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Senior Director, GMP Quality Assurance

Eikon Therapeutics
Hayward, California
Start date
Nov 18, 2023

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Eikon Therapeutics is a new biopharmaceutical company employing revolutionary technology at the intersection of chemistry, engineering, computation, and biology to discover novel treatments for life-threatening diseases. Eikon’s discovery platform is built on groundbreaking innovations from its founders (Nobel Prize, 2014), culminating in the creation of microscopes which enable real time, molecular-resolution measurements of protein movement in living cells, thereby unlocking otherwise intractable classes of proteins as drug targets.


The Senior Director, GMP Quality Assurance will spearhead both the Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Operations (QO) functions, ensuring optimal quality and GMP compliance across our product range. This key role is pivotal in ensuring the safety, efficacy, and quality of our products from research and development to market release.

About You

You are a GMP professional with expertise in the development and launch of GMP operational systems and processes. You appreciate rules that govern activities. You appreciate consistency. You are analytical, detail-oriented, and you have a solution-driven mindset. 

What You’ll Do

  • Design and articulate a clear quality vision, strategy, and objectives, ensuring alignment with the company's overall mission.
  • Oversee the development, implementation, and maintenance of the Quality Management System (QMS) or eQMS in compliance with global GMP standards.
  • Ensure seamless coordination between QA (policy, compliance, audits) and GMP operational teams (CMC, supply chain).
  • Integrate quality considerations into the broader strategic planning of the company.
  • Guarantee all processes are consistent with international and local GMP regulations and standards.
  • Stay updated with GMP regulatory changes and adjust company processes and policies accordingly.
  • Proactively identify potential quality risks and formulate mitigation strategies.
  • Champion a proactive approach to risk assessment and mitigation throughout the product's lifecycle.
  • Evaluate, qualify, and monitor suppliers and contract manufacturers to ascertain their alignment with company quality standards and GMP compliance.
  • Lead external audits and guarantee supplier and manufacturer adherence to stipulated requirements.
  • Lead internal quality audits, identify areas for enhancement, and drive initiatives for continuous quality improvement.
  • Manage and host regulatory inspections, ensuring the company is always inspection-ready
  • Lead, mentor, and expand the Quality team spanning both QA and QC functions.
  • Cultivate a culture of excellence, teamwork, and ongoing improvement within the quality divisions and the larger company. 


  • Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences, Pharmacy, or a related field and 10+ years’ experience in a quality leadership role within the biopharmaceutical sector.
  • Comprehensive understanding of GMP regulations and standards.
  • Demonstrated expertise in setting up QMS systems and managing regulatory inspections and audits.
  • Strong leadership qualities, combined with excellent interpersonal and communication capabilities. 

At Eikon, employee compensation also includes bonus and equity compensation, in addition to several generous benefit programs, including:

  • 401k plan with company matching
  • Medical (premiums covered by Eikon at 95%), dental and vision insurance (premiums covered by Eikon at 100%)
  • Mental health and wellness benefits
  • Weeklong summer and winter holiday shutdowns
  • Generous paid time off and holiday policies
  • Life/AD&D Insurance (premiums covered by Eikon at 100%) and optional supplemental employee-paid life/AD&D policies
  • Enhanced parental leave benefit
  • Daily subsidized lunch program when on-site

The expected salary range for this role is $226,000 to $260,000 depending on skills, competency, and the market demand for your expertise.


Eikon is a pioneering drug discovery and development company that leverages superior engineering and high-performance computing to analyze single molecule protein behavior in living cells. We are engineering a battery of innovative tools and technologies for biological exploration in drug discovery and beyond.

Eikon thrives on the energy and creativity of interdisciplinary teams. We are physicists and chemists, biologists and engineers. We spend our days context-switching between multiple scientific languages. We work with lasers, super-resolution microscopes, and robot arms. We leverage machine learning, cell line engineering, and the collective intelligence of world-class scientists and technologists to observe therapeutically relevant biology in a way no one has before.

We’re endlessly curious, intellectually honest and we love what we do. We’re driven to learn the true mechanisms of biology and pharmacology at the molecular level, to make the biggest difference in as many lives as possible.

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3929 Point Eden Way
United States

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