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Nov 03 — 2021

Director / (Sr.) Manager of R&D Project Management

Department:Research and Develpment Location: Taipei, Taiwan Job Type: Full-time Reports to: Chief Scientific Officer / Head of preclinical R&D

About the role

Due to the expansion of our preclinical R&D capabilities, Acepodia are seeking a highly motivated and innovative project manager with strong communication skills to support our preclinical R&D team. In this role, you will play an important role in monitoring progress of every preclinical R&D’s programs. In addition, to provide project management solutions to support preclinical R&D administration with leaderships. This position will work closely with the CMC/Clinical team to coordinate and support for implementing Acepodia’s research strategy effectively. Importantly, he/she will be a member of cross functional teams with a mission to build and support preclinical cell therapy discovery and development programs all the way from concept through to IND submission in alignment with Acepodia’s strategy and goal.

Education / Background

  • M.S. or equivalent degree in a relevant life science discipline with extensive experience and deep knowledge of immune cell therapy and related diseases.
  • More than 5 years experience in biotech/pharmaceutical industry.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to

  • Maintain and monitor program/project timelines and establish consistency within the detailed program/project timelines to ensure functional alignment to execute program/project goals and deliverables.
  • Work closely with CMC and clinical development teams and other functional areas to drive cell therapy development efficiently and effectively.
  • Collaborate with cross functional team members and leadership to achieve business goals.
  • Work closely with leaders across the company to plan and execute the R&D strategy and initiate additional pipeline programs.
  • Convey a sense of urgency, and drive issues to closure; make timely decisions while ensuring sound evaluation of options as needed.
  • Foster a culture of collaboration, innovation, discovery, and cutting-edge research culture focused on scientific excellence, open communication, and continual improvement.
  • Effectively identify, develop, and manage external collaborators (e.g. academic, industrial partners).

Position Requirements, Relevant Skills & Experience: 

  • Excellent organizational skills, multi-tasking abilities, problem-solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to work productively with multiple parties at all different levels.
  • An ability to be productive and successful in an intense work environment.
  • Extensive knowledge in all disciplines relevant to cell therapy or drug discovery.
  • Understanding of the current competitive and regulatory landscape for cell therapies and cancer disease.
  • Experience in project management to research and development project.
  • Experience in research and development studies is plus.
  • Experience in project managing a portfolio of research and development projects across multiple areas is plus.
  • Strong interpersonal and oral and written communication skills with an enthusiasm for participating in a fast-paced environment characterized by rigorous science and innovative thinking.
  • Comfortable in a results-driven, highly accountable environment where you can make a clear impact.
  • Fluent communication in both English and Mandarin.
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google’s Apps (including Docs, Sheets, Gmail, Calendar).
  • Familiar with cloud storage and co-editing document online.

Acepodia is an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive salary and comprehensive package, including stock options, medical care, paid vacation, and holiday time. Title and salary commensurate with experience.
 

About Acepodia

Acepodia is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing NK and NK-like gamma delta T cell therapies using our patented ACC (Antibody Cell-Conjugation) technology platform. Using ACC technology, we arm immune cells with antibodies to target and eradicate cancer cells. Our mission is to develop safe, effective, and affordable cell therapies to fight and beat cancers.

Founded in 2017 in the birthplace of biotechnology, the San Francisco Bay Area, CA. Acepodia
is venture capital and private equity backed and funded. Our platforms and products aim to address and overcome the major obstacles in cancer therapy: Ability to target low expression of tumor antigens to better prevent tumor escape; Trafficking of effector cells to tumor locations; Activate the immune system to attack cancer cells.
 

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