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Director, Quality Site Head

Neogene Therapeutics
Santa Monica, CA
Start date
Jun 17, 2024

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At AstraZeneca's Oncology R&D division, we follow the science to explore and innovate. We are working towards treating, preventing, modifying, and even curing some of the world's most complex diseases. Here we have the potential to grow our pipeline and positively impact the lives of billions of patients around the world. We are committed to making a difference and have built our business around our passion for science. Now we are fusing data and technology with the latest scientific innovations to achieve the next wave of breakthroughs.

Position Summary

The Director Quality is responsible for ensuring compliance with the quality system's procedures and identify and assess regulatory and quality risks in activities and processes according to regulatory agency rules and regulations and company practices/standards. This role is accountable for routine Quality Assurance duties related to the production and disposition of products manufactured and Quality Control tested by or on behalf of Neogene. Responsible for oversight of development, implementation, maintenance and performance of the Quality Assurance systems and programs. This role is based in Santa Monica, CA, and reports to Sr. Director, Quality in NL. This position is a fulltime role and offers the option for a hybrid work arrangement.



  • Lead and management of QA and QC teams for all US- Neogene sites.
  • Drive strategy and roadmap in support of the company's Quality Vision.
  • Ensure quality assurance support across functions within Neogene (e.g., Manufacturing, Supply Chain, QC, Process Development, Facilities and Engineering, Analytical Development, Clinical Development, Regulatory Affairs) and externally to assure compliance and strong relationships.
  • Perform a wide variety of activities to ensure compliance with applicable Quality objectives and global regulatory requirements.
  • Authoring, review and/or approval of GxP records and documents (both internal and external) including but not limited to master and executed production batch records, deviations/investigations, corrective actions, change controls, protocols and reports.
  • Provide guidance, support and oversee all activities related to product disposition and new product introductions.
  • Ensure quality systems, processes, specifications, and SOPs are designed to be appropriate for the development, manufacture, testing, timely release and distribution of product, and meet all relevant regulatory requirements, and are consistent with the global Quality strategy.
  • Authoring/reviewing of CMC sections of global regulatory submissions.
  • Provide QA guidance on product development projects, technical transfer activities and on developing solutions to more complex problems.
  • Support Management Review activities and oversee trending of key quality, product and GMP metrics.
  • Support regulatory inspections, internal audits, and external audits from partners.
  • Design, effective implementation, monitoring and maintenance of the Quality Management System for GMP.
  • Reviews routine manufacturing and quality control data for in-process and finished product.
  • May conduct or serve as a lead/coordinator of investigations and corrective and preventive action (CAPA) recommendations related to manufactured products.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Leading QA/QC team and day-to day supervision of onsite employees.


Education and Experience

  • 12+ years with BS/BA; 10+ years with MS/MA or MBA.
  • 8+ years of management experience
  • Experience in writing, evaluating, and closing investigations, CAPAs and change control records.
  • Experience with conducting and managing internal and external audits.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply GMP in conformance to US, EU and ROW standards.
  • Proficient in cGMP regulations, quality systems and regulatory requirements.
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and willing to accept responsibilities outside of initial job description.
  • Ability to effectively negotiate and build collaboration amongst individuals.
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Power Point and other applications.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential in this collaborative work environment.
  • Willingness to think outside of the box and adapt best practices for stage appropriate products.
  • Must be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously and demonstrate organizational, prioritization, and time management proficiencies.
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced small company environment with minimal direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities.

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $170,000 to $200,000. However, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related experience. If hired, employee will be in an "at-will position" and we reserve the right to modify base salary (and any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.



  • Short-term incentive bonus opportunity
  • Equity-based long-term incentive program
  • 401(k) plan
  • Paid vacation and holidays; paid leaves
  • Health benefits including medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage.


Neogene Therapeutics requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.

DE&I Statement

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.


Neogene Therapeutics is a global, preclinical stage biotechnology company pioneering the development of next generation, fully individualized engineered T cell therapies for a broad spectrum of cancers.

Our proprietary neoantigen T cell receptor (TCR) discovery and T cell engineering platform identifies TCR genes with specificity for neoantigens – found exclusively on cancer cells as a result of cancer-associated DNA mutations.

Cancer is a genetically individual disease – no two tumors are exactly the same. These variations create neoantigens – unique targets for every tumor. Neogene’s novel approach delivers a tailored T cell therapy containing a unique set of specific TCR genes for each individual patient. Engineered into patient-derived T cells, these TCRs are directed toward neoantigens in tumor cells, with the goal of eliciting strong and durable responses in a variety of solid tumor indications.

We offer the opportunity to join a highly dynamic biotech start-up. You can expect a collaborative environment created by a team with deep scientific expertise and an industrial track-record in T cell therapies. We value pro-active team-players who pursue their goals with dedication, endurance and a daring mindset. If you share our commitment to make a difference to patients in need, we can provide an exciting opportunity for your career.

Company info
2225 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica
United States

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