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Manager, Quality

Bicycle Therapeutics

Bicycle Therapeutics

Quality Assurance
Cambridge, UK
Posted on Monday, June 17, 2024

Company Description

Bicycle Therapeutics (NASDAQ: BCYC) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a novel class of medicines. Our pipeline includes Bicycle Toxin Conjugates® as well as fully synthetic Bicycle® systemic immune cell agonists and Bicycle tumor-targeted immune cell agonists (Bicycle TICAs) focused on oncology indications with high unmet medical need. Bicycle is headquartered in Cambridge, UK, and our US operations run out of Lexington, MA.

Culture is key and all Bicycle employees actively embrace and role model our company values:

  • We are Adventurous. We believe it’s the way to deliver extraordinary results for our patients.
  • We are Dedicated to our Mission. You can’t change the world if you don’t have determination.
  • We are One Team. We only succeed when we work together.

Job Description

The role of Manager, Quality, supports Quality oversight for Bicycle’s development programs, ensuring compliance with applicable GLP and GCPstandards and global regulations. This role is part of the Development Quality group, reporting to the Head of Development Quality.

As an integral member of the quality team, you will serve as a Quality and compliance business partner, engaging with multiple collaborators. You must be comfortable working independently, managing interactions with and between team members, both internally and externally.

Key responsibilities

  • Partner with global program teams and supporting functions as required to advise on GLP and GCP compliance, proactively build quality into the operational activities
  • Assist key stakeholders to build inspection readiness to all stages of the development process
  • Assist with the development and maintenance key quality indicators and introduce measurement of critical to quality factors, monitor performance against key KPIs both internally and across third parties.
  • Ensure monitoring of quality performance indicators, identification of key quality events, escalation of issues and support follow up activities
  • Support scoping of vendor evaluations and audits, contribute to reports and assist with follow up on assessment and partner with the business to support the development of CAPAs.
  • Educate and partner with key stakeholders on Deviation identification and reporting as well as risk appropriate remediation , RCA and CAPA management
  • Assist functional area partners with development and documentation of CAPAs and effectiveness checks, as applicable.
  • Support the development and maintenance of company Quality Management System (QMS) and integrated Learning Management System (LMS) and Controlled Document System as appropriate.
  • Serve as POC for QMS related training assignments for Development colleagues


  • Relevant qualification within healthcare or Life Sciences or equivalent professional experience
  • Demonstrable experience in Quality Assurance within the life sciences industry, ideally covering all clinical phases, with demonstrable experience in a GLP/GCP quality/compliance role
  • Knowledge of GLP/GCLP and GCP global regulatory requirements for clinical trial submissions (USA, UK & EU), understanding of 21CFR Pt. 11 with respect to clinical systems (QMS)
  • Strong familiarity with eTMF requirements
  • Extensive experience managing deviations, RCA and CAPAs in a GLP /GCP environment
  • Experience leading quality event investigations/ root cause analysis
  • A thorough understanding of global drug development functional areas including preclinical, clinical, regulatory affairs and manufacturing
  • Highly collaborative, strong relationship building skills with high level of integrity.
  • Demonstrated ability to work proactively using solid communication and influencing skills to effectively execute program goals
  • Exhibits flexibility and is a self-starter with a strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt working style to those of others for effective communication; able to multi-task and support multiple teams with varying levels of complexity
  • Able to work effectively in highly complex and fast-paced environments
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Familiarity with Electronic Document Management (EDM) systems and Microsoft Office suite
  • Position requires both domestic and international travel up to 10% of time

Additional Information

  • State-of-the-art campus environment with on campus restaurant and Montessori nursery
  • Flexible working environment
  • Competitive reward including annual company bonus
  • Employee recognition schemes
  • 28 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays + option to buy up to 5 additional days annually
  • Employer contribution to pension (employee does not have to contribute)
  • Life assurance cover 4x basic salary
  • Private Medical Insurance, including optical and dental cover.
  • Group income protection
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Access to company subsidized gym membership.
  • Eligibility for an option grant to subscribe to shares in Bicycle Therapeutics plc.
  • Cycle to work scheme

Bicycle Therapeutics is committed to building a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. We recognize that diverse and inclusive teams build a stronger and more innovative company. Therefore, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability status, marital status, or veteran status.