Associate Director



201-500 employees

Develops gene-editing tools for treating genetic diseases


$170,000 - $210,000

Equity, Bonuses, Medical Benefits, Financial Benefits, Other Benefits

Senior, Expert

Oakland, CA, USA

Required Skills
  • Undergraduate (advanced degree preferred) in Biochemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, or a closely related field
  • At least ten years of GMP manufacturing experience, with at least five years of experience managing and leading teams
  • Leadership and recent experience with plasmid, nucleic acid, and nanoparticle delivery manufacturing
  • Demonstrated experience leading, managing, and mentoring manufacturing teams
  • Demonstrated ability to develop focused strategies and translatable actions, including identification and prioritization
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Extremely organized and able to efficiently manage your time and workflow, including skillfully prioritizing both long-term projects and day-to-day responsibilities
  • A highly collaborative and team-oriented approach to leadership, a high level of self-awareness, and a passion for making a meaningful contribution to cell or gene therapy through your work
  • Manage and provide oversight of cGMP manufacturing operations, ensuring production and resource scheduling is executed against the operational plan
  • Prepare annual manufacturing operational budget and execute operations against the budget
  • Partner with QA to address audit reports, develop specifications, investigate deviations, and implementation of CAPAs
  • Contribute to the development and approval of batch records, phase-appropriate control strategies, out-of-specification, and out-of-trend investigations
  • Assess the impact of change control on processes and qualified systems to ensure compliance
  • Ensure cGMP regulations/requirements for facilities and utilities for manufacturing are met, including participation in facility audits
  • Assess gaps, propose solutions, and ensure timely execution of strategies to minimize risks
  • Establish and maintain cross-functional relationships with manufacturing, process engineering, and quality operations for efficient operations
  • Communicate strategies and provide status updates to the broader CMC team
  • Represent manufacturing team and mentor staff for growth and development
  • Direct the authoring of manufacturing summary reports, lead process monitoring, and continuous improvement of manufacturing operations, as needed
  • Implement project management methodologies to streamline manufacturing operations
  • Author sections of the CMC modules in support of regulatory submissions

Metagenomi, a leader in the gene-editing industry, is distinguished by its metagenomics-powered toolbox, enabling the development of potentially curative therapeutics for genetic diseases. The company's unique approach harnesses the power of metagenomics, studying genomes from uncultivated organisms, to discover and develop a suite of novel gene-editing tools. This approach allows Metagenomi to potentially make any desired therapeutic gene edit, anywhere in the human genome, setting it apart from competitors in the field.

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Emeryville, California



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