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Scientist, Translational Product Life-cycle Lead Scientist - Remote

Company: Atara Biotherapeutics
Location: South San Francisco
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

We are hiring for a Scientist to join our Translational Science group. As the Translational Product Life-cycle Lead Scientist on the team, you will be responsible for developing and evolving the translational product strategy and lifecycle management of commercially ready cell therapy products. The ideal candidate will bring a broad understanding of translational science and clinical study design. The exceptional candidate would additionally have a working knowledge of key immunology, oncology, and cell therapy development concepts and can demonstrate their ability to build upon the success by designing novel translational experiments to propel better outcomes for patients. The Product Life-cycle Scientist is someone who is interested in applying these capabilities to have a direct impact on Atara's commercially ready cell therapy products and the patients we serve.

Reports to Sr. Scientist of Translational Research

Location Thousand Oaks, CA; San Francisco, CA (remote optional) - Must be willing to work west coast hours

Travel Travel may be required (up to 20%).

Position Responsibilities

  • Evaluate and prioritize current gaps in knowledge regarding product clinical impact and/or mechanism of action.
  • Manage external collaborations with academic partners to design and execute pointed clinical studies.
  • Manage Review and approve budgets for internal and external spend.
  • Review and design clinical and/or preclinical studies to answer key questions.
  • Critically analyze translational data generated.
  • Represent Translational Sciences as the lead for product life-cycle management.
  • Remain current with job knowledge by reading relevant publications and attending scientific conferences and workshops.
  • Prepare presentations for group meetings and actively present in group and project meetings.


  • PhD in Immunology, Molecular Biology or related field; Master's degree in relevant field plus 4 years of industry experience
  • Relevant professional experience, ideally in biotech or related industries
  • Expertise in translational science, clinical study design, and preclinical lab work
  • Familiar with basic concepts of oncology, immunology, or neurology fields highly desired
  • Familiarity with standard immunological assays
  • Strong communicator who effectively adjusts to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Demonstrated ability for technical proficiency, scientific creativity, collaboration with others and independent thought.
  • Excellent organizational and record-keeping skills
  • Significant contributions and productivity in translational research as evidenced by publications in high impact journals and presentations at industry/scientific conferences.
  • Motivated, proactive, accountable and a fast learner

More about Atara Bio

We launched Atara Biotherapeutics in August 2012 to help patients with serious diseases and few therapeutic options. We are considered a leading off-the-shelf T-cell immunotherapy company (Nasdaq ATRA) developing novel treatments for patients with cancer, autoimmune and viral diseases.

We're proud of our team of 425+ Atarians co-located by design in 4 different locations including South San Francisco (corporate headquarters), Thousand Oaks (R&D and manufacturing headquarters), Zug, Switzerland (european headquarters) and a R&D site in the Denver, Colorado area. Our Southern California hub is anchored by a new 90,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art Atara T-Cell Operations and Manufacturing (ATOM) facility. Our mission - "Transform the lives of patients with serious medical conditions through pioneering science, teamwork, and a commitment to excellence."

Our vision - "T-Cell Immunotherapy for every patient, any time."

Atara offers a competitive benefits packages that includes medical/dental/vision benefits, life and disability, retirement and stock program, as well as a generous paid time off and wellness plan that supports the well-being of our staff. Visit to learn more.

Atara Bio is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and other lawful factors. In accordance with applicable law, the Company prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity, expression or dysphoria, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, caregiver status, sexual orientation, transgender status or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws or because of the individual's association with a member of a protected group or connection to an organization or group related to a protected group.We comply with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for Atara Bio in the United States.

Keywords: Atara Biotherapeutics, South San Francisco , Scientist, Translational Product Life-cycle Lead Scientist - Remote, Other , South San Francisco, California

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