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Associate Director/Director of Translational Medicine

  • Location: Redwood City
  • Salary: Negotiable per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 year ago

  • Sector: Life Sciences
  • Contact: Summer Martinez
  • Expiry Date: 08 February 2023
  • Job Ref: JN -012023-476274

Director of Translational Medicine

Redwood City, CA

We are seeking a Director of Translational Medicine to contribute to the successful translation of gamma delta T cell-based products from Discovery Research to Clinical Development. The individual will define and implement preclinical and clinical translational and biomarker strategies for product candidates entering clinical development and execute these strategies in first-in-human clinical trials.


  • Manages translational and biomarker strategies to progress our programs efficiently to the clinic
  • Procures and manages vendors to implement biomarker assay development and to perform biomarker analysis
  • Manages the development of clinical companion diagnostic tests
  • Understands project timelines and deliverables, and plans/coordinates project work accordingly with departmental, functional, and other stakeholders
  • Prepares and reviews translational medicine sections of IBs, INDs, abstracts, manuscripts, and technical reports
  • Contributes to scientific and strategy discussions to advance and enhance our platform and product candidates
  • Closely mentors junior scientists to further develop talent within the group


  • PhD scientist with a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience is required, preferably in biotechnology or pharmaceutical sectors
  • Strong background in cellular immunology and immuno-oncology, with an understanding of the tumor microenvironment of solid tumors, is required
  • Experience in in-depth characterization of T/NK cells and/or CAR T/NK cell products is preferred
  • Experience in developing clinical companion diagnostic tests is highly desirable
  • Strong team player with the ability to work in cross-functional teams
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Translational research experience is preferred