Technology

Accelerating and scaling immune cell engineering

Effective application of innovative technology in biological research requires a collaborative and cross-disciplinary mindset.

We are a diverse group of engineers, scientists, and synthetic biologists dedicated to empowering our Discovery and Development organizations through design and deployment of state-of-the-art computational and biological tools.

Associate Director/Director, Synthetic Biology (2124-N-690-MBIO)

ArsenalBio’s 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.

ArsenalBio builds powerful cell therapy products using its growing toolbox of synthetic receptors and other elements to form complex, integrated transgene cassettes for cell engineering. This role sits at the interface between the toolbox and product application, where strategic plans are created and managed to execute early stage product development, screening numerous product compositions to nominate lead candidates to hand off for preclinical development. In it, you will collaborate closely with colleagues across ArsenalBio’s Medical Sciences and Technology departments, as well as external partners.

What You Will Do:

  • Lead product application of synthetic biology assets
  • Develop strategic plans, balanced for risk and resource intensiveness
  • Manage cross-functional product teams
  • Lead decision-making process on project teams, ensuring clear documentation and data sharing practices
  • Coordinate tasks across multiple projects, demonstrating prioritization and planning
  • Recruit and mentor scientists and research associates with relevant expertise
  • Flexibility to work remotely based on manager’s discretion and on project needs
  • What You Will Bring:

  • Your whole self
  • PhD in molecular biology, immunology, protein engineering or a related field, with 5+ years of combined relevant research experience in industry and academia
  • 3+ years of project leadership experience
  • Entrepreneurial behaviors demonstrated by agility, accountability, transparency, resourcefulness, and ability to get things done
  • Ability to quickly learn new skills and knowledge on the job, demonstrate productivity, and deliver high-quality results 
  • Flexible mind with ability to think outside the box, creative approach to problem solving, and comfort in working with ambiguous data in an open-ended, exploratory process
  • Demonstrated ability to perform as a team player
  • We are committed to hiring the best talent from diverse backgrounds. A diverse workforce engenders richness of thought, creativity and discovery. We invite individuals who embrace intellectual achievement to bring their unique personal and professional journeys and together we will build transformative cell therapies for cancer patients.

    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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    “Modern data science, automation, and synthetic biology approaches have tremendous potential to accelerate the development of effective cell therapies. ArsenalBio is being built from the ground up to optimize the leveraging of these approaches through early and deep integration of engineers and technologists into our R&D programs. We are seeking ambitious and talented teammates to join us in our mission to improve the lives of cancer patients.”


    Tarjei Mikkelsen, PhD

    Chief Technology Officer

    Benefits

    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

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