Senior Director, Bioanalysis

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Senior Director, Bioanalysis


Position Summary

The candidate will lead Bioanalysis team working on antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) research programs and supporting clinical development of ADC therapeutics. The position requires close collaborations with various functional and program teams and outside CDMOs.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead the development and implementation of analytical methods for the analysis and characterization of ADCs and peptide-drug conjugates (PDCs)
  • Plan and oversee daily analytical activities of Bioanalysis team
  • Coordinate analytical activities with the program and functional teams to meet overall development timelines
  • Generate study reports, interpret data, and communicate experimental results to functional and program teams
  • Develop analytical methods for PK studies, analyze PK samples, and report the PK study results
  • Support Process Development team by developing analytical methods and protocols for GMP manufacturing of ADCs and PDCs
  • Support Process Development team by developing formulations of ADCs and PDCs for pre-clinical studies and GMP manufacturing
  • Work cross-functionally within the R&D organization


Requirements: (No more then 5)  

  • Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry or a related field with 10+ years of industry experience in drug discovery and development
  • Strong hands-on experience in ADC analytical method development, analysis, and characterization
  • Deep understanding of chromatography-based methods, including RP, SEC, HIC, HILIC, LC-MS (e.g. triple quadrupole and QTOFs)
  • Strong experience in PK analysis, ADME, DMPK, and MetID
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be able to work in a team and collaborative environment

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience in formulation development of liquid or lyophilized biologic drug products is a plus
  • Knowledge in CMC regulations is desirable

Benefits for you:

BioNTech US is committed to employee wellbeing and offers best-in-class benefits & HR programs to support an inclusive & diverse workforce. Salaried/Position-Targeted Hourly Employees working 30+ hours per week are eligible for our comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Life, AD&D, Critical Illness Insurance

  • Pre-tax HSA & FSA, DCRA Spending Accounts

  • Employee Assistance & Concierge Program (EAP) available 24/7

  • Parental and Childbirth Leave & Family Planning Assistance

  • Sitterstream: Virtual Tutoring & Childcare Membership

  • Paid Time Off: Vacation, Sick, Bereavement, Holidays (including Floating) & Year-End U.S. Shutdown.

  • 401(K) Plan with Company Match

  • Tuition Reimbursement & Student Loan Assistance Programs

  • Wellbeing Incentive Platforms & Incentives

  • Professional Development Programs

  • Commuting Allowance and subsidized parking

  • Discounted Home, Auto & Pet Insurance


…and more! More details to be shared.


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