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Job Locations US-CA-Thousand Oaks | US-Remote
Atara’s Global Medical Affairs (GMA) team focuses on broadening opportunities for patient access by ensuring that health care stakeholders have the evidence they need on our products and the confidence in that evidence to make informed treatment decisions. As a key pillar in the broader Atara organization, GMA has a pivotal role in bridging internal partner functions (including Clinical, Translational, Health Economics and Commercial) and collaborating across the dynamic health ecosystem to ultimately deliver better patient outcomes while making care more accessible and affordable for all.   Scientific Communications in Medical Affairs plays a critical role in creating and executing strategies for communicating scientific data to external audiences.  Reporting to the Sr. Director, Scientific Communications, the Director, Global Publications leads cross-functional, global publication planning teams to develop and execute publication strategies that effectively and accurately communicate scientific, medical, and health economics data. The successful candidate will also partner with internal and external authors on publication development, liaise with external corporate and academic partners, and oversee scientific communication vendors who support the writing of manuscripts and abstracts and creation of scientific posters and presentations.  The successful candidate will also collaborate on other priorities of the Scientific Communications team including core congress planning and execution, resource development for Field Medical and supporting escalated Medical Information requests.   Location:             Thousand Oaks, CA or REMOTE Reports to:      Sr. Director, Scientific Communications Travel:                 May be required (up to 20%)   Primary Responsibilities: - Leads (1) development of publication strategy in collaboration with cross-functional partners, (2) publication planning activities, (3) execution of the agreed upon publication plan. - Analyzes scientific data and interprets its significance to accurately guide the assessment of publication concepts in collaboration with the cross-functional publications team. - In collaboration with authors and a writing vendor, manages publication timelines and content development (i.e., abstracts, manuscripts, posters, oral presentations), which may require writing, re-writing, editing, and guiding the submission of publications to appropriate journals, medical congresses, and other venues. - Partners with internal and external authors on publication development in accordance with Good Publications Practices, ICMJE guidelines and Atara’s publications SOP. - The ability to identify, assess, and supervise writing vendors, freelance writers, technical professionals, and other external resources. - Oversees and ensures adherence to Atara global publication planning processes and publications SOP. - Work cross-functionally to develop FAQs for response to unsolicited questions related to key data releases. - Leads scientific congress activities, including critical evaluation and review of congress data and development of booth content and resources. - Communicates key publication metrics and data to Senior Leadership. - Educates and trains staff on publication requirements and related business processes. - Creates/updates field medical resources related to key Atara scientific data. - Leads the annual update of disease state and product-specific scientific platform. - Manages resourcing and budget, reprioritizing activities as needed.
Category
Medical Affairs
ID
2023-1996
Job Locations US-CA-Thousand Oaks
The Director, Process Development is responsible for leading process development and supporting GMP manufacturing activities for one of Atara’s allogeneic antigen-targeted T-cell immunotherapy product candidates.    Responsibilities include establishing and managing work plans to achieve program goals, assuring processes are developed in compliance with FDA regulations and those of other regulatory agencies, transferring manufacturing processes to Atara’s manufacturing department, supporting process validation activities, authoring process-related CMC sections of INDs and other regulatory filings.    This role will author and/or review sections of CMC regulatory submissions and communications and represent the Atara in regulatory interactions. The role requires breadth of experience across CMC functions with a focus in process development, and a history of substantial contribution to authoring CMC methods sections of regulatory filings.  Importantly, the Director will have experience developing cell therapy manufacturing processes.   Reports to:   Sr. Director, Process Development Location:    Thousand Oaks, CA Travel:      Travel required (up to 15%) Primary Responsibilities - Establishes, communicates, and manages project plans and timelines for phase-appropriate process development, transfer to manufacturing and manage activities through to punctually achieving goals. - Shapes approach and policies for developing and establishing production processes. - Serves as expert in cell processing technology development for manufacture of cell therapies within a GMP manufacturing environment.        - Provides technical and GMP compliance guidance to cross-functional teams in support of project goals. - Represents the process development function for authoring, reviewing and approval of GMP and regulatory documents as appropriate, including SOPs, reports, risk and impact assessment, and filing sections. - Collaborates with Atara Analytical Development, Manufacturing, Quality and Regulatory functions as well as with functional leads of external partners to maintain alignment of goals and to navigate project obstacles. - Strategizes and leads/supervises communications with regulatory agencies regarding technical subject matter. - Leads project sub-teams and working groups and may serve as Technical Project Lead representing Technical Operations on product teams. - Hires, supervises, and mentors scientific staff. 
Category
Process Sciences
ID
2023-1994
Job Locations US-CA-Thousand Oaks
The Senior Director of Supply Chain leads Atara’s Global Supply Chain strategy; plans strategically throughout the different steps of clinical product lifecycle and is fully accountable for the overall product supply process. This role will lead the Supply Chain team to develop robust, cost-effective manufacturing and supply chain strategies, as well as lead cross-functional options analyses to enable commercialization of Atara’s pipeline. Additionally, this role is responsible for the Global Supply Chain project portfolio management including planning, tracking, resources, metrics, KPIs reporting, OE facilitation, and deliverables.   Reports to:  VP, Operations Location:    Thousand Oaks, CA (Hybrid/Flex) Travel:     up to 10%   Primary Responsibilities: - Acts as the main liaison within Clinical Operations, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Quality, and external partners to support key tasks related to planning, shipping & logistics, labeling, packaging and distribution of clinical materials for multiple clinical trials. - Generates analysis and develops business case(s) to support decisions regarding prospective opportunities consistent with the strategic direction of Technical Operations. - Coordinates and oversees execution of the Supply Chain from strategy to commercialization. - Develops and supports the execution of product commercialization plans and the overall network supply strategy. - Manage activities related to strategic purchasing, material requirements planning, inventory control, warehousing, and distribution of materials and products - Conducts project scoping, chartering, execution strategy, process improvement activities, and change management for key supply chain projects. Engages stakeholders, ensures cross-functional alignment, and facilitates internal and external communication. - Provides project management support for complex, cross-functional teams. Develops integrated plans, identifying rate limiting factors and key dependencies. Develops tracking dashboards and alerts to identify any critical issues that can play or impact program. - Responsible for timely identification of critical path risks and for escalating issues to line leaders and project team representative for resolution. Ensures all team members understand project goals and objectives, current project plan and schedule, critical path activities and risks. - Recommends and implements innovative process ideas that impact execution and cost efficiency. Acts as cross-functional liaison to ensure project plans remain aligned with current business development strategies. - Ascertains product requirements from internal sources and external partners, translates into specific goals, and ensures the delivered products will meet the expectations of customers, stakeholders, and external collaborators. - Applies decision analysis tools to analyze complex situations and recommend defensible actions and solutions. Exercises good judgement within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. - Organizes and facilitates team meetings and presentations. As a key interface between different groups, ensures timely communication of changes or updates on timelines and deliverables. - Role model for Atara TRAIT values (Transparency, Respect, Accountability, Integrity, Trust)
Category
Supply Chain & Op Excellence
ID
2023-1993
Job Locations US-CA-Thousand Oaks | US-Remote
The Senior Specialist, Sales & Operations Planning, is responsible for developing and executing short term supply plans for Allogeneic cell therapy products. The S&OP Senior Specialist will orchestrate the manufacturing of multiple products across multiple sites (external) with the primary goal of ensuring supply of Atara’s cell therapy portfolio. We are looking for a self-directed supply chain expert to work cross-functionally with both internal and external partners to orchestrate supply against clinical and commercial demand.   Reports to:             Manager, Sales & Operations Planning, Supply Chain Location:                Thousand Oaks, CA or Remote   Position Responsibilities: - Develops and manages end-to-end T-cell supply plans to ensure seamless supply of starting materials, manufacturing of intermediates and final product, and on-time delivery to clinical & commercial sites. - Responsible for developing and executing T-cell therapy raw material, intermediate and final product supply plans against forecasted and realized demand. - Supports the Sales and Operations Planning process including development and maintenance of planning cycles in support of demand and supply plans. - Coordinates with internal teams/stakeholders, strategic partners and CMOs to ensure product manufacturing plan is clear and executable. - Consolidate and analyzes inputs/assumptions to ensure a robust plan. - Promptly identifies, escalates, and resolves issues and mitigate risks to clinical and commercial supply. - Interfaces throughout the organization, including Senior Management. - Support and engage in quality records through Atara’s Quality Management Systems.
Category
Supply Chain & Op Excellence
ID
2022-1986
Job Locations US-CA-Thousand Oaks
The Sr. Research Associate or Associate Scientist under supervision will be required directly to participating and performing in laboratory activities to support the design, development, and qualification/Validation of bioanalytical methods and cell-based assays for characterization, in-process and lot release testing of engineered T cell drug products and their impurities. This role will be involved in assay optimization and standardization and assay transfer to QC team. Will be expected to perform assay development experiments, document methods and materials, write technical reports and communicate findings. This role is expected in cross-functional collaboration with other departments as needed.   Report to:   Principal Scientist, Analytical Development Location:    Thousand Oaks, CA Primary Responsibilities - Developing and performing T-Cell mediated target cell killing assays for evaluating potency or alloreactivity of engineered allogeneic CAR-T cell products. - Playing supporting role in developing other bioassays such as, cell proliferation, residual test, etc. for cell therapy product release and characterization, - Supporting assay optimization, qualification/validation. - Collaborating with and supporting other assay development team members. - Running routine assays to produce data on behalf of Analytical Development team. - Evaluating reagents and supplies to meet quality standard. - Documenting laboratory procedures and experiments with great attention to detail in Laboratory Notebook or Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN). - Writing technical reports and test methods. - Participating in assay transfer and providing lifecycle supports. - Role model for Atara’s Values of patients first, innovation teamwork, community, and mindset. 
Category
Process Sciences
ID
2022-1985
Job Locations US-CA-Thousand Oaks
The Viral Vector Process Development Scientist will be part of the Viral Vector Development Department and is responsible for both upstream and downstream viral vector process development supporting Atara’s T-cell therapy programs.   This role is responsible for developing/improving the viral vector platform that is critical to Atara’s T-cell therapy programs. This work includes developing and characterizing the process for manufacturing master and working cell banks for viral vector production, developing and characterizing the upstream process for viral vector production, developing and characterizing the downstream process for viral vector production, and authoring technical reports to support regulatory filings. The position would be expected to design studies, establish schedules and deadlines, perform experiments at the bench, analyze and interpret data, and organize and present data to invested collaborators. The Scientist will also manage external vendors and internal collaborators to achieve viral vector program goals. This role authors technical protocols and reports, drafts data capture records, and SOPs.   Reports to:            Director, Viral Vector Development Work Location:      Thousand Oaks, CA  Onsite Presence:   Scientist expected to work onsite >90%   Position Responsibilities: - Design and implement strategies for upstream and downstream process development for viral vector, including cell line engineering. - Mammalian cell culture for both adherent and suspension cells. - Aseptic technique suitable for highly controlled tissue culture work. - Perform characterization studies for upstream and downstream process parameters. - Execute selection and screening studies, including subcloning and genetic stability. - Basic analysis of genetic sequences for plasmids, viruses, and cells. - Work closely with external partners on characterization and release studies. - Maintain detailed documentation of laboratory procedures and experiments. - Adhere to SOPs and protocols with no deviations. - Managing project schedule and study deliverables to consistently meet deadlines. - Interact cross-functionally within the process development and analytical development teams to achieve program objectives. - Assist in writing technical reports, protocols/SOPs, and Tech-Transfer documents. - Read and understand relevant literature and be able to extrapolate key information and/or techniques that may be utilized for developmental work. - Maintain relationships with vendor representatives as necessary. - Prepares data presentations for internal group meetings. - Provides leadership and training to more junior team members.
Category
Process Sciences
ID
2022-1979
Job Locations US-CA-Thousand Oaks | US-Remote
This role supports the growth of Atara Bio's pipeline in immuno-oncology and hematology-oncology at the clinical trials level. In collaboration with clinical and project teams of the company, the successful candidate plans, designs, and executes clinical development research studies to evaluate the efficacy, safety, clinical pharmacology, and pharmacokinetics of biologic and cellular immunotherapies. The position is also on-point to initiate and manage scientific collaborations with pre-eminent academic institutions, investigators, and consultants, culminating in participation in interactions with health authorities to support CMA/BLA submissions. This role also serves as a critical internal resource for clinical science for a variety of functions needing clinical science input, ranging from pre-clinical to commercial. Reports to:   Vice President, Clinical Sciences Location:     Thousand Oaks, CA (Hybrid/Flex) or Remote (West coast hours) Travel :     May be required (up to 25%)   Primary Responsibilities - Serves as the clinical lead on one or more Phase 1-Phase 3 studies. - Designs and optimizes immuno-oncology and biologic therapy clinical trials, including development of clinical protocols and amendments, investigator brochures, annual reports, abstracts, manuscripts and clinical study reports in collaboration with the clinical development team. - Serves as a medical monitor, including evaluation of the safety, pharmacology and efficacy in ongoing and completed studies in close collaboration with the safety and clinical operations teams. - Provides consulting for clinical perspective for various internal functions such as Commercial, Medical Affairs, Business Development, Pre-Clinical/Translational Science. - Interfaces and leads interactions with investigators, academicians, and thought leaders via a variety of interaction settings including academic society meetings, advisory boards, and investigator meetings. - As the medical lead of a study, responsible for ensuring data quality, summary and writing of clinical study reports in close collaboration with the clinical operations, biometrics, and medical writing teams. - Works on regulatory submission documents including those for BLAs or CMAs. - Establishes and implements exploratory pharmacodynamic, predictive and prognostic biomarker plans in conjunction with pre-clinical scientists, consultants and collaborators. - Attends scientific meetings pertinent to clinical science activities - Maintains clinical and scientific awareness in area of expertise - Ensures adherence to Atara Bio’s Standard Operating Procedures and values, maintains the highest level of ethical behavior, leads by example - Role model for Atara TRAIT values (Transparency, Respect, Accountability, Integrity, Trust)
Category
Clinical Development
ID
2022-1971
Job Locations US-CA-Thousand Oaks | US-Remote
Position Highlights - Global Development Lead for an oncology program in late PH 3 for the potential to be the 1st allogeneic T-cell immunotherapy to be approved globally - This role is the pre-eminent expert for Atara’s lead clinical stage asset - This role will be responsible for providing expert medical input to human clinical trials for Atara Bio cell therapy products under development - Will lead designing clinical trials to evaluate the efficacy, safety, clinical pharmacology, and pharmacokinetics of cellular immunotherapies, and also managing scientific collaborations with pre-eminent academic institutions, investigators, consultants, culminating in participation in interactions with health authorities to support CMA/BLA submissions - This lead role also serves as a critical internal resource for clinical science for a variety of functions needing clinical input, ranging from pre-clinical to commercial.   Reports to    Vice President, Clinical Sciences Location       Thousand Oaks, CA (Hybrid/Flex) or Remote (West coast hours) Travel           May be required (up to 25%) Primary Responsibilities - Oversight of a team of physician-scientists who are responsible for medical monitoring and who serve as clinical leads on study teams - Lead clinical study design with key cross-functional collaborators to optimize immuno-oncology and biologic therapy clinical trials - Oversee the development of clinical protocols and protocol amendments - Serve as clinical functional lead on the program team - Responsible clinical science contributor to investigator brochures, annual reports, abstracts, manuscripts and clinical study reports in collaboration with global R&D team members - May serves as a medical monitor, including evaluation of the safety, pharmacology and efficacy in ongoing and completed studies in close collaboration with the safety and clinical operations teams; this may include being responsible for ensuring data quality, summary and writing of clinical study reports in close collaboration with the clinical operations, biometrics, and medical writing teams - Expert cross-functional, internal clinical consultant for commercial, medical affairs, business development, pre-clinical/translational science. - Leads interactions with investigators, academicians, and thought leaders via a variety of interaction settings including academic society meetings, advisory boards, and investigator meetings - Clinical lead for regulatory submission documents including those for INDs, BLAs or CMAs and at interactions with regulatory agencies - Clinical lead for content development for quarterly Board of Directors meetings - Clinical signatory for all product specific abstracts, manuscripts, and congress presentations - Key collaborator to implement exploratory pharmacodynamic, predictive and prognostic biomarker plans in conjunction with pre-clinical scientists, consultants and collaborators - Attends scientific meetings pertinent to clinical science activities, serves as a liaison and thought partner to principal investigators and oncology community - Ensures adherence to Atara Bio’s Standard Operating Procedures and values, maintains the highest level of ethical behavior, leads by example - Maintains clinical and scientific awareness in area of expertise. - Role model for Atara TRAIT values (Transparency, Respect, Accountability, Integrity, Trust)
Category
Clinical Development
ID
2022-1964