Director, Regenerative Medicine, Preclinical Development


Waltham, MA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Clinical Research
  • Post Date: 05/24/2021
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  • Company Address: 139 Main Street Suite 500 , Cambridge, MA , 02142

About ElevateBio

ElevateBio is a biotechnology company that specializes in cell and gene-based therapies.

Job Description

The Role:


ElevateBio is actively recruiting a Director, Preclinical.  The Director will play a pivotal role in the development of ElevateBio’s stem cell therapy products.  The position is focused on building and leading a team of scientists focused on preclinical development of stem cell products.  



  • Build a collaborative and cross-functional preclinical team to perform in vitro and in vivo preclinical testing of various pluripotent stem cell-derived products
  • Develop and execute strategy to support the development of PSC-derived stem cell products in support of IND submissions
  • Manage internal preclinical research, external academic collaborations and critical studies performed at CROs
  • Contribute intellectually to the discovery and assessment of novel stem cell therapies
  • Develop budget and monitor expenditures
  • Communicate program progress and issues to senior management, to regulatory agencies as necessary, and at national and international conferences as appropriate



  • PhD with 10+ years of relevant experience in Stem Cell Biology or related field, preferably in an industrial setting
  • Strong knowledge of animal models used for the assessing human cell therapies (humanized mice models, immunocompromised models, etc)
  • Experience managing external collaborations and CROs
  • Experience in developing PSC-derived therapies preferred
  • Knowledge of US and EU cell therapy regulations is desirable
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills with an enthusiasm for participating in a fast-paced environment characterized by rigorous science and innovative thinking
  • Self-motivated and adept at regularly delivering towards deadlines, and strong skills in troubleshooting 
  • Ability to adapt to frequent change and thrive in a dynamic and entrepreneurial early-stage environment

Why join ElevateBio?

ElevateBio is accelerating the future of biotechnology; developing the next-generation of cell, viral and regenerative medicine therapeutics for the treatment of severe diseases.  We have launched a revolutionary new model that integrates innovators, infrastructure and capital to effectively develop cell, gene and related therapies for patients with severe and life-threatening disorders.  With plans for a cutting-edge laboratory and manufacturing center already underway, we're building a world-class organization lead by expert talent with bench-to-bedside capabilities.

At the heart of the ElevateBio platform is ElevateBio Base Camp, a state-of-the-art research, development and manufacturing center for innovation in the Greater Boston Area to be staffed with a world-class team of scientists.


Our Vision:
Next-generation product development for advanced therapies supported by global bench-to-bedside expertise shared across our portfolio of companies

ElevateBio is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person’s race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. ElevateBio will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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