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Director/Senior Director, CMC Regulatory Affairs

Reference Number: 4028
Location: NY

Our client is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel recombinant viral vector vaccines against cancer and infectious diseases. We have been asked to identify candidates for their Director/Senior Director, CMC Regulatory Affairs.

Major tasks and responsibilities will include: 

  • Serves as Head of US CMC Regulatory Affairs, responsible for key regulatory activities in support of the development and commercialization of company products.
  • Develops and implements regulatory strategies for the earliest possible product approval.
  • Drives adherence to US and EU regulatory CMC and GMO requirements and guidelines for development of company products.
  • Coordinates and responds, as necessary, to requests for information regarding Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) from Regulatory Authorities.
  • Authors and/or reviews regulatory documentation for submissions and documentation.
  • Assists with preparations for FDA meetings.
  • Provides regulatory review and approval of cGMP documentation.
  • Represents regulatory concerns on interdisciplinary project teams.
  • Participates in regulatory intelligence activities.
  • Monitors regulatory guidelines and trends.
  • Leads knowledge of current industry-related topics, in particular GMO testing events and requirements.
  • Ensures CMC and GMO issues impacting global regulatory strategy for proposed regulatory filings are taken under consideration.
  • Manages regulatory submissions that involve CMC components.
  • Drives follow-up action plans resulting from agency feedback.
  • Participates in negotiations with regulatory agencies.
  • Assists during regulatory agency inspections.
  • Actively participates in Regulatory Affairs infrastructure and capability building.
  • Provides company representation at regulatory and industry organizations involved in setting standards for GMO therapies.
  • Travels on company business, approximately 1 week per 2-4 months.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in life science related field required. Advanced degree (MS or PhD) highly preferred.
  • Must have a minimum 6+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical or biotech industries.
  • Must have a minimum of 4+ years regulatory affairs experience, including regulatory CMC and/or GMO strategy for development and/or commercial pharmaceutical products.
  • Experience with immuno-oncology products, ATMPs, cell and gene therapy, and/or vaccines highly preferred.
  • Requires experience working in a global, matrix environment.
  • Must have solid understanding of the line functions and their role in research and development.
  • Strong interpersonal skills required.
  • Requires excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and exceptional attention to detail.
  • Must have demonstrated organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks and adhere to agreed timelines.
  • Understanding of electronic submissions required.
  • Requires knowledge and understanding of US, EU, Canada, and ICH guidelines.
  • Understanding of international GMO requirements highly preferred.
  • Must be highly computer literate.

If interested, please email your resume as a Word attachment to us, reference 4028.  No calls please. Include your daytime phone number and we will contact you confidentially or reply to your email.

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