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We are looking for people from diverse backgrounds who share our passion for science and drive to advance liver disease and immune modulating therapies. Apply today via hr@altimmune.com.

Associate Director/ Director, Product Development

Summary of Position:

The Associate Director/Director will oversee research and development at Altimmune to help develop vaccines and therapeutic products for commercial purposes. The essential duties include managing a team of scientists to lead the in-house development, as well as effectively manage external vendor teams or CROs under tight timelines. The selected candidate will also help to maintain compliance with standard operating procedures and regulatory requirements. The position title will be commensurate with qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

Essential Functions:

  • Manage day- day operations required for pre-clinical, manufacturing and process development projects that are conducted at external sites/CROs/CMOs
  • Provide support for phase appropriate product development strategies for the pipeline candidates as needed in alignment with FDA and ICH guidelines for biologics and/or peptide-based therapies.
  • Provide oversight and guidance of in-house development activities for lead candidates
  • Manage/supervise a team of scientists for assay development and/or research activities
  • Generate/Review batch records, SOPs, protocols, development reports, qualification reports and other reports as needed on a timely basis.
  • Ensure scientific data and laboratory notebooks are maintained in compliance with SOP standards and guidelines.
  • Conduct/oversee tech transfer of in house developed assays to CROs as needed.
  • Provide budgetary and programmatic support for product development to align with company budgets and forecasting efforts
  • Train and/or mentor members of the internal teams as needed.

Job Requirements (Essential knowledge, skills and attributes):

  • M.S/Ph.D. degree in a biomedical related field is required. Ph.D. with 7 years, or M.S with 10 years of work experience in preclinical, process development and/or manufacturing/related fields
  • Strong experience in at least one of the following fields- pre-clinical, process development, or GMP manufacturing and scale up, with sufficient depth of knowledge in the remaining specified fields
  • In depth knowledge of ICH and FDA guidance for biologics and peptide-based therapeutics, and their impact on product development strategy and planning
  • Minimum of 3 years of hands-on experience in a biomedical research lab, working in GMP manufacturing/ process development, working with viruses (BSL-2 category or higher) and knowledge of requisite safety and handling procedures for biological material and biohazard disposal.
  • Ability to independently analyze and interpret data, ability to make keen observations regarding data and provide scientific approaches.
  • Knowledge of general budget forecasting for scientific projects, ability to learn from others, and work in a team-oriented environment
  • Supervisory experience of at least 3 years required, 5 years of supervisory experience preferred.
  • Strong communication skills; both verbal and written, and computer (e.g., MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Project).
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work well in a fast-paced environment.

Business Development Intern

Summary of Position:

The Business Development Intern is a paid internship or temporary position that is ideal for someone who would like to gain hands-on Business Development and research experience in a small, fast-paced, pre-commercial biotech company. We expect the individual to work on business critical projects and present project findings to senior leadership.

Essential Functions:

  • Research business opportunities, industry news and competitive landscape relating to company portfolio.
  • Support business and scientific conferences, meeting presentations and networking events.
  • Work closely with scientific functional areas as they relate to business development activities.
  • Prepare, manage, and maintain electronic research and networking databases and data room with high attention to accuracy and completeness.
  • Support website and social media content.
  • Support team in dedicated scientific presentations to potential partners, deal discussions, due diligence and closing.

Job Requirements (Essential knowledge, skills and attributes):

  • Obtained or pursuing a Bachelors (BA, BS) or Advanced degree (MBA, PhD, MPH, MS, PharmD).
  • 2+ years of experience and/or coursework in a scientific, business, financial and/or economic field.
  • Detail-oriented with a problem-solving mindset and willingness to work independently and collaboratively to find solutions in a dynamic environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills including Excel, Outlook, Word, and Power Point, with the ability to design and give company and product presentations.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate, innovate and work well in a team environment as well as interpersonal effectiveness, and strong work ethic.
  • Right to work in the U.S. that is not based on possession of a student visa or a visa sponsored by a third-party employer.