Position Title: VP of Manufacturing
Location: Rockville, MD area
Position Type: Staff position with great benefits
Salary: $200K, D.O.E.
Position Number: 9289
Our Client is a young biotechnology company specializing in the development of immunotherapies for cancer treatment. They have asked Hallmark to help them find a Vice President of Manufacturing to manage their CMO, and the CROs that perform release testing of their virus bank and clinical products. This is a hands-on role, so the person in this position will be performing much of the work themselves, with consultants and in-house support as needed for specific expertise.
This is a staff position with a cutting edge company, offering health insurance, a 401k plan, life insurance, short/long term disability, vacation time and sick leave.
● Manage CMO for virus bank manufacturing and clinical product manufacturing
● Manage CROs that perform release testing of both virus bank and clinical products
● Directing in-house lab work as needed
● Hands-on virus manufacturing
● Working with Regulatory VP to assemble the CMC section of the IND (Investigational New Drug application to the FDA)
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
● PhD in a relevant scientific field of study
● Strong experience manufacturing viruses, particularly Herpes (HSV-1) or Vaccinia (experience with smaller viruses will not be considered)
● Experience working with the iCELLis bioreactor is strongly preferred
● Good understanding of the process of manufacturing viruses, as well as an understanding of the release / in-process testing required
● Skill with Microsoft Office suite
● Enthusiasm for scientific discovery
● Strong interpersonal, organization, and written / verbal communication skills are required
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Hallmark and our Client are Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employers. We encourage all qualified people with the current right to work for any employer in the USA to apply. NOTE: We cannot consider H-1 Visa candidates for this position. Principals only, please.