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Associate: CMC Outsourcing

St. Louis, MO; San Diego, CA; or remote eligible

Wugen, Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel “off-the-shelf” Memory NK and CAR-T cell therapies for the treatment of cancer.  Our Immuno-oncology therapies address the unmet need of patients with solid tumors and hematologic malignancies. Our transformative platform provides a distinct set of advantages over other immune cells commonly used for cell therapy. We have premier research facilities in St. Louis, MO and San Diego, CA. Come join us in our pursuit to eradicate cancer. To learn more about us, please visit www.wugen.com and follow us on LinkedIn.

Job Description

Wugen Inc. is seeking exceptional and highly motivated candidates to join our growing CMC team to be based in St. Louis, MO or San Diego, CA. This candidate will be responsible for interacting with contract service providers to provide Project Management support.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Contract Service Provider (CSP) Oversight
    • Provide CSP project management support including communication, cost, scope, schedule, procurement, and risk/issue management.
    • Actively monitor CSP performance to ensure schedule, cost, scope, and quality adherence per agreed contracts
    • Monitor/manage costs via Change Orders, Purchase Orders, and Invoices, as needed
    • Draft/review SOPs and tools for CSP oversight
    • Support selection and assessments of CSPs (retrospectively & prospectively)
    • Support generation/review of Request for Proposals, Requests for Information, Master Service Agreements, Quality Assurance Agreements, and Scope of Work
  • Quality Assurance Interface
    • Work w/QA to support evaluations of vendors, materials, deviations, etc. – using structured tools (e.g. 6σ, Lean)
    • Support investigations and audits, as needed.
  • Regulatory Filings
    • Support the vendor-specific sections of filing documents (describing manufacturing facilities, management of donors, storage, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in engineering, biology, management, or related technical field. 5+ years experience with a BS, 4+ years with an MS; 3+ years with a PhD; industry experience required.
  • Project management experience in the pharmaceutical or biosciences industry.
  • Outsourcing experience in the pharmaceutical or biosciences industry.
  • Familiarity with Lean manufacturing and/or 6 Sigma principles
  • Statistical analysis proficiency for data analysis.
  • Self-motivated with ability to work with minimal direction and operate efficiently in a fast-paced, collaborative work environment.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Working knowledge in standard software including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

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