Head of Immune Cell Engineering - Cell Therapy Start-Up

Location Boston
Discipline: Pre-Clinical Development
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £Salary: $Strong salary, bonus, equity and supporting package.
Contact name: Surbhi Dhar

Contact email: surbhi.dhar@rbwconsulting.com
Contact phone: 16179821238
Job ref: 21193
Published: 26 days ago
Expiry date: 15 April 2021

​Type: Full Time Permanent

A unique Start-Up with a novel Cell Therapy platform is seeking a highly motivated individual to lead their B cell engineering efforts. The company is in early stages and has programs in Oncology and Inflammation. It boasts of a highly energetic, fun and collaborative environment with stellar academic and industry leaders on the advisory board. The position reports to the CSO.


  • PhD in Immunology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or a related discipline

  • At least 5 years of industry experience leading a start-up biotech or pharma company developing novel cell and gene therapies

  • Prior experience with immune cell engineering, especially primary human cells for the development of therapeutics is required

  • Experience in AAV or other viral vector engineering platforms is desirable

  • Technical expertise on methods for large scale cell culture is a big plus

  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral, and an ability to communicate complex issues to a range of audience

  • Ability to champion innovation across the board to drive organizational improvement is encouraged


  • Build and grow the B cell engineering discovery and development group and lead from the front

  • Develop, characterize, and execute novel cell therapy technologies with a team of highly skilled Immune cell engineers

  • Lead the development of analytical methodologies that can analyze and profile desirable B cells

  • Work closely with the senior leadership and cross functional teams to achieve key objectives

  • Analyze and present data and troubleshoot issues as they arise

  • Foster, nurture and leverage constructive relationships across functional groups

I manage a range of other permanent and contract positions for a broad portfolio of clients (Biotech, CRO and Pharma). If the above role isn’t for you but you’d nevertheless like to discuss your options in the market, I’d welcome a confidential discussion by phone or email. Contact Surbhi Dhar at +1 (617) 982 1238 or surbhi.dhar@rbwconsulting.com

Salary: $Strong salary, bonus, equity and supporting package.