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Vice President, Vaccine Technologies

San Francisco

JOB SPECIFICATION

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Vice President of Vaccine Technologies will lead a molecular biology and virology team that develops cancer vaccines consisting of personalized tumor neo-epitope expression cassettes delivered by potentially various vaccine platforms such as self-replicating RNA, viruses and plasmid.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Recruitment and line management of lab scientists and technicians.
  • Management and hands-on responsibility for vaccine development, including design and optimization of personalized multi-epitope expression cassette delivered by various vaccine platforms with strong focus on RNA based vaccines.

QUALIFICATIONS

Requirements and Education:

PhD in Molecular Biology, Virology, or related field

Strong academic track record with >5 years in industry, 4+ in management

Significant track record of accomplishment as evidenced by launched products or core contributions to publications


Skills and Qualifications:

Excellent experience in developing self-replicating RNA vaccines with expertise in molecular biology and virology techniques. Experience with Adenovirus, Lentivirus or plasmid vaccines preferred.

Strong management skills with managing a diverse group of scientists focusing on the development of various vaccine platforms

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

A good work ethic and willingness to participate in a fast-pace work environment are essential

ADDITIONAL NOTES

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