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Associate Director - AAV Upstream Process Development

  • Location Westlake Village, California
  • Job type Permanent
  • Reference BBBH112139

COMPANY:

Stealth-mode AAV gene therapy and engineering company

LOCATION:

Greater Los Angeles, CA area

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE:

Yes

TITLE:

Sr. Scientist/Associate Director, Upstream AAV Process Development - permanent, full-time

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES:

This individual will oversee an upstream process development team, creating a platform aimed at scaling up and manufacturing multiple novel capsids and gene therapy products. This person will lead a team focused on implementing a robust and reproducible production process to accommodate large-scale production and tech transfer to a GMP manufacturing facility.

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS:

  • MS or PhD in a relevant, scientific background with a minimum of 5-10 years of relevant experience in a biotech, pharma or academic setting
  • Experience producing viral vectors in adherent or suspension platforms; prior experience working with gene therapy vectors strongly preferred
  • Understanding of bioengineering principles related to cell culture scale-up and bioreactors
  • Knowledge of viral vector production platforms and testing methods

DESIRABLE SKILLS:

  • Bioreactor operations or development experience
  • Experience with AAV vector production strongly preferred
  • Previous experience leading a team

If you meet the requirements above and would like to be considered for this position, apply on-line now to be contacted with further details. This is not a fully remote role.