Director, Molecular & Vector Biology

The Director of Molecular & Vector Biology position represents an excellent opportunity for career development and cross training in a fast-paced and highly collaborative environment. The successful candidate will be expected to play an integral role in the development and translation of the TRuCTM T cell platform. Specifically, the successful candidate will drive innovation of novel viral constructs, whilst supporting protein, in vitro and in vivo immunology teams. The candidate will be expected to develop and manage a cutting edge team that will catalyze the growth of the TCR2 platform.


  • Develop and manage a team of scientists to develop novel viral vectors & integrate into the research team at TCR2
  • Use synthetic biology tools to build more potent viruses
  • Provide expert guidance in designing and implementing development programs based on a broad knowledge of the drug development process and demonstrated knowledge and comprehensive expertise in molecular biology, cell biology, and protein characterization
  • Molecular analytics tools to assess gene transfer and gene expression in vitro and in vivo.
  • Contribute intellectually to the discovery and assessment of novel therapeutic payloads and the design and creation of next generation viral vectors for expanded indications
  • Collaborate with process development and analytical sciences to identify efficiencies needed to meet critical corporate objectives, encompassing the area of viral vector manufacturing
  • Influence through effective communication, respectful challenge, and persuasion across the research organization


  • Ph.D. in Molecular Biology or Virology is required
  • At least 10 years of post-degree research experience in an academic or preferably an industrial setting
  • Direct experience leading pre-clinical stage programs and a cross-functional team is required
  • Biotech experience is strongly preferred with a focus on cell and gene therapy, virology or biologics
  • Previous experience with retrovirus, lentivirus, micro RNA mediated gene regulation; viruses is preferred
  • Relevant experience working with biomacromolecules (viruses, VLPs, RNA, DNA, therapeutic proteins, mAbs)
  • Ability to adapt to frequent change and thrive in a dynamic and entrepreneurial early-stage environment
  • Strong communication and organization skills
  • Displays a high degree of maturity, honesty, trust and integrity
  • A scientifically motivated self-starter, capable of independently conceiving, conducting, and critically analyzing his/her own work with minimal supervision
  • A strong presenter and communicator, with the ability to work in a fast-paced and team oriented environment
  • Someone who thrives on making a difference, as well as adapting to changes as the company grows
  • Someone who enjoys a transparent, respectful and innovative environment

Interested candidates should send their resume to