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Associate Director, MSAT



Full Time

On Site


Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

Vertex MSAT team is seeking an Associate Director to join a growing team in support of commercial Cell and Gene Therapy programs. Reporting to the Director MSAT - Process, this position will provide key technical leadership for late-stage programs including technology transfer, validation, process design, and manufacturing support.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead process fit and facility design at a CMO to enable commercial readiness.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally within MSAT and Development teams to ensure continued alignment of final process design with manufacturing.
  • Identify fit gaps and collaborate in developing technical solutions to enable program and company goals.
  • Technical lead within a cross-functional team executing tech transfer to a CMO.
  • Champion change management initiatives ensuring stakeholder consensus and alignment with business objectives.
  • Provide guidance and applicable content for CMC regulatory submissions and ensure technical compliance with established conditions.
  • Provide SME support for health authority inspections and post-approval CMC changes.

Minimal Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in science or related discipline is required.
  • Typically requires 10 years of experience in biopharmaceutical industry with increasing responsibility, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Direct experience working with CMOs to fit and transfer.
  • Expertise with cell culture operation and scale-up.
  • Experience with process data analysis and trending.
  • Demonstrated ability to execute on projects with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Experience delivering on complex technical agendas within a high-performance team.
  • Knowledge of technology transfer, process validation, process monitoring and commercial lifecycle management.
  • Experience with technical support of commercial products in cGMP manufacturing including investigations and change management.
  • Experience with US and EU cGMP regulations/guidance and experience with regulatory agency inspections preferred.
  • Experience with developing CMC content and knowledgeable on regulatory guidance and trends.
  • Ability to prioritize objectives from multiple projects, adhere to scheduled timelines while maintaining flexibility and efficiency.


Company Information

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation.

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