and expensive to produce. This results in substantial selling prices per patient, typically between 0.5 and 2 million euros.

Our goal is to revolutionize the production of cell therapies to reach higher performance and quality standards than competing approaches, and thus contribute to making these innovative therapies accessible to all. To achieve this goal, we are developing innovative solutions that exploit the performance and precision of microfluidic modules in a fully automated environment.

What we are looking for

We are seeking a Project Management Officer with a diverse skillset to lead complex, multi-faceted product development projects at the forefront of technological advancement in cell therapy development and manufacturing.

In this position, you will oversee all phases of product development projects - hardware, software and consumables - from conception to market introduction, ensuring timely delivery within scope and budget.

You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to define project goals, scope, and deliverables.

You will identify and mitigate project risks, ensuring proactive risk mitigation and effective change management and provide an unbiased fact base to enable leadership approval on necessary actions.

As part of Astraveus’ involvement in the publicly funded FrenchTech 2030 research program, you will be responsible to monitor and report on project execution versus plan to Astraveus leadership and the supporting institutions on a regular basis.

You will be reporting to the CEO of Astraveus.


Technical skills

  • Deep understanding of milestone-based product development processes
  • Familiarity with design control procedures according to ISO 13485
  • Understanding of the full product lifecycle of bioprocess manufacturing technologies
  • Experience in managing combined hardware/consumable- and software- related projects
  • Proven ability to proactively address project risks and challenges
  • Proven ability to provide comprehensive audience-oriented project communication with appropriate depth and breadth of information
  • Deep understanding of both Waterfall and Agile project management methodologies
  • Advanced proficiency with project management software (Microsoft Project or similar)
  • Proficiency in French and English (orally and in writing)

Soft skills

  • Empathetic, transparent and eloquent communication style
  • Optimistic, opportunity-seeking mindset
  • High motivation to work in a dynamic, diverse and agile environment
  • Ability to constructively lead teams through ambiguous situations
  • High mental flexibility to anticipate and guide teams through change
  • Passion for technological advancement and innovation
  • High level of customer centricity

Additional information

  • Professional experience : 10+ years track record of successfully driving the simultaneous execution of complex, multi-dimensional and cross-functional product development projects related to bioprocess manufacturing technologies; prior experience in start-up company desirable
  • Expected qualifications : Bachelor or Masters degree in engineering sciences, biology, chemistry, life sciences or related field, supplemental business degree desirable; Project Management Professional® (PMP) or comparable certification desired.
  • Start date : as soon as possible

Astraveus is based in Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, adjacent to the south of Paris. We strive to create an inclusive environment that empowers our people by welcoming diverse cultures and backgrounds.