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Associate Director/Director, Regenerative Medicine - Muscle 

If interested and qualified, please include Requisition # 2016-147 in the subject line when emailing resume to: careers@crisprtx.com.

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Position Summary

  • Familiarity with and/or exposure with gene therapy / editing and genetic assays, analytics and interpretation, including Sanger sequencing, NGS, qPCR, etc.
  • Comfort in overseeing in vitro disease model development, functional assay development, and characterization (for both primary and immortalized lines)
  • Translational background in vivo disease modeling/selection as well as biochemical and functional phenotyping, which may include one or more of the following
    • Genetic, molecular, cellular, and physiology characterization
    • Viral vector delivery model development and biodistribution study design and execution
    • Cell-based therapy / implantation study design and execution
  • Experience with sourcing, assessing, scoping work, tracking performance and ensuring delivery of services from CROs, academic alliance partners, and external expert consultants
  • Pre-existing disease specific knowledge in musculoskeletal system and/or neurologic system (CNS, PNS) and/or willingness to build up expertise quickly, to include working knowledge of therapeutic pipelines in gene therapy for major diseases and of prominent KOLs in academia and industry 

Scope of Responsibilities 

  • Develop and present regenerative medicine research strategy including
    • Build vision and operational plan / resourcing needs for a portfolio of internal programs and external research collaborations, and periodically refresh based on data, experience
    • Communicate strategy to team, other TA directors, R&D leadership and the business, to enable within and across team and function collaboration
    • Participate in periodic leadership portfolio planning, and provide strategic inputs to enable leadership decision-making
    • Work with business to identify, assess, and prioritize new external business opportunities as needed
  • Build and empower the team to execute the research strategy including
    • Support technical and interpersonal skill development of research associates, scientists, and Senior Scientists, working hand in hand with Program / Alliance management
    • Lead talent recruitment and development for team
    • Work with scientists to refine and prepare output for internal leadership presentations and for external communications in collaboration with Alliance management / Business Development
    • Overseeing external KOL / alliance relationship management for program-related projects, by managing research collaboration(s) and consultants

Qualifications

  • PhD with 10+ years of post-doctoral training combined with industry experience
  • Experience in the musculoskeletal and/or neurodegenerative therapeutic area, background with mammalian gene therapy, or related field and a broad range of cell and molecular biology techniques
  • Prior group lead or oversight of scientific projects, programs and people
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to collaborate with peers and effectively work in a team-oriented environment
  • Scientifically rigorous, highly organized, and with significant attention to detail

Competencies

  • Decision Making – The ability to make sound decisions using judgment by evaluating all factors involved and potential impact.
  • Scientific Rigor/Attention to detail – Maintains high scientific rigor and attention to detail in designing and testing hypotheses and analyzing data. Challenges assumptions, demonstrates highly organized thinking and documentation.
  • Communication and Teamwork – Effectively expresses ideas in written, visual, and oral context. Able to work co-operatively with others; the genuine desire to be a part of a team and contribute to organizational and team goals.
  • Results Orientation / Productive Work Habits – Drives issues to closure and gets the job done. Skilled at analyzing scope of work, as well as planning and executing a successful outcome. Understands and assigns / utilizes resources effectively and efficiently.
  • Problem Solving – The ability to understand a situation, task or problem by breaking it down into smaller pieces using a systematic approach and to identify patterns and connections between situations that are not obviously related.

If interested and qualified, please include Requisition # 2016-147 in the subject line when emailing resume to: careers@crisprtx.com.

For more information on CRISPR Therapeutics, please click here.