Job ID: #8879

Associate Director, Gene Therapy

Cambridge, MA
Science Science
Management / Directors


Responsibilities of the Associate Director, Gene Therapy:

  • Lead the early scientific team to engineer novel gene editing technologies as therapeutic candidates.
  • Lead preclinical therapeutic development programs in cells and into animal studies.
  • Oversee disease model and analytical assay development.
  • Build a team of all-star scientists.
  • Will be deeply involved with founders and executive team in building out company’s research development plan and strategy.
  • Will be involved with developing core IP around early research work.

Requirements of the Associate Director, Gene Therapy:

  • PhD with specialization in Genome Editing, Biochemistry, Biology, Molecular Biology or related scientific discipline.
  • Previous people leadership experience.
  • A proven scientific leader with 5+ years of industry experience in preclinical candidate development focused on genetic disease.
  • Direct industry experience in gene therapy or gene editing technologies.
  • Experience in Synthetic Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Systems Biology, Immunology, or related field.

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