Technical Asset Lead (AAV platform) – High-end Director role! Relocation and Stock Buyout Offered! (code USA TPLD001)

Reference: MG030120

Expiry Date: 03-12-2020

Category Biotech

Salary: Competitive

Job Type: Full Time

Suffolk County
United States

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Job Description

Technical Asset Lead (AAV platform) – High-end Director role! Relocation and Stock Buyout Offered!

NOTE: This role has been assigned to ADV Talent Partners, who will support you during your application and hiring process. Please contact Matt or David at ADV Talent on 855.505.1382 to apply for this role, or press the red “Apply for position”, we wish you a successful 2020 and fortuitous year!

This role is with a strong performer in the SME biotech sector, with several high value patient assets in market, with a highly tipped progressive pipeline with many late phase programs, and an acquisitions budget most companies can only dream about! You will spearhead the technical development of their assets, as the most senior technical lead in this pipeline grouping for therapeutics derived from gene transfer technology using Adeno-Associated Virus (AAV). You will not only lead the technical development of high potential patient assets but also steer / guide the future AAV platform, for development, manufacturing, and as a Voice for the CMC functions.

The role reports to a VP who has done this and other similar roles for my client, and this role very much suits any individual who wants to drive their career to the top, working as a CSO later in another company or staying with SME innovators or top 10 pharma for a full VP role although many of my client’s employees who have done this role stay on and move to more commercial PL or head of department roles, in one of the CMC scientific or manufacturing disciplines.

This role sits within a high-performing and dynamic technical product leadership CMC function, supporting 4 different vectoring and R&D platforms, with this role focusing solely on AAV. This is a very visible role as you will represent your NBEs and the AAV platform for Governance and funding, presenting directly to Senior Leadership and as a core member of the global project and portfolio teams for a highly promising and rapidly expanding AAV pipeline - this is in a company with a profitability per employee way higher than the average and in an organization where there is a multi-billion USD annual R&D budget so you can dare to imagine!

This is a full lifecycle role, supporting your AAV assets from Pre-Clinical, into and through the Clinical Phases to Commercialization and global NDA/MAA filings and manufacturing changes / enhancements. You will have one of the following 2 achievements / backgrounds to apply for this role:-

  1. Either a track record in technical product leadership (asset lead, Technical PL, Program Lead or similar) by bringing a biological (Ab, Recombinant, or any Genetic Medicine) to market and the patients before moving to AAVs in a technical product leadership role for the last 2-3 years OR
  2. Through your qualifications, post-docs, and research have worked in the field of AAVs, before moving to another biological platform and achieving a track recording in bringing a different type of NBE to market and the patients, and now want to do this and return to AAV molecules in a senior technical leadership role.

Additionally, you will have exhibited the following requirements in a technical leadership role:-

  • Strong analytical and scientific understanding of the AAV platform, pragmatism and abilities in leading teams to translate concepts into delivery through the clinical phases and through to final GMP scale-up and commercialization
  • Ideally been responsible for co-/managing NBEs P & L (technical and manufacturing not clinical) and / or budgeting for your NBEs, including oversight for the costs for manufacturing, co-accountability for selection of new technologies and CMOs and identification and implementation of final GMP supply including associate costs 
  • Used to being the ‘Goto Person’ for support and leadership for the team’s preparation for IMPDs, Health Authority Queries, overlay for ensuring compliance, and for the teams preparation and review of NDAs as well as troubleshooting and problem solving of CMC technical and scientific issues as well as collaborating with supply chain, quality, regulatory and procurement.

In return, my client is offering:-

  • A full relocation to the Boston / Cambridge, Massachusetts area, including support for house purchase / sale, transition expenses, and extra items to make moving as easy and cost neutral as practically possible
  • A high end basic salary as well as a high performing stock plan and bonus scheme with shorter vesting and a willingness to buy out any stock plan you currently have! My client will consider compelling candidates at Director or high end Director level
  • You will be part of the asset management and portfolio leadership teams which gives you the access to the governance and funding processes, this is the visibility high performing individuals need to get to the top!
  • You will be part of one of the well-known success stories of the biotech sector working with the best breakthrough technology and development projects!


To Apply!

To apply for this role, please press the red “Apply for position”, or contact Matt or David at ADV Talent on 855.505.1382. We wish you a successful 2020 and fortuitous year! Please quote reference TPLD001.

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