Turning our discoveries into life-saving medicines.

Developing safe and effective therapies requires innovation, discipline, and commitment to the highest standard of quality and ethics. By bringing together novel discoveries into new medicines you will help deliver on the full promise of cell therapy to cure disease.

Together, we will transform the potential of cell therapy into a practical reality.

Vice President, Technical Development

ArsenalBio‚Äôs mission is to develop efficacious and safe cellular therapies for patients with chronic diseases, initially cancer.  Our products are being designed to herald the transition of adoptive cell therapy from a hospital based treatment to outpatient therapy, like most other cancer treatments.  Our people are our greatest asset, they bring scientific talents in molecular biology, immunology, pharmacology, protein chemistry, computational biology, automation, genome engineering, software and other fields to make the future happen now.

We are seeking a talented and motivated Leader of Manufacturing  for process development and manufacturing of cell therapy products. You will have extensive direct experience in process development, the establishment of cGMP processes, manufacture and release of cell  therapy products, as well as the design and management of cGMP facilities.

What You Will Do

  • Lead all elements of technical operations, process development, manufacturing, and supply chain resources to develop a scalable, cGMP-compliant process to manufacture cell therapy products to support preclinical and clinical studies
  • Drive accountability by creating and articulating a clear plan of action aligned to the corporate and program objectives, guide daily activities of the team, and provide ongoing feedback at an individual and team level.
  • Oversee the selection and management of any Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs) and all external partners to ensure competence, data integrity, and adequate supply of critical materials
  • Collaborate closely with other functions  to ensure successful program development; encourage cross-functional collaboration with peers to overcome challenges
  • Responsible for developing and managing timelines and ensuring development and tech transfer of processes occur in a timely manner
  • Responsible for establishing the necessary SOPs, batch records, reports, and IND sections for clinical translation and development of the cell and gene therapy platformsOrganize, communicate, and present complex data sets to senior management and key stakeholders
  • What You Will Bring:

  • BS or equivalent degree in bioprocessing, medical technology, chemical engineering, or biological sciences is required. Advance degree preferred
  • 10 plus years of experience in academia, biotechnology or pharma industry with a primary focus on the development, manufacture, distribution and delivery of cell-based therapy products
  • 8 plus years of increasing responsibility in managing and leading a team of process development engineers and manufacturing teams
  • Experience with the set-up, technology transfer and execution of manufacturing processes and controls internally or at CMOs
  • Experience with the direct manufacture of cell therapy products and/or management of technology transfer and subsequent manufacture of cell therapy products at CMOs
  • Experience preparing documentation for regulatory filings with US and EU regulatory agencies
  • Demonstrated technical and strategic leadership and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with exceptional ability to collaborate and lead
  • Experience presenting complex concepts to all levels of the organization, with proven ability to clearly articulate a point of view and recommendation
  • Ability to lead a team and mentor individuals to achieve organization, team and individual objectives while adhering to the company values (fearless, accountable, collaborative)
  • Expertise influencing across functions and teams to achieve organizational objectives
  • Expertise in staffing, budgeting and expense management
  • Proven project management capability with a track record of meeting timelines is required
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to influence effectively across the organization and with CMOs
  • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status

    To all recruitment agencies: ArsenalBio does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, or Arsenalbio employees. ArsenalBio is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


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    ArsenalBio was formed by its investors and scientific founders to discover, develop and commercialize curative and safe cellular therapies for patients with life threatening diseases, initially cancer.

    We believe the most productive and secure route to achieving this goal is to build scaled platforms of technologies challenged with scientific questions to yield informative data from hypothesis driven, well controlled experiments. These data will inform the design of ambitious, best-in-class, lead compositions. Our leads will be rigorously evaluated and honed until we are convinced our matured leads, called development candidates, can be prepared for testing in needy, and vulnerable patients.

    Our products will be designed to speed the transition of cell therapy from hospital-based to outpatient treatments, increasing access to more patients at lower cost to patients, health systems, and insurers.

    To achieve this mission, we are building diverse teams of talented, curious, and caring individuals who believe in our mission and our vision to be sustainable in our business plan, our work habits, and our personal lives.

    Our values create: a foundation for mutual respect, an engaging harmony from many voices, and unselfish behavior to aid our colleagues.

    This is ArsenalBio.
    This is our Company.

    Ken Drazan, MD
    Founding CEO


    Best in Class Health & Wellness Plans

    Flexible Office Hours

    Paid Parental Leave

    Healthy Kitchen Snacks

    Daily Catered Lunches

    Free Onsite Fitness Center

    Unlimited Vacation Days

    Generous compensation and equity packages

    Commuter Benefits