Associate Director, Regulatory Science - CMC

London, England
Nov 26, 2021
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Associate Director, Regulatory Science - CMC

Location: UK

Reporting to: Senior Director, Regulatory Science - CMC

Job summary

Orchard Therapeutics is an international biotechnology company dedicated to bringing transformative gene therapies to patients with serious and life-threatening orphan diseases.

Key Elements and Responsibilities

  • Provide Regulatory CMC leadership to Orchard Technical Operations and Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) teams in line with US, European, ICH, and other applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Participate in definition and implementation of Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) regulatory strategy for assigned program(s).
  • Regularly assess and communicate regulatory risks associated with assigned program(s) to Orchard senior management and program team(s).
  • Plan, author, review and submit high quality CMC modules of investigational and marketing authorization filings for Orchard’s gene therapy products to major regulatory jurisdictions such as US, Europe and UK, in collaboration with partners from Technical Operations/CMC.
  • In collaboration with Technical Operations subject matter experts, prepare responses to questions and requests for information from regulatory authorities.
  • Monitor, analyze, and disseminate intelligence on regulatory CMC topics that may impact regulatory status of ongoing development programs or approved commercial products.
  • Collaborate with global Regulatory CMC and Regulatory Science colleagues to successfully implement department vision and goals.
  • Other activities as may be assigned.

Required knowledge/experience

  • Significant (6 - 8 years) regulatory CMC program leadership experience with biologics and/or Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs)
  • Successful experience in independently leading Module 3 sections for investigational and marketing applications for biotech/ATMP products.
  • In-depth understanding of manufacturing, testing and regulation of biotechnology and/or gene therapy products for human use required.
  • Successful experience authoring CMC documents, leading health authority oral/written communications and leading CMC-focused meetings is a must.
  • Experience with life cycle management of biologics or ATMPs is a plus.

Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to maintain high standards of professionalism and quality of work, including strategic regulatory planning, regulatory program management and oral/written communication.
  • Ability to prioritize and respond effectively to program changes.
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional team environment and with remote teams.
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Excellent organizational, computer and documentation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication are essential in this collaborative work environment.


  • M.S. or PhD in chemistry, cell biology, pharmacology, pharmacy, bio/chemical engineering or closely related field.

Orchard Therapeutics is an Equal Opportunity employer.