Senior Biomedical & Cell Therapy Manufacturing Development Officer

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 5,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

SENIOR BIOMEDICAL & CELL THERAPY MANUFACTURING DEVELOPMENT OFFICER sought by Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope in Duarte, CA.

Duties: Lead all contractual responsibilities concerning cell therapy manufacturing activities at City of Hope (COH) Center for Applied Technology Development (CATD) using knowledge of molecular biology and biologics manufacturing. Manage and supervise all negotiations and contractual work with third parties on behalf of CATD including in-license and out-license agreements. Function as primary business development resource for CATD. Responsible for actively pursuing and facilitating collaborative sponsored research relationships and licensing relationships with outside parties. Identify additional value and manage potential business risks for CATD and OTL. Represent CATD and OTL interests to internal stakeholders. Maintain strong working relationships with other COH departments to support COH's IP policies. Assist Director in preparation of yearly budgets and reporting of financial, patenting, and licensing activities of the office to the VP.

Requirements: Master's degree or equivalent in Molecular Biology, Biological Sciences or a related field, plus four (4) years of experience as Biomedical and Cell Therapy Manufacturing Development Officer, Technology Licensing Manager/Specialist or related occupation, including experience in licensing negotiation, academic contracting, and intellectual property protection; experience in cGMP contract negotiation including biologics manufacturing processes including lentivirus manufacturing and stem cells manufacturing, clinical research, human subject research, and non-profit academic issues; managing technologies in diabetes and oncology including blood cancers and solid cancers; managing technologies in immune-oncology including antibody technology, cancer vaccines, and chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy; leading in over five (5) patent exclusive license deals in diabetes or oncology; and working on license deal structure and comparables for early stage technologies.

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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