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Associate Director, Regulatory CMC

Aspen Neuroscience
San Diego, California
Start date
Sep 22, 2023

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Regulatory, Regulatory Affairs, Science/R&D, CMC
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Biotech Beach

Job Details

Aspen Neuroscience, as a leading iPSC platform company, combines stem cell biology with the latest artificial intelligence and genomic approaches to investigate patient-specific, restorative treatments. We are looking for a new addition to our Regulatory Affairs team. The Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs, CMC will lead the development of regulatory CMC strategies to support early to late-stage clinical development and marketing registration of the company’s investigational product(s). We will consider remote applicants. 


  • Proactively manage CMC aspects of one or more cell therapy and clinical delivery device development programs including overseeing preparation and submission of CMC submissions, including clinical trial applications (IND Module 3/IMPDs).
  • Ensure that CMC content is complete, well-written, and meets all relevant requirements.
  • Stay abreast of current and evolving regulatory CMC requirements for cell therapies and medical devices, applying this knowledge to assigned projects, and providing regulatory guidance to Quality, Manufacturing, Process Development, and other functional groups and stakeholders.
  • Lead projects with cross-functional teams and act as the primary CMC contact with global health authorities for assigned products and projects.
  • Contribute to the design, development, and implementation of product development strategies, regulatory risk management and contingency plans, and provide recommendations within the area of CMC regulatory expertise.
  • Manage regulatory assessment and guidance on product compliance topics including change controls, deviations, and GMP/quality investigations throughout development.
  • Manage interactions with FDA and other global regulatory authorities for assigned projects to ensure acceptance, rapid review and approval of original INDs, clinical trial applications, and other submissions which include CMC information.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 6 years’ relevant experience in regulatory affairs, or a master’s degree/doctorate with a minimum of 4 years’ relevant experience in regulatory affairs strongly preferred.
  • Degree in a life sciences discipline strongly preferred.
  • Biologics experience required; cell or gene therapy experience strongly preferred. Medical device experience also preferred.
  • Experience as a regulatory contributor for INDs required; experience as a regulatory contributor for BLA, NDA, MAA, and CTA filings in the US and Europe is preferred.


  • Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate difficult concepts and persuade others.
  • Strategic thinking and strong problem-solving skills with outstanding attention to detail.
  • Collaborates and communicates in an open, clear, complete, timely, and consistent manner.
  • Strong sense of planning and prioritization, and the ability to work with all levels of management.
  • Advanced knowledge of regulations and regulatory guidelines (FDA, EMA, MHRA, Health Canada, and ICH).
  • Sound knowledge of the biotechnology/biopharmaceutical industry, including the functions and roles involved in the product development process.
  • Effective decision-making skills, with a track record of making good business decisions and exercising sound judgment. Consistently and effectively balances decisions with imperatives for ethics and effectiveness.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) and Adobe Acrobat.

EEO and Employment Eligibility:

Aspen Neuroscience is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and job applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Total Rewards and Culture:

Aspen Neuroscience, Inc., located in scenic Torrey Pines, is noted for its collaborative and learning focused culture where each person is valued for contributing their strengths and energy to building a world-class line of products for patients in need. The company offers a competitive total compensation package, time-off in addition to Company observed holidays, Medical/Dental insurance benefits, onsite gym, and other wellness perks.

The anticipated salary range for candidates who will work in San Diego is $150K to $225K annually. The final salary offered to a successful candidate will be dependent on several factors that may include but are not limited to the type and length of experience within the industry, education, etc.  Aspen Neuroscience is multi-state employer, and this salary range may not reflect positions that work in other states.


Headquartered in San Diego, Aspen Neuroscience, Inc. is a development stage, private biotechnology company focused on personalized cell therapies. We are developing autologous (the patient’s own) induced-pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) to address diseases with high unmet medical need, beginning with autologous neuron replacement for both sporadic and genetic forms of Parkinson’s disease (PD).

As a leading iPSC platform company, we combine stem cell biology with the latest artificial intelligence and genomic approaches to investigate patient-specific, restorative treatments. We have developed a best-in-class platform to create and characterize pluripotent-derived cell medicines, including in-house bioinformatics, manufacturing and QC.

Located in scenic Torrey Pines, Aspen features a culture in which employees are respected and rewarded for hard work, innovation, personal initiative, and collaboration. The leadership team is committed to attracting and retaining the highest caliber talent to develop meaningful therapies for patients in need.



Company info
(858) 263-1222
10835 Road to the Cure, Ste. 100
San Diego

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