Senior Director, Global Regulatory Affairs Development Pipeline, Cell Therapy

Open for hire at one of the following locations –  Cambridge Erie Street, Berlin Gebäude 03.51, Gaithersburg, London, Mainz Goldgrube. - Job ID: 5459 


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Senior Director, Global Regulatory Affairs Development Pipeline, Cell Therapy 


Primary responsibilities include:

  1. Act as global regulatory lead for assigned development projects, specifically within the cell and gene therapy portfolio.
  2. Define and execute Regulatory Strategy from clinical development up to (including) Marketing Authorisation Application
  3. Define the strategy for regulatory interactions, lead regulatory meetings with national authorities and sovra-national agencies (e.g. MPA, PEI, EMA, FDA, as well as WHO when relevant) in the scope of product development including. marketing authorization.             
  4. Contribute to the content strategy and define the storyline for regulatory applications and dossiers through product development and to marketing authorization. Coordinate preparation, writing and reviewing of documents and dossiers (e.g. briefing books, IBs, MAA, variations) as needed.    
  5. Represent GRA in cross-functional internal initiatives for process improvement and interactions with internal and external stakeholders, including collaboration partners. Set up, adjustand continuly optimization regulatory processes, systems and interfaces
  6. Define and oversee oversight plans for vendors active in regulatory affairs on behalf of BioNTech
  7. Monitor  changes and evolution in the regulatory landscape for relevant cell and gene therapy products and/or relevant product classes; analyze the impact of new regulations on assigned projects; participate in or propose initiatives to influence regulatory landscape.
  8. Develop and establish transparent relationships with Regulatory agencies for the assigned projects.         


What you have to offer. 

  1. University degree in natural sciences (medicine, pharmacy, chemistry, biotechnology, biology or equivalent) followed by 15+ years of experience in relevant roles/positions
  2. Experience in regulatory strategy planning and proven ability to plan, coordinate and lead activities
  3. Good understanding of oncology and immunology; experience in supporting cell therapy products through clinical development
  4. Knowledge of multidisciplinary functions involved in drug development
  5. Knowledge of clinical research and its application to drug development in therapeutic area of relevance such as Oncology
  6. Very structured, accurate and team-oriented way of working

Preferred Requirements: Proficient in German


Benefits for you

BioNTech is committed to the wellbeing of our team members and offers a variety of benefits in support of our diverse employee base. We offer competitive remuneration packages which is determined by the specific role, location of employment and also the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.

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This vacancy is to be hired at one of the following locations – Cambridge Erie Street, Berlin Gebäude 03.51, Gaithersburg, London, Mainz GoldgrubeApply now for your preferred job and location through our careers site.

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