Manager, Compensation - Contract

Cambridge, MA
Jul 20, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Rubius Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a new class of medicines called Red Cell Therapeutics™. Our proprietary RED PLATFORM® was designed to genetically engineer and culture Red Cell Therapeutics™ that are selective, potent and off-the-shelf allogeneic cellular therapies for the potential treatment of several diseases across multiple therapeutic areas. Our therapies can potentially be used to kill tumors in cancer and to regulate the immune system for the treatment of autoimmune diseases. We are currently enrolling patients in a Phase 1/2 clinical trial of RTX-240 in patients with relapsed/refractory or locally advanced solid tumors. In addition, RTX-240 is being evaluated in a second Phase 1 arm of the clinical trial for the treatment of patients with relapsed/refractory acute myeloid leukemia, and our IND has been cleared by the U.S. FDA for RTX-321 for the treatment of human papillomavirus 16-positive cancers.

We are proud of our passionate, high-performance culture – one based on a set of values that are the cornerstone of who we are and how we hold ourselves accountable. Founded in 2013, we are headquartered in Cambridge, MA, and our manufacturing facility in Smithfield, RI was named 2020 Top 5 Best Places to Work in Rhode Island among medium-sized companies by Providence Business News. We are currently expanding across all functions within the organization. Red blood cells are no longer just for carrying oxygen. Check us out at, or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn or like us on Facebook.



We are seeking a detail-oriented Compensation Consultant to support our compensation needs for at least 20 hours/week and to provide insights for growing and scaling our competitive biotech organization. This role will report to the Director, Total Rewards, and will be hands-on as they partner with critical HR stakeholders and business leaders to support our compensation programs and operations, including evaluation, design, communication and implementation of the company’s compensation structure. As Rubius continues to grow and evolve, this is an incredible opportunity for a compensation expert to assist on all compensation-related operations and ensure that they are handled quickly, thoughtfully, and accurately with an incredible HR team!


  • Performs market analysis of jobs, including management of benchmark data and career compensation data
  • Leverages specific-industry expertise to guide and lead Rubius’ robust compensation offerings to remain competitive in the market
  • Manages the compensation programs of the company, including year-end processes, implementation of programs, compensation benchmarking and data, and subject matter expertise supporting People Business Partners
  • Manages the year-end compensation process and provides communication and training to stakeholders
  • Partners with external compensation partner to provide analysis and recommendations for ad-hoc compensation requests
  • Partners with stakeholders to develop a comprehensive, competitive compensation strategy in alignment with the company’s objectives and budget guidelines
  • Designs, documents, and communicates compensation plans and policies that align with Rubius’ Total Rewards principles
  • Manages strong cross-functional relationships with Payroll, Finance, and Legal
  • Serves as first point of contact for all compensation related matters
  • Participates in annual compensation surveys to ensure compensation programs maintain competitiveness
  • Partners with Director, Total Rewards and CHRO to prepare Compensation Committee materials as needed
  • Maintains internal database files and tables and develops custom reports to meet the requirements of Human Resource management and staff

Qualifications & Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 5+ years of relevant compensation experience
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to distill complex compensation concepts into content easily understood by stakeholders
  • Proven success managing year-end processes and partnering with HR Business Partners
  • Knowledge of compensation benchmarking principles, FLSA classification, and equity compensation
  • Excellent communication skills, including experience with creation of employee directed content
  • HRIS/Payroll/Compensation system experience (ADP WorkforceNow experience is preferable)
  • Strong customer service mindset used to resolve complex questions and problems
  • Experience in a fast-growing, dynamic organization preferably biotechnology
  • Exceptionally proficient in Excel and file sharing tools
  • Proven history of managing confidential information in a professional manner
  • Prior Experience working a public company and familiarity with SOX compliance is a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills