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Head of NK Process Development

St. Louis, MO

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. This candidate will oversee process development activities related to our memory natural killer (mem NK) program and will play a vital role in the translation of our novel cell therapies into the clinic. The compensation package will be competitive and commensurate with experience and the specific level of the candidate.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversee a team of scientists who are responsible for the design and execution of NK process development studies, optimization experiments, data analysis, and generation of development reports.
  • Work closely with R&D to ensure smooth transfer from discovery to CMC.
  • As clinical programs progress, oversee manufacturing process scale up.
  • Support regulatory activities, including ownership of development-related IND and BLA sections.
  • Work closely with MSAT to support the transfer of manufacturing processes to external CDMOs and with the analytical development team to determine critical processing parameters.
  • Expand the NK process development team.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in biology, engineering, or related field. 15+ years industry experience with a BS, 10+ years with an MS, or 8+ years with a PhD.
  • 4+ years management experience.
  • Cell therapy development, including design of experiments.
  • NK cell culture and formulation experience.
  • Knowledge of aseptic technique, GxP, automated culturing systems (e.g., CliniMACS Prodigy).
  • Proficiency with statistical analysis software for experimental design and data analysis.
  • Familiarity with technical transfers to a CDMOs and protocol creation/review.
  • Experience authoring regulatory documents.

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