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Senior Scientist, Gene Therapy

Company: CSL Behring
Location: King Of Prussia
Posted on: May 23, 2020

Job Description:

With operations in 35+ nations and - 20,000 employees worldwide, CSL is driven to develop and deliver a broad range of lifesaving therapies to treat disorders such as hemophilia and primary immune deficiencies, and vaccines to prevent influenza. Our therapies are also used in cardiac surgery, organ transplantation and burn treatment.CSL is the parent company of CSL Behring and Seqirus.CSL Behring is a global leader in the protein biotherapeutics industry, focused on bringing to market biotherapies used to treat serious and often rare conditions. CSL Behring operatesCSL Plasma , one of the world's largest collectors of human plasma, which is used to create CSL's therapies. Seqirus is the second largest influenza vaccine company in the world and is a transcontinental partner in pandemic preparedness and a major contributor to the prevention and control of influenza globally.We invite you to take a look at the many career possibilities available around the globe and consider building your promising future at CSL by becoming a member of our team!ResponsibilitiesAs a gene therapy expert, this role is responsible for the non-clinical development strategy and the delivery of non-clinical proof of concept and safety data to support of CSLs gene therapy programs. The role will act as the Pharmacology & Toxicology representative and scientific expert within global cross-functional project teams. The incumbent will actively grow a high quality internal and external gene therapy research expert network.QualificationsSupport the development of non-clinical development strategies and provide scientific expertise to research and development projects.Serve as function's representative and preclinical project lead for selected gene therapy projectsManage and coordinate internal and external pharmacology and safety studies to generate pivotal proof of concept and safety data to progress global R&D programs.Plan, monitor, analyze and report preclinical pharmacology and toxicology studies conducted internally or in collaboration with external contract research organizations (CROs) for selected projects.Oversee and manage non-clinical development activities to support, process development, clinical development, marketing and manufacturing of gene therapy products.Prepare and review non-clinical documents as part of regulatory submissions and interactions and interact with health authorities as required.Maintain a high level of awareness of scientific and regulatory developments and the competitive environment to assist on ongoing strategic re-evaluation of ongoing programs.Actively collaborate with global, cross-continental project teams.Actively establish and foster a high quality, global network with gene therapy experts internally and externallySupport improvement initiatives to enhance efficiency and quality of the group's deliverables.CapabilitiesAdvanced degree (PhD, MD, PharmD) in Life Sciences or closely related fieldsIn depth knowledge of molecular biology, stem cell biology, in vivo/ex vivo gene therapy and gene editing3+ years of experience as non-clinical scientist in a biotechnology, pharmaceutical or CRO setting would be advantageous.Relevant experience in gene therapy.Knowledge of relevant regulatory guidelines preferredStrong scientific background in at least one of the following therapeutic areas: hematology, immunology, transplantation, cardiovascular disease, pulmonology.Competencies:Proven ability to work effectively both independently or in a team setting, and to meet set goals by managing own timelines.Experience in working in cross-functional, multicultural and international teams.Excellent communication and analytical skills.Experience in analyzing and presenting research results to scientific and professional audiences.Strong planning and organizational skills.Ability to work successfully in a matrix organizational structure.Strong negotiation skills and ability to identify and engage internal and external expertise as needed.Understanding of drug development process (ICH/GLP) advantageous.Fluent in English, oral and writtenWorker Type:EmployeeWorker Sub Type:Regular

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