Caribou is a leading clinical-stage CRISPR genome-editing biopharmaceutical company founded by pioneers in this field. Leveraging our proprietary technologies, we are developing genome-edited, off-the-shelf immune cell therapies for the treatment of patients with devastating human diseases, including cancer. We believe that cell therapies are critical now and for the future of cancer therapeutics, and that advanced genome editing is necessary to develop sophisticated cell therapies to treat a variety of malignancies. We are developing a pipeline of wholly-owned, genome-edited, off-the-shelf CAR-T and CAR-NK cell therapy product candidates for a range of tumor types. Caribou’s headquarters are in Berkeley, California.

Members of the Caribou herd open their minds to new ideas and welcome diverse perspectives. We proudly assert that teams do their best work when their members are personally engaged, their ideas are taken seriously, their contributions are recognized, and their needs are met. 

We are seeking a Director of Clinical Research who will support clinical development strategy and plans. This leadership role is responsible for timely execution of First-in-Human programs through proof-of concept and delivery on clinical study designs, high quality trial execution, and preparation of clinical protocols.  This role reports to the Senior Vice President of Clinical Development and will work with the Clinical Study Physician, Clinical Operations, and Biostatistics. This role may be remote or based in our offices in Berkeley, CA

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide leadership, oversight, and management of clinical studies including planning, execution, completion, and reporting of clinical trials
  • Review and analyze clinical data and assist in generating study reports, publications, and regulatory documents
  • Conduct data review, analysis, and interpretation of clinical trials data
  • Follow safety and data review plans to perform and document regular review of patient safety data and perform review of cumulative safety data
  • Draft clinical and safety sections of critical documents, e.g., protocol amendments, investigator brochure, and regulatory documents including Investigator Brochures, Annual Reports, IND sections, Clinical Study Reports.
  • Prepare presentations regarding strategy and/or data and supports and assists in the development of publications, abstracts, and presentations.
  • Partner with Translational Science and Clinical Operations as needed to ensure compliance with GCP and quality execution of plans that involve patient samples and analysis.
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with external stakeholders
  • Perform other duties as assigned related to clinical programs

Qualifications

  • PhD/PharmD and 4+ years; MA/MS/MSN and 7+ years; or BA/BS/BSN and 9+ years of experience in clinical development. Three of these years should be in a clinical type role with a track record executing oncology development programs to completion or targeted milestone.
  • Demonstrated experience in (and understanding of) oncology drug development especially in Early Development; familiarity with related disciplines (biostatistics, regulatory, pre-clinical pharmacology, pharmaceutical sciences)
  • Must have proven scientific writing skills and good communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience with GCP
  • Strong interpersonal skills and team partner with demonstrated ability to build consensus
  • Data listing review experience
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, team environment and to function independently as appropriate​
  • Ability to perform complex data analysis

Work Schedule or Travel Requirements

  • Availability during normal business in the candidate’s time zone and availability regionally to meet with clinical study centers and California company meetings as needed
  • 5-10% Travel

Caribou compensation and benefits include:

  • Comprehensive compensation package, which includes stock options and an employee stock purchase program for all employees
  • Generous paid vacation time, in addition to company-observed holidays and floating holidays
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan, which includes matching employer contributions
  • Tuition reimbursement program 

Caribou is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding), genetic information, taking or requesting statutorily protected leave, or any other basis protected by law. In addition, Caribou prohibits the harassment of any individual on any of the bases listed above or any other characteristics protected under federal, state, or local laws. Legal authorization to work in the United States is required. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. 

Caribou requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have an approved medical or religious accommodation. Proof of such vaccination will be required as part of the hiring process.

For more information about Caribou, visit www.cariboubio.com and follow the company @CaribouBio.

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