Progress in the rapidly growing cell and gene therapy field continues to be limited by a shortage of trained and skilled individuals in current good manufacturing practices (cGMP; GMP). The workface shortage is felt across all functional units; Process and Analytical Development, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Regulatory Affairs, Facilities & Operations. The Stanford Cell and Gene GMP Certificate Program is designed to provide foundational and ongoing training in GMP and contribute to the cell and gene therapy workforce. 

The Stanford Cell and Gene GMP Certificate program is designed to kickstart careers for entry level applicants in the CGT manufacturing and quality workforce.

Program Components and Outcomes

The GMP certificate will be awarded upon completion of concentrated GMP-focused training followed by rotations through key functional units (Process Development and Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Quality Control) and finalized with specialized fixed-term employment in a functional area. The program provides opportunity for training not only in GMP-specific skills, but also in cell and gene manipulation, processing and production, new applications, product manufacturing, quality and regulatory oversight. After certificate program completion, incumbents will have opportunities for permanent employment at LCGM or Stanford’s Cell Therapy Facility (CTF) or industry employment.

The Cell and Gene GMP Certification Program is an onsite 18-month fixed term employment contract.

Important Dates

  • Program Dates
    SEP 2023 - FEB 2025
  • Application Period
    Opening in April
  • Final Selection & Interviews
  • Acceptance Notification


Candidates who have a Bachelor's degree in a STEM field are invited to apply to join the inaugral 2023-2025 cohort.


Contact GMP Program Manager, Mona Shah, at