Associate Director, mRNA (Process Development)

Watertown, MA

Associate Director, mRNA (Process Development) 1368907

Location: Cambridge, MA (Onsite)
Science: Cell/ Gene Therapy

Therapeutic Area: Undisclosed

Job Overview:

This position will be responsible for leading an integrated mRNA focused process development team. This position will play a critical role in successfully developing manufacturing processes that deliver a high quality drug substance


  • Build and lead an integrated process development team across upstream and downstream functions for mRNA production
  • Define and execute drug substance development plans that will establish suitable manufacturing processes and control strategies for clinical manufacturing
  • Drive process tech transfer to internal and external manufacturing teams
  • Contribute to regulatory filings and technical reports
  • Mentor and develop scientists and associates to grow the team and prepare them for future roles


  • Ph.D. in Chemical/Biomedical Engineering, Biochemistry, or a related discipline with 6+ years of relevant industrial experience, M.S. with 10+ years, or B.S with 12+ years
  • Strong technical experience in scalable mRNA production encompassing in vitro transcription and purification by chromatography/filtration
  • Experience executing process development activities as part of a successful IND-enabling and/or clinical program
  • Extensive knowledge of mRNA process analytics
  • Demonstrated ability to hire and develop top scientists/associates
  • Strategic thinker with an innovative mindset

About Stratacuity:

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Watertown, MA

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Date Posted:
August 30, 2023

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