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Associate Director/Director of CAR TCR Discovery

Company: ElevateBio
Location: Waltham
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Job Description:

Associate Director/Director of CAR TCR Discovery Title: Associate Director/Director of CAR TCR Discovery

Location: Waltham, MA

Reports to: VP of Cellular Engineering

The Role:

This Associate Director/Director will be a critical leader and mentor at ElevateBio, serving as the functional and strategic lead for discovery and optimization of novel Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) and T Cell Receptor (TCR) therapeutic molecules. Reporting to the VP of Cellular Engineering , the Director will have key relationships with the Immunotherapy Preclinical Development Team as well as the Molecular/Viral Vector Biology Team. The CAR_TCR Discovery Team will provide critical research and early therapeutic development support to several of the ElevateBio portfolio companies developing cellular immunotherapies.

Here’s What You’ll Do:

Provide scientific expertise and managerial leadership to the CAR_TCR Discovery Team

Develop an in vitro CAR_TCR discovery and screening platform

Innovate and optimize the molecular designs of CAR and TCR molecules

Help develop scientific and business strategy for immunotherapeutic portfolio companies

Evaluate and select new targets and indications for therapeutic development

Requirements:

Ph.D. or equivalent degree in immunology or molecular and cell biology; or, a BS/MS degree with an additional 5 years of relevant experience

10+ years of experience in the biopharma industry

Experience managing, leading, and building teams/organizations to successful achievement of company objectives

Deep knowledge of the adoptive cell therapy field

Experience with CAR or TCR T cells, T cell activation and T cell mediated cytotoxicity

Familiarity with lentiviral or retroviral production and transduction of mammalian cells

Outstanding communication skills (verbal and written).

Ability to multi-task and coordinate work on several simultaneous projects

Ability to collaborate effectively in a dynamic, cross-functional matrix environment

Why join ElevateBio?

ElevateBio is accelerating the future of biotechnology; developing the next-generation of cell, viral and regenerative medicine therapeutics for the treatment of severe diseases. We have launched a revolutionary new model that integrates innovators, infrastructure and capital to effectively develop cell, gene and related therapies for patients with severe and life-threatening disorders. With plans for a cutting-edge laboratory and manufacturing center already underway, we're building a world-class organization lead by expert talent with bench-to-bedside capabilities. ElevateBio is also a leader in corporate philanthropy and has taken a pledge to donate a portion of product sales to fund promising cancer research and to support cancer care in the developing world.

At the heart of the ElevateBio platform is ElevateBio Base Camp, a state-of-the-art research, development and manufacturing center for innovation in the Greater Boston Area to be staffed with a world-class team of scientists.

Our Vision:

Next-generation product development for advanced therapies supported by global bench-to-bedside expertise shared across our portfolio of companies

ElevateBio is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person’s race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. ElevateBio will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Keywords: ElevateBio, Waltham , Associate Director/Director of CAR TCR Discovery, Other , Waltham, Massachusetts

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