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Associate Director, HSV Process Development

for Oncorus in Cambridge, MA USA

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Oncorus, Inc. is a biotechnology company developing a best-in-class oncolytic virus platform with the aim of transforming outcomes for cancer patients. To date, Oncorus has been funded by established leaders in the biotechnology space such as Arkin Bio-Ventures, Cathay Fortune Capital, Cowen Healthcare Investments, Deerfield Management, IMM Investment, MPM Capital, Perceptive Advisors, QUAD Investment Management, Shinhan, Sphera Funds, Surveyor Capital, SV Investment Corp., UBS Oncology Impact Fund and UTC Investment, in addition to strategic investors Celgene and Astellas Venture Management. Oncorus is also a leader in corporate philanthropy and has taken a pledge to donate a portion of product sales to fund promising cancer research and to support cancer care in the developing world.  We are located in Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA.


We are looking for a highly motivated, innovative, and enthusiastic candidate to lead our HSV Process Development team.  This is a fantastic opportunity to make a significant impact as a scientifically motivated self-starter capable of leading development projects with minimal supervision. This position provides an excellent opportunity to contribute to the growth and advancement of a fast-paced early-stage company while contributing to the development of promising new cancer therapies.

The ideal candidate will have both upstream and downstream viral production experience.  The candidate will be expected to drive development programs forward and ensure supply of drug product to the clinic.  As the lead of the HSV process development team, this candidate will be expected to mentor and grow more junior scientists and engineers.  This position will provide an excellent opportunity for the right individual to develop a robust, industrial processes for production and purification of novel oncolytic virus for cGMP implementation and scale up. High motivation, strong organizational skills and the ability to work effectively within a team is required. 

Ideal Candidate Profile:

  • A scientifically motivated self-starter, capable of independently conceiving, conducting, and critically analyzing his/her own work with minimal supervision
  • A strong mentor for others on the team, able to explain concepts and principles to team members and help everyone develop technical skills to enable cross-functional support
  • A strong presenter and communicator, with the ability to work in a fast-paced and team- oriented environment
  • Someone who gets excited by a lean organization and never says or likes hearing ?that?s not my job?
  • Someone who enjoys a transparent, respectful, and innovative environment
  • Able to deal with pressure, take on challenging projects, manage competing priorities, and anticipate problems in advance


Qualifications & Experience:

  • B.S. degree in Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Virology, or related field is required.
  • M.S. degree with 10+ years or Ph.D. with at least 8+ years of industry relevant experience preferred
  • Proven success in developing and leading a process development team is required.
  • Experience producing viral products is highly desired
  • Experience overseeing & leading bench scale development projects and experiments
  • Experience with both viral upstream and downstream process development preferred.  One or the other is required
  • Experience with cGMP manufacturing, technical transfer of processes and scaleup to CMOs is highly desired
  • Candidates with formulation experience with oncolytic viral platforms will be given special consideration
  • Aseptic processing experience is preferred
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a cross-functional team from a variety of scientific backgrounds
  • Ability to adapt to frequent change and thrive in a dynamic and entrepreneurial early-stage environment
  • Strong communication and organization skills, good working knowledge of MS Office, data plotting and graphing software. Must be able to communicate results effectively.


Oncorus is an EEO employer committed to an exciting, diverse, and enriching work environment.


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  • Job Category: Other / Miscellaneous

    Location: Cambridge, MA USA

    Zip Code: 02139

    Posted on: 01/30/2020

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