Senior Scientific Director

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Job Location
Seattle, WA
Job Description

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At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch's pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation's first and largest cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women's Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network.

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Fred Hutch is seeking a Sr. Scientific Director, Therapeutic Products Program (TPP). This program includes GMP manufacturing of clinical grade cellular and biological products, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Alliance/Project Management, and Process Development. Fred Hutch also has an Immune Monitoring program and the Scientific Director may consult with this group. The Scientific Director, TPP will implement strategic priorities, identify and introduce new technologies, form collaborations with internal and external investigators, ensure the appropriate scientific training and development of all staff, and ensure compliance with institutional, state, and federal guidelines.
The Sr. Scientific Director will have scientific oversight of core resources, including the Cell Processing Facility, Biologics Production Facility, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Immune Monitoring, Alliance/Project Management, and Process Development. The Sr. Scientific Director will be responsible for the efficient production and quality of both research and clinical-grade cellular and biological products in a high-paced research environment and will accomplish this goal in partnership with the Sr. Administrative Director. The Sr. Scientific Director will serve on the TPP Steering Committee and, as a member of this committee, will be expected to guide strategic planning for the TPP, ensuring the resource serves the scientific and strategic goals of Center programs and anticipates future need. The Senior Scientific Director will report to the TPP Steering Committee.

A Doctoral degree in a relevant field (medicine, life sciences, bioengineering, chemistry, or similar) and 5-7 years of experience in clinical GMP manufacturing of cellular or biologic products is required. Experience in translating projects from pre-clinical to Phase I testing is required. The candidate will have at least 5 years professional experience managing organizational leaders.

Experience in clinical GMP manufacturing of cellular products is highly preferred. Experience may be within the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry or in an academic setting. Experience in immunology is preferred.

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated ability to:
- Lead process development and transfer for manufacturing for clinical trials.
- Guide therapeutic programs through early stage clinical testing.
- Manage inspections performed by the FDA and other regulatory authorities.
- Effectively lead individual teams as well as act collaboratively across an organization.
- Collaborate effectively with an administrative partner.

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