Associate Director, Integrated Drug Substance Development

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Engineering precision exosomes

Codiak is driven by a belief that the most innovative medicines are found at the intersections of scientific fields and that problem-solving across disciplinary boundaries is necessary to be a leader in bionanoparticle therapeutics.  The Integrated Drug Substance Development (IDSD) group at Codiak, which spans mammalian cell culture, purification, and payload loading, is seeking a talented, creative, and passionate cell culture scientist/engineer to bring impactful therapeutic modalities to patients with unmet medical needs. The IDSD group prides itself on integrity, collaboration, and flexibility while gaining satisfaction in bringing promising new modalities to the clinic.

The Associate Director is a senior role within Codiak’s CMC organization, responsible for leading an integrated drug substance development team. This position will be responsible for providing stewardship of cell culture advances across Codiak, including perfusion cell culture and scale-up from lab to manufacturing scale. Experience in early or late-stage development with expertise in perfusion cell culture is expected along with a nuanced understanding of phase-appropriate development strategies. As the head of an integrated team, the successful candidate will have a working knowledge of downstream unit operations or an interest in expanding one’s knowledge base. Excellent communication skills and demonstrated aptitude in collaborating across functions are essential.

Given Codiak’s leadership in the emerging field of exosome therapeutics, individuals motivated to drive technology and innovation are ideally suited for this role. A key focus will be on process intensification to increase productivity. Knowledge of micro-scale and high throughput cell culture technology and practices is desirable.

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