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Job Locations US-CA-Thousand Oaks
The Preclinical Research Project Management Group Leader will provide project management support for all Preclinical Research projects and for Translational Sciences projects. The ideal candidate will work closely with internal and external partners to create and implement robust plans and strategies, track progress against key milestones and program goals, and ensure effective communication across all stakeholders in a timely manner.   REPORTS TO SVP, CSO Research and Development   LOCATION Thousand Oaks (northwest Los Angeles area), CA   PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES - Provides project management and operational oversight for both the Preclinical Science Team and the Translational Sciences Team - Manages preclinical team operations which can include: strategic management of key external research collaborations, oversight to drive PreClinical projects to key corporate milestones, and oversight of the PreClinical R&D budget - Develops and manages relationship with external vendors to support project needs (such as RFP process, budget alignment, preparation of SoW and contracts) - Manages timelines and works within a cross-functional team to define resource needs, identify potential risk area and implement mitigation plans - Facilitates alignment and cross-functional communication to enable the team to meet the program goals - Prepares presentation materials for meetings and project status summary to senior management team - Mentoring of program managers and key PreClinical R&D team leaders   TRAVEL - May be required (up to 10%)
Category
R&D Ops
ID
2021-1792
Job Locations US-CA-Thousand Oaks
The Scientist, CAR-T Development is an integral member of the Preclinical Immunotherapy Research group. The Scientist, CAR-T Development will serve as a technical expert in the generation and characterization of novel CTL and Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T cell therapies. The successful candidate will perform experiments to support new product development and IND-enabling activities for Atara’s CAR T cell pipeline. The candidate must have extensive laboratory-based expertise with T cell biology, immunology and CAR-T.   Reports to        Sr. Scientist - Preclinical & Translational Science Location                 Thousand Oaks, CA   Position Responsibilities - Performs retroviral (gamma retrovirus and/or lentiviral) transductions of primary T cells and propagation. - Evaluates allogeneic CAR T cell activity, efficacy, and alloreactivity. - Performs primary immune cell isolation and multi-parameter immunophenotyping by flow cytometry. - Designs and executes assays to evaluate target-specific T cell characteristics and function. - Performs mammalian cell culture and production of recombinant transient and stable mammalian cell lines. - Contributes to experimental design and project direction. - Facilitates the establishment of a molecular and cellular lab infrastructure and routine operations. - Maintains detailed documentation of laboratory procedures and experiments. - Prepares data presentations for internal group meetings. - Role model for Atara’s Values of patients first, innovation teamwork, community and mindset.
Category
Pre-Clinical
ID
2021-1791
Job Locations US-CA-Thousand Oaks
The Viral Vector Development (VVD) group is seeking a Scientist to join the Downstream VVD group. This Downstream VVD group is responsible for developing and transferring scalable purification and fill/finish processes of viral vectors (adenovirus, retrovirus, Epstein Barr virus) to our partner Manufacturing groups for use in Atara’s cell-based therapies.   The person in this position will also work closely with several key partner groups during the process development phase, including the viral vector upstream, vector analytical development, allogenic cell process development groups, tech transfer team, internal/external manufacturing teams, and product quality leads.   Reports to:  Associate Director, Viral Vector Development   Location:  Thousand Oaks, CA   Primary Responsibilities - Development of scalable and robust downstream purification processes that lead to high yield and high purity viral vectors - Design and execute experiments for process development and characterization; apply DOE-based approaches where appropriate - Present results and participate in team and cross-functional meetings - Support tech transfer of the process to the manufacturing group - Author technical reports, protocols, SOPs
Category
Process Sciences
ID
2021-1790
Job Locations US-CA-Thousand Oaks
Vector analytical development group is looking for a Sr. Scientist for Analytical Methods Development who will perform laboratory-based activities to design, develop and qualify analytical methods for the characterization, and release testing of the Company’s recombinant adenoviral and retroviral vectors, and cell therapy products.  The ideal candidate will be assisting in development of release test method and deep analytical characterization of viral vectors, including but not limited to maturation of research analytical methodology into development and GMP, analytical method technology transfer from & to our contract vendors, and method life cycle management. The successful candidate will also be assisting in planning and executing laboratory studies, analyze experimental data and carefully document resultant information. Work Location      Thousand Oaks, CA    Travel            Travel required (up to 10%) Primary Responsibilities:  - Perform adenoviral retroviral (gamma retrovirus and/or lentiviral) transduction assays of primary T cells and/or cell lines - Contribute to release and characterization assays design and development of adenoviral, gamma retrovirus, and/or lentiviral vector characteristics and function - Mammalian cell culture, generation and characterization of cell banks - Execute method development, optimization, qualification, or validation - Maintains detailed documentation of laboratory procedures and experiments - Implement reagent titration, lot-checking, and maintain proficiency testing database - Execute QC/GMP methods on a regular basis or as needed, in support of process development and product characterization - Provide user training on instruments, sample analysis, and cross-train analysts on analytical methods and - Facilitates the establishment of a molecular and cellular lab infrastructure and routine operations - Prepares data presentations for internal group meetings - Other duties as assigned  
Category
Process Sciences
ID
2021-1789
Job Locations US-CO-Denver
This Sr. Scientist/Principal Scientist position will work with the Process Sciences teams to develop and characterize cell therapy manufacturing processes and products, focusing on allogeneic CAR-T cells.  The Sr. Scientist/Principal Scientist will be responsible for contributing to the process development of allogeneic CAR-T cells to enable clinical trials.  Under minimal supervision, you will be expected to design and perform experiments, organize, and carefully document results, analyze and interoperate results, and communicate findings. Reports to:  Sr. Director of Process Development Location:   Aurora, CO Primary Responsibilities - Contribute substantially to the development of manufacturing processes for allogeneic CAR-T cells  - Independently designs and executes studies to facilitate development of allogeneic CAR-T processes and enabling clinical trials. - Lead a small team to achieve overall program goals - Executes process development studies to develop a thorough understanding of operating and performance parameters (Design space).  - Designs and executes studies to develop process to obtain optimal cell characteristics to establish allogeneic CAR-T platform - Incorporate scalable technologies, such as stir tank bioreactors - Sets up, monitors, samples and analyzes cell culture processes. - Performs multiplexed cell-based assays (killing assays, mixed lymphocyte reactions, proliferation assays, etc.) for process assessment and product characterization. - Role model for Atara’s Values of patients first, innovation teamwork, community and mindset. 
Category
Process Sciences
ID
2021-1788
Job Locations US-CA-Thousand Oaks
This role supports manufacturing and technical operations by executing QC analytical assays for product release with emphasis in cell-based bioassays (e.g., Cytotoxicity assays). The QC Associate works within Atara QA/QC and will be expected to interact regularly with manufacturing, process development, supply chain and translational sciences. Responsible to support technical transfer of assays from development into QC, participate in all assay validations, and perform routine GMP testing of clinical and commercial products in compliance with GMP regulations.   Location:      Thousand Oaks, CA Travel:         Travel is required, including temporary assignment (3-5 months at the start of the role) in Denver, CO    Primary Responsibilities: - Performs routine testing on final product clinical and commercial lots. - Act as subject matter expert for analytical methods, troubleshooting, investigations and/or technical reports - Participates in the analytical method qualification, transfer and/or validation. - Draft and review laboratory SOPs, test methods, technical documents. - Train QC Associates - Supports QC- Analytical management during internal and external inspections and audits. - Support nonconformance investigate, root cause analysis and implement solutions. - Supports QC management during internal and external inspections and audits.
Category
Quality
ID
2021-1787
Job Locations US-CA-Thousand Oaks
This role supports manufacturing and technical operations by executing QC analytical assays for product release with emphasis on bioassays (e.g. cell culture, potency, phenotyping) and may support deviation investigations.   The QC Associate works within Atara QA/QC and will be expected to interact regularly with manufacturing and supply chain. The selected individual will be expected to perform routine GMP testing of clinical and commercial products in compliance with GMP regulations.   Reports to        Manager QC Work Location     Thousand Oaks, CA Travel             Up to 10%   Responsibilities - Performs routine testing on in-process and final product clinical and commercial lots. - Supports troubleshooting, investigations, technical reports, and protocol writing/revision. - Supports the qualification of a GMP compliant QC bioanalytical laboratory. - Helps to draft SOPs and test methods. May also help with technical reports, and qualification or verification protocols. - Supports QC-Analytical management during internal and external inspections and audits. - Supports nonconformance investigations, and root cause analysis.
Category
Quality
ID
2021-1785
Job Locations US-CA-Thousand Oaks | US-CA-South San Francisco
The Sr Director, Strategic Planning & Operations will be responsible for partner and support of the global head of R&D with design, development, implementation and ongoing reporting and monitoring of the R&D strategic plan. Additionally, will serve to lead R&D through corporate initiatives, communications, key deliverables, budgeting, long term planning, and other strategic initiatives.     Reports to:           EVP, Global Research & Development   Location:             South San Francisco or Thousand Oaks, CA   Travel:               Travel may be required (up to 15%)   Responsibilities  - Serve as a thought partner to head of global R&D in design, development and execution of the overall R&D strategy. - Guides and aligns R&D functions in developing and rolling up strategies into overall R&D strategic design - Develop and operationalize key performance metrics (KPIs) and dashboard across the R&D organization in alignment with corporate strategic development plans and performance goals - Serve as primary point for developing, collecting, reviewing, and/or organizing materials for BoD on behalf of R&D - Lead and coordinate effective communication and cultural pathways for R&D, i.e. R&D All hands meetings, lunch & learns, newsletters, engagement activities, and other broader R&D culture initiatives. - Curate discussion topics for R&D leadership team meeting agendas and drive actions / follow-up process - Manage, monitor and report on over R&D budget, including LRP and business case scenario planning - Assist head of R&D in preparation of presentations, correspondence, briefings, and speeches. - Work with cross-functional G&A partners to execute on corporate initiatives on behalf of R&D 
Category
R&D Ops
ID
2021-1784
Job Locations US-CA-Thousand Oaks
The Sr. Director, Global Program Team Lead is accountable for the Global Strategic Plan (GSP) throughout the lifecycle of the specified Atara asset. Accountability encompasses developing, clearly articulating, and executing the GSP, establishing program goals, and realizing key decisions and deliverables to achieve the goals.  Also serves as the primary voice of the program to the Executive Operating Committee,  Atara Leadership Team, and Board of Directors, as applicable.   Manager:     Chief Medical Officer Location:     Thousand Oaks, CA   Primary Responsibilities - Accountable for overall design, delivery and success of a product strategic plan, in alignment with the Atara’s portfolio strategy and corporate goals - Leads an interdisciplinary product team accountable to ensure cross-functional alignment and successful execution of the strategic plan for the program - Responsible for Program Team performance, articulating and taking risks with advice of the team, sets metrics to measure team performance, manages budgets, forecasts, timelines and deliverables - Develops and articulates strategic options to make the best trade-off decisions for company, global value and risk profile - Generates high-quality, clear and timely communications, escalating issues relating to strategy and resource allocation, to the Executive Operating Committee (EOC). - Drives the decision-making process, while identifying issues, and leading conflict resolution - Serves as the internal and external product champion and subject-matter expert   Key Accountabilities - Global Strategic Plan (GSP,): Create, maintain, and communicate program vision and opportunity, laying out the strategic approach to success. - Drives strategic and analytical thinking on Program Team; presents near term and long-term vision for the program; applies Cell Therapy and Drug Development knowledge to generate program specific strategy; Generate insights and translates into value creation opportunities - Proactively requests time on EOC agenda for topics; determines when and why EOC topics occur. Accountable for communication approach, including EOC dashboard. - Key Performance Indicators (KPIs): drives process to set milestones and goals and is accountable for communicating the tracking to EOC/ALT, identify risks, and recommend mitigation strategies. Partners closely with Global Program Manager (GPM); GPM tracks tactics/milestone and flags to GPTL when issues arise. - Integrated Project Plan (IPP),: reviews IPP on regular basis to ensure alignment with program strategy. GPM accountable for maintaining and continuous improvement of IPP - Communications: owner of content and communication plan; with strong advisory role from GPM - Program Team: owns Program Team (PT) structure and it’s evolution as needed over time; responsible for addressing functional requests for membership adjustments - Governing Forums (EOC, JSC, etc): Driver of strategy and owner of final content in all internal and external governance forums; GPM as delegate in absence at JSC and EOC; GPTL and AM attend JSCs with GPM present as needed - Finance and Budget: With support of GPM, works with FP&A team to build and maintain product P&Ls, connect functional budgets to understand resource allocation and timeline planning Travel:  Travel may be required up to 25% of the time   Physical Requirements: Subject to extended periods of sitting and standing, vision to monitor and moderate noise levels. Work is generally performed in an office or clinical environment. Car and airplane (see above) travel is an essential part of the job.
Category
Safety
ID
2021-1783
Job Locations US-CA-Thousand Oaks | US-Remote
The Sr. Manager, QC - Stability supports and helps lead the development, execution, and evolution of Atara’s Global Stability program, which includes, but is not limited to, short and long-term stability studies for GMP cell banks, starting materials, critical reagents, reference standards, and final drug products.  Scope covers both clinical and commercial materials.  Responsible for direct interaction with Process Sciences, Manufacturing, Product Quality, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance, and Quality Control.  The Senior Manager is responsible for ensuring development and/or revision of the Stability Master Plan, Stability Program SOP, Stability Protocols/Reports, and timely stability data requests.    Location:              Thousand Oaks, CA Reports to:           Associate Director, Quality Control Travel:                  Up to 10%   Primary Responsibilities: - Design and manage stability test protocols for Atara clinical product lines from early development until commercialization following ICH guidelines. - Manage and oversee stability tasks for contract labs, contract manufacturing labs and in-house Sample Management and QC labs. - Coordinate with QC management to ensure stability samples are scheduled/tested at each timepoint within pull/test tolerance. - Perform stability trending and reporting for all Atara product lines. - Create stability master plan for Atara clinical product lines. - Create and maintain stability SOPs. - Work with functional teams including Product Sciences, Quality Control, Contract Manufacturing Organizations, Regulatory and Product Quality to determine stability study design and timeline to support Atara products for Regulatory filling. - Responsible for drafting stability data, summary and post approval sections for Regulatory submissions and updates. - Responsible for the continuous development of Atara’s Stability Program. - Support stability projects for clinical products for Atara. - Technical lead for deviations and change controls related to stability in Veeva. - Represent Atara stability topics in quality and regulatory audits. - Continuously review applicable guidance on worldwide regulatory changes applicable to stability. - Uses judgment and creativity and sound technical knowledge to obtain and recommend solutions. May interface with senior management to convey information. - Understands company goals and practices and applies them when resolving a variety of problems. Receives only general instructions on new work. - Work is project-oriented and actual tasks must be defined by employee. - Identifies and maintains required GMP validation and change control documentation.
Category
Quality
ID
2021-1782
Job Locations US-CA-South San Francisco | US-CA-Thousand Oaks
Reporting to Atara’s Chief Medical Offer, this executive will lead the Global Medical Affairs function. The position provides medical insight and strategy to all company activities across the organization to ensure patient outcomes are maximized and medical affairs supports best clinical practices and that company objectives are aligned with Atara’s mission. Located in either Atara’s South San Francisco office or Thousand Oaks office, the person in this role will lead with multiple internal functions including Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs), Scientific Communications, Medical Directors, and interact with Commercial functions, Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Sciences, Health Economics and Outcomes Research, and Safety, as well as external partners and physicians.    Reports to:   SVP, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Location:    South San Francisco, CA or Thousand Oaks, CA Travel:          Travel may be required (up to 30%)   Responsibilities: - Lead and direct the Global Medical Affairs function. - Ensure the development and execution of medical affairs plans that support best clinical practices and promote objectives aligned with Atara’s mission. - Provide medical leadership, insight and strategy to all company activities, collaborates across functions to ensure the highest level of medical education for all team members. - Provide medical input to the development of impactful scientific and medical education. - Initiate and support medical education activities, such as advisory boards, congress symposia, speaker development programs and other professional organizations. - Lead the implementation of medical affairs practices to help identify patients for clinical research, develop a thorough understanding of disease areas, and assess new indications, the treating community and patient pathways. - Lead and facilitate advisory boards and key thought leader activities. - Support cross-functional teams to ensure patient-focused activities at all times, including rapid responses to internal and external requests for support to stakeholders. - Engage effectively cross-functionally, maximizing matrixed reporting relationships, and ensuring a successful execution. - Design an efficient and targeted investigator initiated research program, and lead approval processes. - Ensure that medical affairs activities are aligned with Atara’s mission for treating life-threatening conditions that have been underserved by scientific innovation as well as Atara’s values.
Category
Medical Affairs
ID
2021-1781
Job Locations US-Remote | US-Remote
Atara Bio is seeking a dedicated Sr. Medical Science Liaison (MSL) to join a newly formed field team in our growing Medical Affairs organization.  The Sr. MSL will have the opportunity to work with a new cellular based therapeutic platform providing scientific education to healthcare providers in the transplant space.  Initial responsibilities include clinical trial site support and scientific exchange with key opinion leaders and relevant health care providers on Atara related products.  Later stage work includes pre-launch and launch related activities for lead product line in anticipation for full commercialization.       Reports to   Senior Director, North American MSLs Location     Field-based, Northeast preferred Travel      Travel required (up to 75%) Position Responsibilities - Establishes and maintains relationships with target health care professionals. - Scientific exchange with National and Regional thought leaders. - Builds relationships with key HCP and Scientists. - Participates and represents Atara at various scientific/cooperative group meetings. - Participates in the identification and completion of clinical trials. - Works with investigators and/or Atara study coordinators to maximize enrollment in Atara-sponsored clinical trials. - Participates in the education of healthcare professionals and Atara employees. - Participates in the training of healthcare professionals in the use of Atara product(s). - Pending commercialization, serves as a resource in the education of sales, marketing, and other internal functions. - Participates in the identification and publication of scientific materials.
Category
Medical Affairs
ID
2021-1779
Job Locations US-Remote | US-Remote
Atara Bio is seeking a dedicated Sr. Medical Science Liaison (MSL) to join a newly formed field team in our growing Medical Affairs organization.  The Sr. MSL will have the opportunity to work with a new cellular based therapeutic platform providing scientific education to healthcare providers in the transplant space.  Initial responsibilities include clinical trial site support and scientific exchange with key opinion leaders and relevant health care providers on Atara related products.  Later stage work includes pre-launch and launch related activities for lead product line in anticipation for full commercialization.       Reports to   Senior Director, North American MSLs Location     Field-based, Northeast preferred Travel      Travel required (up to 75%) Position Responsibilities - Establishes and maintains relationships with target health care professionals. - Scientific exchange with National and Regional thought leaders. - Builds relationships with key HCP and Scientists. - Participates and represents Atara at various scientific/cooperative group meetings. - Participates in the identification and completion of clinical trials. - Works with investigators and/or Atara study coordinators to maximize enrollment in Atara-sponsored clinical trials. - Participates in the education of healthcare professionals and Atara employees. - Participates in the training of healthcare professionals in the use of Atara product(s). - Pending commercialization, serves as a resource in the education of sales, marketing, and other internal functions. - Participates in the identification and publication of scientific materials.
Category
Medical Affairs
ID
2021-1778
Job Locations US-CA-Thousand Oaks | US-Remote
This Clinical Trial Manager role is responsible for the execution of a global pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial of moderate to high complexity. The CTM should proactively identify and resolve clinical project issues, manage study vendors, interact with cross-functional peers on the clinical study team.   Reports to:             Associate Director, Clinical Operations Location:               Thousand Oaks, CA preferred (may be remote) Travel:                    Travel is not currently required (but could be up to 10%)     Primary Responsibilities - Plan and attend/manage study-specific meetings (eg, study team meetings, investigator meetings); may participate in site monitoring visits such as site initiation or issue resolution visits (currently no travel anticipated). - Manage study timelines and metrics. - Responsible for managing a CRO and providing sponsor oversight of clinical monitoring activities (e.g., review of monitoring visit reports, monitoring plans, etc, to ensure completion of appropriate resolution of site-related issues including any necessary site or study level corrective action plans. - Facilitate cross-functional study team meetings and project manage study team deliverables. - Assist in managing an ongoing data review plan to enable detection of data trends and ensure study objectives are met. - Prepare/review study-related documents (eg, ICF template, CRFs, Laboratory Manual, Pharmacy Manual, CRF Completion Guidelines) and site study documents (eg, site-specific informed consent, study tools/worksheets, investigator contracts, site budget). - Manage study budget: review and approve clinical invoices against approved budget. - Ensure clinical trials are executed in compliance with ICH/GCP guidelines/regulations and applicable SOPs. - Participate in the planning of quality assurance activities, coordinate resolution of audit findings, ensure audit-ready condition of clinical trial documentation (including central trial master files). Physical Requirements Subject to extended periods of sitting and standing, vision to monitor and moderate noise levels. Work is generally performed in an office or clinical environment. Car and airplane (see above) travel is part of the job.
Category
Clinical Development
ID
2021-1777
Job Locations US-CA-Thousand Oaks | US-Remote
The Associate Director of Clinical Operations assists the Clinical Operations Program Leader with the management and oversight of a team of internal and external clinical operations professionals (eg Senior/Clinical Trial Managers, Senior/Clinical Team Specialists) with a primary focus on tactical and daily operations of the assigned clinical program(s). The role is expected to provide support and guidance to the clinical operations study team, management of the team, and interface with the cross-functional project team.    Reports to:             Senior Director, Clinical Operations Location:               Thousand Oaks, CA preferred (may be remote) Travel                    Travel may be required (up to 25%)     Primary Responsibilities - Serves to manage a wide range of clinical operations tactical activities within assigned program(s) and ensure achievement of program deliverables. - Contributes to budget planning and forecasting for assigned projects. - Maintains close communication with other Clinical Operations staff to support knowledge sharing across studies and programs - Responsible for mentoring, management, and support of Clinical Operations staff including skill and knowledge enhancement. - Provides operational and implementation expertise and support, including oversight of clinical research organization (CRO) activity for assigned program and technical expertise for the development of clinical documents (eg protocols, monitoring plans, clinical trials report, investigator brochures, etc.) - Oversees and provides guidance for evaluation, initiation, management, and close out of clinical studies, to ensure compliance and execution within budget and timeline expectations. - Recommends and implements innovative process improvements to positively impact clinical trials management. - Coordinates team operations with internal and external collaborators (cross-functional project team and study vendors) to ensure operational excellence.   Position Requirements - Proven strong project management skills with a focus on executing on deliverables. - Ability to anticipate and resolve problems effectively. - Possesses a sense of urgency; proactively identifies potential challenges and takes initiative to identify solutions. - Strong organizational skills. - Excellent verbal communication and writing skills. - Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with all internal and external collaborators. Focus on fostering and nurturing teamwork culture and philosophy.
Category
Clinical Development
ID
2021-1776
Job Locations US-CA-South San Francisco | US-CA-Thousand Oaks
The Associate Director, Global Commercial Analytics – Forecasting Lead will be responsible for assessing the commercial opportunity associated with Atara’s full portfolio of allogeneic cell therapies over the course of their development and commercialization. This individual will be responsible for financial modeling as well as providing critically important insights to support senior leadership decision-making regarding asset commercialization, portfolio prioritization, and business development opportunities.     Key pipeline portfolio forecasting needs include refining the assessment of opportunity associated with our lead product, tab-cel®. Other needs include developing an updated view of the opportunity associated with Atara’s earlier programs including ATA-188 in multiple sclerosis, ATA-3219 in B-cell malignancies, and ATA-2271/3271 in mesothelioma and other solid tumor types.   Reports to   VP, Commercial Planning Location     Thousand Oaks, CA or South San Francisco, CA Travel      Minimal future travel may be required (up to 5%) Position Responsibilities - Creates, manages, validates, and refines short and long-term global revenue forecast models as relevant for products across Atara’s portfolio and to support evaluation of business development and partnerships (as relevant). - Successfully collaborates and negotiates to align cross-functional and cross-geography planning and forecast assumptions (e.g. PMA, Global Marketing, HEMAR, medical, R&D, and regional leadership). - Develops effective plan and materials to communicate and document forecast assumptions, synthesized outputs, and key business implications to senior leadership. - Leads design of and oversees the execution of commercial assessments that include secondary and primary research to generate insights and inform forecast updates or development.   - Contributes, as required, to other Global Commercial Analytics initiatives / deliverables (e.g. secondary data analysis, competitive intelligence, market research). - Drives the use of the leading tools and techniques in Forecasting. - Responds flexibly and adaptively to the needs of the organization through a culture of continuous improvement and innovation.
Category
Commercial Ops
ID
2021-1775
Job Locations US-CA-Thousand Oaks | US-CA-South San Francisco
The Associate Director - Preclinical for Strategic Alliances leads the day-to-day organizational and operational components of strategic collaborations between Atara Biotherapeutics and its external collaborators.  The position requires experience and knowledge in alliance management, preferably with academic and industry partners.  Ability to manage cross-functional teams and passion for drug discovery and development is a must.   Reports to:      Head of Strategic Alliances Location:         Thousand Oaks, CA or South San Francisco, CA Travel:             Travel may be required up to 25%   Primary Responsibilities: - Provide strategic direction and advice for preclinical research programs. Ensure alignment on plans with key stakeholders across research, development, technical operations, legal, and finance. - Manages day-to-day alliance related elements required to execute the strategy of research and development collaborations and pre-clinical programs between Atara and external collaborators. - Partners closely with Program Team Leads and Global Program Managers to align program strategy and collaboration strategy and ensure clarity on roles and responsibilities. - Ensures regular, effective formal and informal communication occurs between relevant parties externally and internally at Atara. - Works with Atara stakeholders to manage regular partner meetings so that communications with collaborators are well organized and timely. - Tracks and communicates key alliance deliverables, milestones, action items, and payments. - Helps coordinate and track the transfer of key information and materials between Atara and its collaborators. - Closely collaborates with other members within the Atara Research, Development, Technical Operations, Legal, and Finance groups to facilitate operational needs of the collaborations. - Support Atara Business Development and Legal, as appropriate, regarding alliance related matters including but not limited to contract amendments and new projects. - Work with Atara leadership to establish and implement governance model for new collaborations executed by Atara. - Provides other ad-hoc organizational and alliance support to Atara, where necessary and appropriate, including but not limited to interactions with key partners with Atara and academic/industry collaborators. - Advises Atara executive management to ensure successful delivery of strategic alliance related initiatives.
Category
Program/Project Management
ID
2021-1773
Job Locations US-CA-Thousand Oaks
The QC Supervisor, Microbiology provides supervision and oversight of routine and non-routine microbiological activities.  This included scheduling and execution of the environmental monitoring program, gowning qualification and personnel monitoring program, compressed gases testing program and in-process and product release testing requirements. This position is also responsible for ensuring adequate resources and oversight of the non-routine method qualification and studies, area requalification, growth promotion and media testing.   Reports to:            Director, QC Microbiology Location:               Thousand Oaks, CA Travel:                   Less than 10% Shift:                      This role will support a 5 day/8-hour work schedule. Either Sunday – Thursday or Tues – Saturday shifts. Primary Responsibilities - Ensure that lab and environmental monitoring activities are conducted according to safety guidelines and policies. - Responsible for scheduling, review and quality documentation of the environmental monitoring program as well as utility program. Provides support for alert and action level event investigations. - Maintain quality and quantity of departmental work through initial and continued training and oversight of lab staff; propose additional or customized training to lab management according to need. - Responsible for scheduling, execution and testing of media, EM testing, in-process, and product release testing. Provides support for quality investigations. - Provide environmental monitoring support for aseptic processes. - Perform/Support gowning qualification of personnel. - Responsible for scheduling and execution of test data review in a timely manner. - Ensure equipment and materials needed to support environmental and utility monitoring programs are procured, tested and available for use. Provides support needed for the investigation of malfunction of equipment. - Perform administrative duties such as approval of time documentation. - Responsible for professional development, goal setting and performance review of lab staff. - Provide information in support of department budget.  Contribute to departmental strategy and provide input on lab requirements and improvements. - Provide support for investigations and CAPA implementation.   Physical Requirements - Subject to extended periods of sitting and/or standing in a laboratory environment. - Ability to lift 50 lbs. and to work in controlled space laboratory required. - Ability to reach above the shoulder and bend to be able to gown.
Category
Quality
ID
2021-1772
Job Locations US-CA-Thousand Oaks | US-CA-South San Francisco
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 or South San Francisco, CA. Willing to consider remote basis.   Travel: 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. - 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.
Category
Clinical Development
ID
2021-1770
Job Locations US-CA-Thousand Oaks
The Director, Immuno-Analytical Sciences (IAS) is responsible for directing the evaluation, development and application of extended characterization analytical tools to assessment of new products and associated process drivers of product characteristics.  The Director, IAS and function is also tasked with a long-term analytical characterization role throughout the product development lifecycle in support of amassing elucidation of structure data, establishing models for process and materials drivers of product characteristics, and leading extended characterization efforts associated with comparability studies and refining QTPPs.  The role requires in-depth knowledge of immune cell function and immune cell production process drivers of cell characteristics, as well as breadth of knowledge and experience across analytical methods and their development as characterization and lot release tests.  Working knowledge of GMPs, quality systems and regulatory requirements is preferred, as well as experience contributing to regulatory submissions.  The successful candidate must have successfully demonstrated leadership, technical proficiency, scientific creativity and collaboration with others. Reports to:   VP, Process Sciences   Location:    Thousand Oaks (northwest Los Angeles area), CA Primary Responsibilities - Serves as the immunology subject matter expert in Process Sciences and provides guidance and data interpretation regarding the fundamental interactions and characteristics of immune cells in the context of production processes and analytics. - Provides technical guidance to cross-functional teams regarding characteristics, immunological function and processing/analytical-associated dynamics of T cells, APCs and impurity cells. - May evaluate/direct the evaluation of new products and associated process technologies to verify process capability and function to yield product cells of the intended characteristics. - Manages the build of a knowledge base of starting materials and complex raw materials/reagents regarding characteristics, composition and their influence on process performance and characteristics of Atara T-cell products. - Analytical leadership: - Maintains awareness of state-of-the-art characterization approaches and analytics for cell therapies. - Evaluates/directs the evaluation of characterization technologies, with emphasis on immuno-analytical technologies. - Partners/coordinates with Preclinical, Translational and Analytical Development (AD) functions regarding analytical technology development. - Contributes to evolution of QTPP through early and late stages of product development. - May direct the development of pre-GMP candidate release assays based on new technology, new approaches or complexity; assures robust transfer of such assays to AD for further development as lot release assays. - May lead Flow Cytometry Core function responsible for development, qualification and transfer of flow cytometry methods; and for establishing platform methodology supporting robust quantification of immunophenotyping as QC release assays and assay endpoints. - Process biology leadership - Experimentally explores and demonstrates correlation of potency/safety attributes with MoA. - Characterizes biological dynamics of cell manufacturing processes and drivers of cell characteristics (intermediate, reagent and product cells). - Partners with PD to translate knowledge of biological drivers into manufacturing process improvement. - Materials characterization leadership - Champions the characterization of cell starting materials, biological raw materials and reagents regarding composition and functional impact on T-cell products. - Responsible for documentation of IAS work in compliance with phase/use-appropriate GMP systems when relevant to related GMP documents and regulatory submissions. - May author/review sections of regulatory documents associated with analytical sciences. - Collaborates with Atara T-cell Process Development, Analytical Development, Quality and Regulatory functions as well as with functional leads of external partners to maintain alignment of goals and to navigate project obstacles. - May lead project sub-teams and working groups and may serve as Technical CMC Lead representing Technical Operations on product teams. - Hires, supervises and mentors scientific staff. Travel Requirements: Travel required (up to 25% as required for projects).   Physical Requirements Subject to extended periods of sitting and/or standing, vision to monitor and moderate noise levels. Work is generally performed in an office/meeting room.  Car and air travel are an essential part of the job. 
Category
Process Sciences
ID
2021-1762