Who is BlueRock?
BlueRock is a leading engineered cell therapy company using its unique CELL+GENETM platform to direct cellular differentiation and genetically engineer cells to create a new generation of cellular medicines that address large patient populations suffering from neurological, cardiovascular, and immunology diseases.
The convergence of cell biology and genetic engineering is creating fundamental new ways to impact disease. Founded in 2016 to capitalize on these technological breakthroughs, we are advancing our novel CELL+GENE™ platform to develop, manufacture, and deliver an entirely new generation of authentic and engineered cell therapies across three therapeutic areas: neurology, cardiology, and immunology.
What Are We Doing?
Our foundational science harnesses the ability to create and then direct the differentiation of universal pluripotent stem cells into authentic, functional cells that can be used as allogeneic cellular therapies to treat a broad array of diseases. We can also further engineer these cells, enabling them to produce enzymes, antibodies, and other proteins for additional therapeutic benefit.
We are passionate about delivering on the promise of cellular and gene therapy, shaping the future of cellular medicine, and delivering new therapies to millions of patients with treatment options.
We are seeking individuals who are collaborative, thrive in a fun and dynamic culture, and are steadfast in the commitment to advance cutting-edge cellular therapies to impact patients’ lives.
Description of Position:
The Cambridge, MA team is recruiting a key member of the Clinical Development team to direct translational IND-enabling and clinical development activities of the immunology/hematology programs. Expanding on this activity, the candidate will be instrumental in building a development program portfolio in immunology-relevant diseases. This position will evaluate and recommend new opportunities and will build and maintain strong collaborative efforts with internal and external partners. This position will report to the Chief Development Officer. This is an outstanding opportunity for a talented clinician scientist to contribute to bringing a new class of medicines to patients.
- Lead the BlueRock Immunology program into phase 2/3 clinical studies by interfacing with KOLs and collaborators and the BlueRock Development and Cell Platform teams
- Instrumental clinical leadership of the immunology clinical team and pipeline
- Oversee the external immunology/hematology collaborative programs and establish a world class pipeline and strong relationships with thought leaders in the field
- Responsible for design, execution and reporting of clinical studies in support of Regulatory submissions.
- Be the point of contact for BlueRock collaborative and co-development activity in the field
- Build strong, collaborative efforts to strengthen internal capabilities
- Provide strategic input by interaction with the Executive and other Management teams
- Representative for the company in the areas of immunology and hematology both internally at meetings and externally, including global conferences.
- Budget management responsibility
- Maintain high-profile, international scientific visibility
- MD or MD/PhD in a relevant discipline is required
- Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience, or a combination of relevant education and experience, is required
- Extensive experience in immunology R&D; experience in hematology is a plus
- Proven ability to lead teams by example and promote company culture
- Extremely effective communicator and leader with excellent organizational skills
- Experience in strategic planning, project leadership and budget management
- Experience in design and execution of clinical studies in mid and late stages of clinical development is required
- Knowledgeable in drug safety, compliance, cGMP and regulatory policies
- Strong team player, proven ability to champion and advance innovative concepts
- Motivated to build a culture of innovation with aspirations to develop products that will change the lives of people with serious diseases, their families and society
- Strong collaborative skills
- Ability to demonstrate leadership with globally recognized collaborators and board members
- Background in regenerative medicine and/or gene therapy/editing is a plus
- Demonstrated success in advancing clinical stage programs
- Experience in hiring, supervising, developing and evaluating employees in a matrix or distributed environment
- Demonstrated successful and collaborative talents working in a cross-functional high-performing organization
Equal Opportunity Workplace: At BlueRock, we welcome and support differences and diversity and we are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. Please let us know if you require disability-related accommodation or other grounds protected by human rights legislation during the recruitment process so that we can work with you to meet your needs.