Manager/Sr. Process Engineer, Cell Therapy Process Development

Tech Ops Cambridge, Massachusetts


Description

Company Overview

Repertoire Immune Medicines is a clinical-stage biotechnology company dedicated to creating treatments for diseases based on the power of the human T cell repertoire to eliminate cancer cells, target pathogens, and regulate immune function.

Repertoire’s strategy lies in understanding the immune synapse – the interaction between specific T cells and the corresponding antigen-presenting cells that dictate T cell activity.  The company’s proprietary DECODE™ technology platform, developed by Repertoire scientists, provides a comprehensive understanding of the full repertoire of interactions between T cell receptors and their antigen targets.  We believe the ability to decode these interactions represents one of the greatest opportunities for innovation in medical science.

Repertoire’s team operates from sites in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Zurich, Switzerland and uses its DECODE technology to rationally design treatments for cancers, autoimmune disorders, and infectious diseases.

Role Overview

We are seeking a Manager/Sr. Process Engineer to lead a Process Development team and to drive our multi-antigen specific Deep Primed™ T cell therapy platform.  Leading from the laboratory bench, we seek an individual who can lead a team of Process Engineers and Process development scientists in defining, designing, and executing process development studies.  The Manager/Sr. Process Engineer will report to the Sr. Director of Process Development and Manufacturing and will be responsible for developing Repertoire’s  platform of mobilizing the immune system to eradicate cancer.  Working closely within the CMC team on novel R&D programs, this group leader will be involved with process development, characterization, and engineering as well as operating upstream and downstream cell processing equipment.  The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment, and breaking new ground in the cell therapy space.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and mentor a group of scientists and engineers in the experimental development and optimization of Repertoire’s cell therapy manufacturing process.
  • Design and Execute experiments to establish process parameters and identify process scale-up activities to support process tech transfer to clinical manufacturing.
  • Provide design input and execute well-controlled experiments to drive process improvements.
  • Working collaboratively with discovery, analytical development, and manufacturing science colleagues, the group leader will advance technology development initiatives and contribute to process engineering efforts.

Qualifications/Experience

  • MS with 5+ years of experience, or PhD with 3+ years of experience in a cell therapy or related industry.
  • Experience managing direct reports and/or leading lab-based teams
  • Experience with the use of Design of Experiments, Quality by Design and cell therapy process development methods is preferred.
  • Experience with semi-automated and automated cell separation and processing equipment such as Elutra, Sepax, Lovo, Rotea, and CliniMACS, etc
  • Experience with human T cells isolation and culture is preferred. Experience with mammalian cell culture techniques or primary cell culture is must required.
  • Experience interpreting analytical methods used to characterize immune cell-based therapies. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication, highly organized with significant attention to detail.

Repertoire is committed towards social responsibility and developing an inclusive culture.  Much as the power of the immune system lies in the diversity of T and B cells, our work requires the creativity and ingenuity of a diverse workforce.  We believe in actively pursuing equity in all facets of the work experience at Repertoire.  We will continue to educate ourselves about the inequities and barriers present in our society and take action as a company where we can make a difference.

Repertoire is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.