Senior Manager, Regulatory CMC

Bluebird Bio, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

integrated product platforms with broad therapeutic potential

Senior Manager, Regulatory Science - CMC 



We seek an experienced Regulatory CMC professional with specific expertise in biologics who will be responsible for planning, writing, and coordinating Regulatory CMC submissions (IND, IMPD, BLA/MAA) in collaboration with the Associate Director responsible for the Regulatory CMC development of bluebird bio’s late-stage LentiGlobin program.  The Reg-CMC Manager will also be responsible for representing the department on multidisciplinary product development teams.


About the role:

  • Contribute to the global CMC regulatory strategies for the development of bluebird gene therapy product LentiGlobin in partnership with Pharmaceutical Sciences, Quality and Regulatory team members.
  • Plan, prepare and oversee filing of high-quality CMCrelated‑ submissions; this will require cross-functional interactions, excellent project management and writing skills, as well as a good understanding of the underlying science.
  • Participate in interactions with regulatory agencies to resolve CMC issues; prepare and submit responses to CMC questions.
  • Participate as needed in interactions with regulatory agencies during GMP inspections and pre-approval inspections in support of Quality and CMC teams
  • Assess proposed manufacturing process changes and provide support to Associate Director to provide strategic regulatory guidance as to how to best implement changes globally.


About you:   

  • BA/BS degree in life sciences in biochemistry, chemistry, biology, chemical engineering or related field, advanced degree preferred
  • 5+ years of relevant biopharmaceutical industry experience with 3+ years of experience in Regulatory Affairs. Previous experience in process development, manufacturing, and quality of biologics/gene or cell therapy preferred 
  • Understanding of relevant drug and biologics development regulations and guidelines including ICH, FDA and EMA guidelines
  • Effective problem solving, strong understanding of regulatory affairs, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work under time pressure
  • Ability to work both independently or collaboratively in a team structure and thrive in a fast paced‑ environment
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Excellent scientific writing and editing skills
  • Detail oriented; science-based reasoning skills
  • Ability to execute and follow-through projects to completion
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment where results are achieved through influence and the incorporation of multiple points of view
  • Independently motivated and solution oriented
  • Be ready to embrace the principles of the bluebird bio culture: b colorful, b cooperative, and b yourself


Travel Required (Y/N, if yes, enter % of time):  No


Manager of People (Y/N):  No in short term, likely Yes in 3-5 years horizon

About Bluebird Bio

About us We are leading the gene therapy revolution. Our integrated product platforms encompass gene therapy, cancer immunotherapy and gene editing – providing us with the potential to treat, and hopefully cure, a broad range of serious diseases. We have a lot of energy, and it’s not just the abundance of coffee that keeps us going. Find out what sparks our excitement and inspires us every day.

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