Why Join Intellia?
Our mission is to develop curative genome editing treatments that can positively transform the lives of people living with severe and life-threatening diseases.
Beyond our science, we live our four core values: One, Explore, Disrupt, Deliver and feel strongly that you can achieve more at Intellia. We have a single-minded determination to excel and succeed together. We believe in the power of curiosity and pushing boundaries. We welcome challenging thoughts and imagination to develop innovative solutions. And we know that patients are counting on us to make the promise a reality, so we must maintain high standards and get it done.
We want all of our people to go beyond what is possible. We aren’t constrained by typical end rails, and we aren’t out to just “treat” people. We’re all in this for something more. We’re driven to cure and motivated for change. Just imagine the possibilities of what we can do together.
How you will Achieve More with Intellia:
The Director of Cell Therapy Platforms is both a strategic and execution focused role that will allow you to lead efforts to make an impact right away. You will lead a team of 5-6 scientists in our Ex Vivo Cell Therapy Department, reporting into the VP of Immuno-oncology. In this role, you will work with your team to leverage cutting edge gene editing and synthetic biology approaches to fully harness the power of cell-based therapies for Immuno-Oncology and auto-immune diseases.
If you are an independently motivated and results-oriented person who enjoys collaborative environments where results are achieved through influence and the incorporation of multiple points of view, this is your role. Your key responsibilities will include the following:
- Oversee the execution of immune cell enhancement approaches to boost cell therapy potency
- Manage the team to navigate the complexities of conducting large scale pooled in vitro and in vivo biology approaches
- Communicate findings and collaborate with cell engineering, in vivo pharmacology, and portfolio program teams to validate and implement improvements
Qualification-wise, our ideal candidate will have an advanced degree in Immunology or related field with a solid background with engineered cell therapies or immunotherapies. Experience with functional genomics and/or phenotypic screens is highly desired. You will be managing a group of 5-6 scientists, so you need to be a great manager. If you describe yourself as a great team player with a strong drive for results, we encourage you to apply!
Personality-wise, our ideal candidate is both an innovator and strategic thinker with a passion for mentoring and cultivating others. These characteristics will be critical to your success as a leader in this role. If these qualities resonate with you, please apply!
The minimum qualifications for this position include the following:
- Ph.D. with 6+ years or masters with 10+ years of industry experience required
- Hands on experience with CAR-T, CAR-NK, TCR-T cell therapies / immunotherapies or functional genomics
- Expertise with gene editing, lentiviral- and AAV-based transduction in immune cell types highly desired
- Knowledge of various NGS-based and vector library approaches is highly desired
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential
Meet your future team:
The Immuno-oncology group is a highly engaged team with a spectrum of expertise ranging across CAR-T and TCR-T cell engineers, in vitro assay dev, in vivo modeling, translational research, and flow cytometry experts. The group includes professionals with diverse backgrounds from both large pharma and small biotech settings. The team is fully onsite in Cambridge with flexibility for you to be off-site one day a week if you prefer. If you join our team, you can expect to join a seriously hardworking and collaborative environment. The VP of Immuno-oncology continuously strives to foster the careers of everyone in his group and your future growth here is genuinely important to us. We look forward to fostering your skills, learning from your experiences, and building a larger team that will make a difference in patients' lives.
Intellia and its culture is special. We are a leading gene editing company wielding more than just Nobel Prize winning technology, we have even more amazing technologies in our arsenal. Coupled with a workplace that celebrates its people, their aspirations and goals. Intellia is consistently voted one of the best companies to work for and once you’re here it’s easy to understand why. We have great industry veteran leaders, veteran board of directors, and we genuinely put an emphasis on career growth and being transparent with our company decisions.
**this role is located at 640 Memorial Drive**
Covid-19 Vaccination Policy: All Intellia employees, regardless of work location, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. This requirement includes a booster dose once eligible. Requests for exemption for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will be considered.
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