Associate Director, Vaccine Immunologist CDAD

Pearl River, New York
Sep 27, 2021
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time

This is a senior position within the vaccine clinical bioassay development group within Vaccine Research and Development. The incumbent will lead small research teams in the development of cell-based biofunctional assays for the assessment of immune responses to vaccines. Where appropriate, the incumbent is responsible for managing data analysis. Work will be completed following GXP regulatory guidelines as required. The incumbent is accountable to line management and project leadership. This visible program team role requires the ability to gain alignment across many functional areas. In addition, the incumbent is expected to provide immunological and assay development expertise to the program team.

This position requires deep knowledge of immunology and application to solving scientific and regulatory challenges in the vaccine programs.  Breadth of knowledge of immunology, awareness of new technologies, and familiarity with current issues will enable the incumbent to apply novel and innovative approaches to problem solving.

Expertise in cell-based bioassays assessing is desirable. Fundamental understanding of key immunology concepts related to assessment of vaccine-induced responses is required. Fundamental understanding of statistics and data analysis software. Basic understanding of laboratory information management systems and documentation requirements. Experience in managing/overseeing scientists. Proficiency with personal computers including word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint and relevant scientific software is required.

Ability to manage teams as well as work with peers across functional groups.

Basic Requirements

MS degree required; PhD preferred with a minimum of 7-10 years experience; industry experience preferred. This role will have several direct reports and managerial expertise is highly desirable.

Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.


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