Director/Sr. Director Operations

Under the supervision of the Head of Development, the Director / Sr. Director Operations will provide operational and strategic support to development Rocket’s AAV and LVV programs. The ideal candidate will be strategic with a strong understanding of the development challenges in gene therapy, both scientifically and operationally. We need someone who will roll up their sleeves to get the job done – whether its leading within the cross-functional organization against tight deadlines, or driving process externally with our academic partners.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage and drive cross-functional relationships across research, operations, clinical, regulatory, CMC, and QC/QA functions
  • Collaborate with Development staff to outline goals, timelines and objectives in conjunction with Corporate and Research goals
  • Strategize the allocation of budgets and resources across the Development team
  • Support management of relationships with academic partners and external vendors
  • Work with finance, legal and business functions to develop and manage relationships with Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs) and serve as the CMO primary point of contact within the development team

Job Requirements:

  • PhD or MS in scientific discipline with MBA preferred
  • 5-10 years of Research and Research Operations/Project Management experience
  • Scientific expertise in gene therapy, ideally AAV or LVV
  • Experience managing timelines and budgets across multiple cross-functional areas within a gene therapy setting
  • Experience working with academic collaborators, CROs, and CMOs and their associated systems and contracts
  • Excellent written, verbal communication and presentation skills with ability to represent company in outward facing situations
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills, and ability and desire to learn complex issues
  • Willingness to do what needs to be done: excitement to drive programs forward and help the team/company achieve its goal to bring lifesaving therapies to patients in need
  • Position Based in Midtown Manhattan and does not offer remote work

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