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Associate Director, Drug Product Development & Manufacturing

Entrada Therapeutics
Boston, MA
Start date
May 9, 2024

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The Organization

What's happening at Entrada Therapeutics? Entrada is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company aiming to transform the lives of patients by establishing a new class of medicines that engage intracellular targets that have long been considered inaccessible.

Our Endosomal Escape Vehicle (EEV™)-therapeutics are designed to enable the efficient intracellular delivery of a wide range of therapeutics into a variety of organs and tissues, resulting in an improved therapeutic index. Through this proprietary, versatile and modular approach, Entrada is advancing a robust development portfolio of RNA-, antibody- and enzyme-based programs for the potential treatment of neuromuscular, ocular, metabolic and immunological diseases, among others.

Our lead oligonucleotide programs are in development for the potential treatment of people living with Duchenne who are exon 44, 45 and 50 skipping amenable. We have also partnered to develop a clinical-stage program, VX-670, for myotonic dystrophy type 1.

We are a tight-knit team of experts and leaders in both therapeutic development and rare diseases and are excited to grow and attract colleagues who are ready to join a high-energy, dedicated team that likes to get things done and dramatically improve the lives of patients and their families.

The Perfect Addition to Our Team

You are a motivated, resourceful, and enthusiastic Drug Product Development & Manufacturing individual who is excited to support the company at a critical stage in its growth trajectory. You excel at formulation & drug product development (liquid and lyophilized), GMP manufacturing of drug products. If you can lead these activities with minimal supervision, yet thrive in a collaborative setting, this role is for you. At Entrada, you will not be siloed, but rather expected to interact across different functional groups, including Discovery, Process Chemistry, DS Development & Manufacturing, Analytical Development & Quality Control, Product Development, Clinical Operations, and CRO/CDMOs. Your ability and desire to thrive in a nimble, fast-paced results-driven environment will set you up for success.

The Opportunity

Lead the drug product development and manufacturing activities for Entrada’s novel pipeline programs. You will report to the Sr. Director of Drug Product Development & Manufacturing and will focus on developing liquid, lyophilized formulations, process development, and manufacturing activities for Oligopeptide and Biologics Drug Products.

  • Lead drug product formulation, characterization, process development, technology transfer, scale-up, and manufacturing activities for early to late-stage pipeline programs.
  • Develop lyophilization cycles & processes to increase the stability of drug products.
  • Focus on routes of degradation of drug products in liquid and lyophilized formulations under accelerated temperature, refrigerated storage conditions, and under different stresses in a variety of containers.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert and provide direct oversight for drug product manufacturing activities at CDMOs including formulation, aseptic filling, visual inspection, manufacturing investigations, and change controls.
  • Lead and manage the execution of various drug product-related studies including formulation robustness, filter validation, CCIT, extractables and leachable, in-use material compatibility, and shipping.
  • Facilitate timely execution, disposition, and release of drug product batches through detailed technical review of master batch records, executed batch records, and other cGMP documentation.
  • Support packaging & labeling activities of bulk drug products (if needed)
  • Collaborate with QC stability lead in the design of phase-appropriate stability studies as per ICH guidelines.
  • Responsible for driving execution of current production plan at CDMOs with long-term vision.
  • Lead issue resolution, escalating appropriately to internal and/or joint governance if required.
  • Develop, author, review, and approve technical study protocols, reports, and documentation related to manufacturing including quality documents.
  • Autor/review change controls to introduce process improvements through the lifecycle of programs from Phase 1 through Phase 3/validation and commercialization.
  • Author/review related sections in regulatory filing documents (IND, IMPD, NDA, etc.).
  • Partner with Entrada team for CDMO due diligence during new CDMO selection to vet capabilities, risks, and investments required.
  • Serve as drug product SME to support CMC and program teams in technical due diligence, CRO and CMO capability assessment, selection, and management for formulation and drug product development and manufacture.
  • Provide input and participate in long-term strategic initiatives which enable sufficient growth to meet the program’s needs.
The Necessities

At Entrada, our passion for science, our devotion to patients and our values drives our behavior:

  • Humanity - We genuinely care about patients and about one another.
  • Tenacity - We are relentless and persistent in the pursuit of developing therapies for patients.
  • Creativity - We are creative problem solvers.
  • Collaboration - We are more than the sum of our parts.
  • Curiosity - We have a growth mindset and push conventional thought and theory.

To thrive on our team, you will need to come with:

  • Requires an advanced degree in a scientific or engineering discipline with 10+ years of related experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in drug product manufacturing and development including formulation, process characterization (by QbD), tech transfer, scale-up, and clinical and commercial manufacturing.
  • Experience with aseptic filling of liquid vials, pre-filled syringes, and lyophilized drug product vials.
  • Significant experience in managing/collaborating with CRO, CMO, drug product primary packaging component suppliers, and production partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain program timelines and budgets
  • Working knowledge of industry practices and regulations (e.g. GxP, ISO, ICH, etc.) across multiple health authorities (e.g. FDA and EMA). Ability to interpret and relate Quality standards for implementation and review.
  • Ability to lead and ensure successful execution of DP development activities, including but not limited to formulation development/stability studies, in-use stability studies, extractable and leachable assessments, process development (scale-up) studies, and sterilizing filter sizing.
  • Strong project management, interpersonal, communication, negotiation, and problem-solving skills preferable.
  • Strong ability to communicate clearly and professionally both in writing and verbally.
  • Ability to travel up to 20% (domestic and international).
The Perks

By becoming a team member here at Entrada, you’ll have access to competitive health, dental, and vision coverage, as well as life insurance, and short term and long-term disability insurance. We value work life balance, you'll benefit from discretionary time off, paternity leave, and an excellent 401(k) package. We also offer a generous transportation stipend to commute as you wish. Our location in the vibrant and growing Seaport District is close to all the best that the city of Boston has to offer.

Entrada Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.

Third Party Staffing Agencies

Entrada does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from candidates. For the protection of all parties involved in the recruiting process, resumes will only be accepted from recruiters/agencies if a signed agreement is in place at the inception of the recruiting effort and authorized for a specified position. Unsolicited resumes sent to Entrada from recruiters/agencies do not constitute any type of relationship between the recruiter/agency and Entrada and do not obligate Entrada to pay fees if we hire from those resumes.

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Entrada Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company aiming to transform the lives of patients by establishing a new class of medicines, Endosomal Escape Vehicle (EEV™) therapeutics, to engage intracellular targets that have long been considered inaccessible and undruggable. The Company’s EEV therapeutics are designed to enable the efficient intracellular delivery of a wide range of therapeutics into a variety of organs and tissues with an improved therapeutic index. Through its proprietary, highly versatile and modular EEV platform, Entrada is building a robust development portfolio of oligonucleotide-, antibody- and enzyme-based programs for the potential treatment of neuromuscular diseases, immunology, oncology and diseases of the central nervous system. The Company’s lead oligonucleotide programs include ENTR-601-44 targeting Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and ENTR-701 targeting myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1).

Stock Symbol: TRDA
Stock Exchange: NASDAQ



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