Associate Director/Director Process Development
Versant Venture Management, LLC
Toronto, Ontario, CA
3d ago

Toronto, Ontario, CA

BlueRock Therapeutics is an engineered cell therapy company with a mission to develop regenerative medicines for intractable diseases.

BlueRock’s Cell+Gene platform harnesses the power of cells for new medicines across Neurology, Cardiology and Autoimmunity.

BlueRock’s cell differentiation technology recapitulates the cell’s developmental biology to produce native cell therapies, which can be further engineered for additional function.

Utilizing these cell therapies to replace damaged or degenerated tissue brings the potential to restore or regenerate lost function.

The company was founded in 2016 by Versant Ventures and capitalized with one of the largest-ever Series A financings in biotech history by Bayer AG and Versant.

BlueRock has established a team of dynamic and highly engaged top scientists inspired to take project ownership and further develop themselves in one of the most rapidly growing scientific fields.

At BlueRock we value open communication, collaboration and a positive and fun working environment in which both individual and team contributions are recognized.

Our world-class management team is committed to fostering the growth and career development of employees.

The Toronto, Canada site is seeking a Director to play a key leadership role in our Process Development team. The incumbent will have proven expertise in bioprocess development for the manufacture of biotherapeutics, and demonstrable leadership and mentoring experience.

The ideal candidate has hands on experience in mammalian cell culture bioprocessing, preferably in a cell therapy context.

A deep appreciation of robust experimental design and data treatment, stage appropriate operational practices and process requirements, and team dynamics in a fast moving and demanding environment are highly desirable.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a talented leader and technical expert to contribute to bringing a new class of medicines to patients and further their career experience in translational medicine.

Collaboration with a highly-motivated, world-class team of scientists and engineers promises an exciting and engaging work environment for motivated, self-starting candidates.

Position Description :

Provide leadership and subject matter expertise to a diverse team of process development engineers, scientists, and associates

Guide the development of project plans and effective execution thereof

Support the implementation of robust operating processes within the process development department

Co-ordinate and interact with other functions to resource projects and synergise with concurrent activities

Monitor and report on project progress and provide recommendations, informing and participating in departmental decision making

Work closely with the VP, Process Development to establish and cultivate shared team values and continuously evolve the technical strategy in response to changing demands

Prepare, review, and approve standard operating procedures, batch records and other process documentation. Assist in preparation of CMC sections of regulatory applications

Minimum Requirements :

Ph.D. in biological engineering, chemical engineering, biological sciences, or similar with 10+ years experience

Five or more years team leadership and mentoring experience

Proven ability to structure, plan, and execute on complex projects and programs in a fast-paced environment

Hands-on experience in bioprocess development for the manufacture of biological therapeutics

Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills, with deomstarted ability to extended these across a team and implement efficient operational processes

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