This position will work with the Technical Operations teams to strategize and design approaches to develop screening tools to evaluate vector constructs or producer cell lines targeting certain disease and tissues as well as plan and implement these approaches. This position will also interact closely with process sciences allogenic cell processing groups, quality control, CMO or CROs to support or oversee assay qualification or validation for vector reagent release testing. The Associate Director/Principal Scientist will lead the vector analytics group of 6 to 9 Scientists and Research Associates.
Reports to: Senior Director Viral Vector Development
Location: Thousand Oaks (northwest Los Angeles area), CA
Education and Experience:
We launched Atara Biotherapeutics in August 2012 to help patients with serious diseases and few therapeutic options. We’re named after Atara Ciechanover who suffered from cancer before passing away. We are considered a leading off-the-shelf T-cell immunotherapy company (Nasdaq ATRA) developing novel treatments for patients with cancer, autoimmune and viral diseases.
We’re proud of our team of 350+ Atarians co-located by design in South San Francisco (corporate headquarters) and Southern California (R&D and manufacturing headquarters in the northwest Los Angeles area) with a newly-established European headquarters in Zug, Switzerland. Atara also has a R&D site in the Denver, Colorado area and an office in New York City. Our Southern California hub is anchored by a new 90,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art Atara T-Cell Operations and Manufacturing (ATOM) facility in Thousand Oaks, California.
Our mission – “Transform the lives of patients with serious medical conditions through pioneering science, teamwork, and a commitment to excellence.”
Our vision - “T-Cell Immunotherapy for every patient, any time.”
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