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Seattle Children's Hospital Director, GMP Biologics Manufacturing in Seattle, Washington

Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s – to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE

As one of the nation's top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children's Research Institute is dedicated to providing hope, care, and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.

Our investigators are involved in hundreds of projects that cover every phase of research, from studying how diseases work to improving investigational therapies. They have pioneered groundbreaking cystic fibrosis treatments and cutting-edge cancer therapies that help a child's immune system defeat cancer, and made other major contributions to pediatric medicine.

Researchers work in close collaboration with one another, their colleagues at partner institutions including the University of Washington and Fred Hutch and our healthcare providers at Seattle Children's Hospital, one of U.S. News & World Report’s top children's hospitals. This collaboration is one of our key strengths, allowing our faculty to draw on a variety of disciplines and techniques as they pursue solutions to some of medicine's most complex problems.

We are committed to not only treating disease but to eliminating it. Help us achieve our vision of being a worldwide leader in pediatric research aimed to improve the health and well-being of children. If you are interested in a challenging career aimed at groundbreaking research, Seattle Children's Research Institute is the place for you.

Seattle Children's Therapeutics (SCTx) at Seattle Children's Research Institute (SCRI) is an exciting new venture aimed at leveraging a biotech industry business model in a non-profit context to bring cutting edge, curative technologies and therapies to defeat pediatric cancer and beyond. Our immunotherapies offer hope to families who have exhausted other treatment options - our work saves lives. This position will oversee the GMP Biologics Manufacturing team as we aim to develop our internal manufacturing capabilities for key starting materials to accelerate our cell therapy manufacturing program, including viral vectors, plasmids, and protein therapeutics.

This role will be accountable for providing leadership and direct management to the manufacturing activities of the GMP biologics manufacturing facility. The Manufacturing Director will collaborate with upper management on gene vector and biologics manufacturing strategy, contributing current knowledge and implementing technical advances required to manage manufacturing and operations of the GMP biologics facility in concert with strategic goals and objectives.

The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing multiple GMP biologics manufacturing lines, departmental budgets, talent management/succession planning, and engagement and retention strategies for the GMP biologics manufacturing business. You will be a leader at the site and have ultimate responsibility for timely, high-quality execution of manufacturing operations. Responsibility includes delivering on critical project milestones and managing a key functional area that will have a direct impact on the growth and success of Seattle Children’s Therapeutics. The role will collaborate with senior management to provide input on strategic direction for the GMP biologics manufacturing facility in alignment with Seattle Children’s strategic goals and objectives, including expansion of the facility’s product offerings. Establishing and driving a culture of collaboration, continuous improvement, and alignment between various functions and departments on site will be essential to ensure that major site strategic manufacturing objectives are met.

Seattle Children's Employer Highlights:

  • Dedication to staff engagement and Lean principles.

  • Competitive Benefits: We support a healthy work-life balance. Our benefits include employee care, paid time off, health insurance and retirement savings.

  • Transportation Discounts: Company bike program, on-site zip cars, unlimited ORCA transit pass, daily commute bonus provided to staff who us alternate methods of travel to/from work, company vanpools.

  • Diversity/Inclusion: We strive to maintain an atmosphere that reflects our values of inclusion by providing effective and respectful care compatible with each patient and family's.

Required Education/Experience:

  • 10 years of GMP biologics manufacturing experience plus a Bachelor’s Degree in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, bioengineering, biology, biochemistry, or related field.


  • 7+ years of GMP biologics manufacturing experience plus a Master’s Degree in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, bioengineering, biology, biochemistry, or related field.

Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

The people who work at Seattle Children's are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.

Seattle Children's is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.

External Job Title: Director, GMP Biologics Manufacturing

Job ID / Requisition Number: 2020-36839

FTE/Hours per pay period: 1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)

Name: SCTx Operations

Shift: Day Shift

Street: 1100 Olive Way