National Postdoctoral Association Career Center Senior/Executive
Director, Biologics Development
MT Senior/Executive Director, Biologics Development Mersana
Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRSN) is a clinical-stage
biopharmaceutical company using its differentiated and proprietary
ADC platforms to develop highly targeted drugs with increased
tolerability and expanded opportunities to deliver meaningful
clinical benefit to cancer patients. Mersana’s lead product
candidate, XMT-1536, is in a Phase 1 clinical trial in patients
with tumors expressing NaPi2b, including ovarian cancer and NSCLC
adenocarcinoma. In addition, multiple partners are using Mersana’s
platform to advance their ADC pipelines.
Mersana’s mission is to discover and develop life-changing
antibody-drug conjugates for patients fighting cancer. We seek
individuals who share our excitement about the possibilities our
proprietary drug conjugation platforms offer, as well as our
commitment to making a meaningful difference for patients and their
families. At Mersana we have a highly collaborative culture and
believe that our collective ability to make a difference exceeds
the sum of our individual efforts.
What’s in it for you?
In this role, you will have the opportunity to lead all process
development, scale-up, and external manufacturing efforts for
Mersana mAbs, including cell line development, bioreactor
production, and downstream purification. You will form close
partnerships with internal and external stakeholders including
CMOs. To be successful you will bring your organizational and
people leadership strengths as well as your demonstrated technical
expertise in biologics development. If you are not yet an expert in
some of the following: cell line development, bioreactor
production, biologics purification, scale-up and unit operation
research, tech transfer activities, or biologics process
characterization and validation, you’ll have an opportunity to dive
deeper and learn. This position reports to the SVP, CMC.
How do you know you’re the right fit?
You’ll have demonstrated successes, and your experience will
lend well to the following key responsibilities:
Ensuring continuity of mAb supply for current programs XMT-1536
and XMT-1592) as well as mAb supply for future clinical development
Leading CMO selection, oversight, and management for mAb
Participating in technology transfer projects as well as
troubleshooting activities related to external manufacturing.
Participating in Process Characterization activities for our
lead molecule XMT-1536, and prepare for the initiation of PPQs
Representing Mersana externally with vendors and partners, as
the technical expert on biopharmaceutical production.
Working closely with counterparts in Drug Substance and Drug
Product Development to ensure a seamless manufacturing strategy and
Leading of team of 2 engaged in antibody development and
This is typically a role best suited for candidates possessing a
Graduate Degree in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering,
Biopharmaceutical Production, Pharmaceutical Sciences or related
scientific discipline required; PhD preferred with 10 years’
experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry.
Additionally, you’ll possess:
Technical expertise in one or more of the following
areas: cell line development, bioreactor production, biologics
purification (preferred), scale-up and unit operation research,
tech transfer activities, biologics process characterization and
Demonstrated people and organizational leadership success. The
role requires a leader willing to be both a “coach and a
Ability to negotiate and dramatically influence to have a
positive impact inside and outside the organization.
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication
Position may require up to 30% travel
Job ID: 54649853
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Position Title: Senior/Executive Director, Biologics
Company Name: Mersana Therapeutics
Job Function: Biotherapeutics
Job Type: Full-Time
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