Director Of Translational Science

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Senior/Director & VP
  3. United States
Boston, USA
Posting date: 18 Nov 2019
This vacancy has now expired

Proclinical is currently recruiting for a Director of Translational Science for a biotechnology company located in Boston, MA. Successful candidate will lead the scientific development for the AAV-based platform, and additional programs. The role requires breadth of experience across viral therapy non-clinical development, ocular biology, team building & development, laboratory and CRO management, intellectual property, and KOL and strategic partnering.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with senior management, scientific founders, clinical and other external advisors, IP counsel, and others to maximize the potential the company to meet patient needs.
  • Build, develop and grow scientific team and facilities to support VDRE-001 and additional non-clinical development programs.
  • Work with others to develop study plans and timelines; mentor team to ensure all projects are appropriately prioritized and key goals are met on time.
  • Assist due diligence efforts, audits, monitors, landscape analyses, and site visits.
  • Write, review and/or finalize study reports, SOPs, and appropriate sections of regulatory filings.
  • Work effectively within the non-clinical development team, to achieve corporate and program goals; collaborate and build strong internal network to leverage technical leadership.
  • Efficiently communicate project status and risks; present data and strategies adequately to internal and external stakeholders, including investors and regulatory agencies.
  • Employ problem-solving and intellectual curiosity in all scientific endeavors; drive the incorporation of knowledge of current regulations, guidance and competitive environment into decisions and strategy.

Skills and Requirements:

  • A PhD in pertinent life sciences or equivalent is required.
  • 8+ years relevant industry experience, with biotechnology and/or pharmaceutical companies.
  • Proven track record as a key member of a team that led and implemented the non-clinical enablement of one or more INDs is required.
  • Direct experience drafting the non-clinical sections of successful IND submissions is required; direct experience interacting with FDA and/or European regulators strongly preferred.
  • Experience and direct responsibility with AAV viral vectors required; and ocular AAV-based experience is strongly preferred.
  • Extensive experience with animal models used in retina biology research and development.
  • Understands Good Laboratory Practices; proficient in use of ELN and safety/quality systems.
  • Ability to work in interdisciplinary teams and with all levels of the company.
  • Excellent presentation and writing skills are required.
  • Experience in a cross-functional team, where interactions with other, equally talented individuals requires technical expertise, negotiating skills and diplomacy.
  • Excellent understanding of both scientific and regulatory requirements related to pharmaceutical gene therapy development, manufacturing and specifications.

To Apply:

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Proclinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.