Sr. Manager, MSAT



California, USA
Posted on Friday, June 30, 2023

ImmPACT Bio is a clinical-stage company, headquartered in the Los Angeles area, and with a subsidiary in Israel, developing novel cell therapies for treating cancer. The company’s next-generation chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T cell technologies are based on Boolean logic-gate approaches and address key biological challenges for engineered T cell therapies including relapse due to antigen loss/escape; on-target, off-tumor toxicities; and the immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment.

ImmPACT Bio is looking for a proactive, strategic, and hands-on individual to join our growing team as the Associate Director, MSAT. This position will report to the Director, MSAT, and be responsible for the technical transfer and lead technical support to internal and external manufacturing.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage technical transfer to internal manufacturing or CDMO, including but not limited to, developing tech transfer strategy, authoring tech transfer protocol, performing gap assessment, planning and managing resources, managing timelines, and training manufacturing staff.
  • Leverage project management skills and technical expertise to troubleshoot on-the-floor problems in real-time and investigate and properly escalate complex issues to senior management to ensure smooth manufacturing.
  • Develop gap assessment and risk management strategies and continuously monitor, trend, anticipate, proactively mitigate, and resolve roadblocks that may arise during GMP manufacturing.
  • Partner with Manufacturing, Process Science, Quality, Supply Chain, and other teams to ensure successful product manufacturing and delivery to clinical sites.
  • Provide technical leadership in deviation, out-of-specification, and change control management, ensuring compliance with internal standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Support regulatory filings and product life cycle management and contribute to process characterization and PPQ.

Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, or Process Science/Engineering with 12+ years (M.S. with 10+ years) of clinical or commercial manufacturing experience in the biopharma industry.
  • Solid experience in leading tech transfer, collecting and evaluating data from external manufacturing partners like CDMO, troubleshooting process issues/problems, authoring, and reviewing the batch record and other documents, and communicating results within the team and to other stakeholders is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work in cross-functional teams, meet deadlines, and prioritize multiple projects is required.
  • A solid understanding of the fundamentals of ICH and other industry guidelines supporting product life cycle management, with a proven ability to assimilate data and grow product knowledge into the broader aspects of CMC development and lifecycle management is strongly preferred.
  • Experience in cell therapy and/or viral vector GMP manufacturing environment is strongly preferred.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent verbal and written communication skills is preferred.
  • Experience with process characterization and PPQ is preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Operational Excellence and Lean Six Sigma techniques is a plus.
  • Experience working in a self-driven, performance/results-oriented, fast-paced matrix environment is a plus.
At ImmPACT Bio we embrace transparency in our total rewards pay and benefits program and philosophy. We believe in offering and maintaining competitive compensation and benefits programs for our employees to attract and retain a talented, highly engaged workforce. Our compensation programs are focused on fair and equitable pay practices including market based and data supported base pay, an annual performance-based bonus plan, and equity grants (ISO) for new employees.

Compensation for the role will depend on several factors, including a candidate’s qualifications, skills, competencies, and experience.
Salary Range
$149,758$171,270 USD

ImmPACT Bio provides a generous Total Rewards package, to include a competitive base salary, bonus, and equity package as well as generous benefits and paid time off programs. ImmPACT Bio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will review all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. All information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.