VP, Bioprocess Development

Department: Bioprocess
Location: Cambridge, MA

Senior Director, Bioprocess Development

Seres Therapeutics is well-positioned to become the first company to bring a microbiome drug to patients through our proprietary discovery, design, and CMC platforms.  We identify key alterations in the microbiome that are associated with specific diseases, and are designing live bacterial ecologies as therapeutics.  We are conducting multiple clinical trials including a recently approved Phase II study with the potential to be a pivotal trial.  Seres is a dynamic and well-financed biotechnology company located in Cambridge, MA.

What’s in it for you?

As the Senior Director, Bioprocess Development, you will have an opportunity to develop world-class bioprocesses, formulations, and analytics for the manufacture of our microbiome therapeutics.  The successful candidate will lead the Bioprocess teams who are developing and establishing in-house manufacturing for the Company’s Microbiome platform.  Use your mentoring and employee development skills while working closely with experienced scientists in a dynamic, fast-paced and highly collaborative environment.

You will have the opportunity to prepare Seres for future success as you build our Bioprocess organization and develop and implement new controls in a novel therapeutic space as we evolve from clinically-focused to commercial-ready state of operations.  There is no playbook for how to manufacture microbiome therapies - You will be a key architect.  You will work closely with Seres’ scientists, engineers, clinical and regulatory staff to define and implement new standards that will serve as the benchmark for others that follow.

How do you know if you’re the right fit? 

Are you looking to break new ground and upend the ways diseases are managed and treated? You’re a good fit if you have an enthusiasm to use a combination of experience, literature knowledge, and elbow grease to drive towards manufacturable bioprocess solutions. We’re an ambitious, clinical-stage company, so it will help if you’re very comfortable in a fast-paced environment working on multiple projects with shifting priorities based on a combination of business strategy, regulatory feedback, and pre-clinical data.

You embrace risk and can move fast.  You will have a background in microbiology, biologics, and/or vaccine development and understand complex, live products.  You have a passion for using your experience in technical aspects of biologics development across the spectrum of development from early stage through technology transfer and validation in the cGMP manufacturing organization, and onwards to manufacturing sciences and technology. Furthermore, you are incredibly knowledgeable about establishing platform technologies and business processes that maximize operational efficiencies.

Additionally, you will collaborate with Quality Assurance and Control to ensure strict regulatory compliance; Intellectual Property to protect and preserve our scientific advancements; and with Research and Discovery (microbiology, disease-specific leaders, and computational experts) to learn about our library of commensal strains and their impact on disease.

You will have exposure to and influence Seres leadership, and you will develop CMC strategy and impact Corporate goals and strategy significantly, in a highly visible position.

Most importantly, you enjoy leading and growing teams.  You develop key technical experts into future leaders.   You will have a strong managerial and culture-building component that will grow an organization and bring it to maturity.

The Technical Requirements 

This role is best suited for a highly strategic, investigative and analytical minded senior level professional who has developed products approved for manufacturing, ultimately leading to commercialization.  You have at least 12 years of industry experience and an in-depth background developing biologics products across a range of developmental stages.  You will report directly to the Chief Technology Officer.

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