Senior Director
Head of R&D IT
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
Sana Biotechnology

201-500 employees

Engineers cells as medicines for untreatable diseases
Company Overview
Sana Biotechnology, Inc. stands out as a leading company in the cell and gene therapy industry, with a unique focus on using engineered cells as medicines to treat diseases with poor outcomes or that are currently untreatable. Their competitive edge lies in their advanced delivery technologies, their ability to differentiate pluripotent stem cells into immune-cloaked functional cells, and their commitment to scalable manufacturing solutions. The company's culture is deeply rooted in impacting patients' lives, as evidenced by their ongoing development of diverse drug candidates aimed at broadening treatment possibilities.

Company Stage


Total Funding





Seattle, Washington

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Cambridge, MA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Microsoft Azure
Development Operations (DevOps)
Google Cloud Platform
DevOps & Infrastructure
  • PhD with 8-12+ years’ experience or MS with 12-15 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry or healthcare sector, with joint experience / degree in Computer Science, Medical Informatics or Bioinformatics
  • 10+ years of supervisory experience required
  • Experience in multiple R&D functions and data domains
  • Good understanding of regulations and GCP & GLP requirements for drug development
  • Advanced experience working on Phase I-IV studies
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including process mapping/project management tools such as Jira, Smartsheet’s, Visio and Project
  • Familiarity with ERP and Clinical Data Management systems
  • Understands cloud-based/SaaS systems
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing, while also articulating and translating technical language to non-technical customers
  • Experience with modern data technologies/stack such as cloud services (AWS, Azure, GCP), Containerization (Docker, Kubernetes), Databases (Redshift, Snowflake), Programing languages (R, Python, SAS), VCS and CICD (GitHub, GitLab)
  • Experience in machine learning workload and AI powered products
  • Experience with core IT domains like infrastructure, operations, and cybersecurity
  • Lead the planning, design, implementation, documentation, and support of various R&D systems
  • Partner with R&D Computational Scientists, Data Scientists, and technology teams to advance complex and/or highly novel use-cases with cross-functional dependencies
  • Serve as a key thought leader in data strategy, driving thought leadership and inspiring innovation
  • Contributes to overall strategic direction of the company and the role of clinical data management in maintaining the company's competitive advantage and differentiation
  • Holds overall accountability for meeting the strategic aims, and annual objectives, for both internal and external relationships for Clinical Data Management (CDM)
  • Serves as the Data Management leader representing R&D during regulatory inspections and submissions, and internal audits pertaining to R&D activities
  • Collaborate with scientists within Discovery and across R&D to identify and lead projects involving the aggregation and analysis of large data sets to identify key trends and insights that advance scientific understanding
  • Partner with internal IT teams to plan and deliver IT infrastructure, projects, and systems in support of R&D operations
  • Manage projects, design solutions & production support related to R&D applications
  • Manage external vendors/service providers
  • Manage Budget related to R&D systems & experienced people manager & team builder
Desired Qualifications
  • Veeva, LabVantage, Benchling experience is a plus