Senior Director / Director Innovation & Exploratory Research

Reporting to the VP of Research, the Senior Director / Director of Innovation & Exploratory Research will play an important role in defining and advancing our portfolio of emerging projects aimed at creating and expanding the TRuC™ platform. This individual will be responsible for developing next generation TRuC-T cells and tools that enhance their activity. They will be expected to be creative and focused. They will be asked to build a team called the Innovation Focus Group and providing it with scientific and people leadership. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated scientist with a demonstrated track record of leadership in discovery through internal and external collaboration.


  • Interface with the literature, internal and external experts to identify promising opportunities for TCR²

  • Manage and build a capable, creative exploratory team to investigate new scientific areas and execute on external collaborations

  • Create a pipeline of early-stage projects to feed the late-stage pre-clinical & clinical pipelines at TCR²

  • Contribute to reviewing inbound and outbound business development opportunities in collaboration with internal Strategic Partnerships team

  • Partner with internal functional area colleagues to develop plans to deliver early stage projects for internal or external development

  • Prepare, review and deliver scientific presentations for internal/external use

  • Aggressively identify new, relevant scientific developments and work with our teams to incorporate them into our projects

  • Stay current on state-of-the-art principles and developments relevant to the discovery of new therapies


  • PhD, with at least 10 years of relevant experience with a majority of that in biotech/pharma early research and development activities

  • Experience networking within the life science ecosystem with the proven ability to establish collaborative working relationships with in-house team members, academic labs, and industry thought leaders

  • Attention to detail and the ability to work individually, within a multi-disciplinary team, as well as with external partners and vendors

  • Intellectually agile and able to thrive in a fast-paced, innovative environment

  • Ability to use scientific methods to formulate and test biological hypotheses, analyze, interpret and report results

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience with cell therapy a plus

  • Strong scientific reputation evidenced by a good publication record preferred

  • Fit with our corporate culture of passion and innovation

Interested candidates should send their resume to