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Director, Emerging Infectious Disease Vaccines

Kelly Services
New York, NY 10176
Kelly Scientific is actively seeking a highly qualified Director of Emerging Infectious Disease (EID) Vaccines for a direct hire (perm) opportunity in New York, New York. The role will be responsible for the scientific program strategy and oversight of one or more EID vaccine programs. This position will work closely with the Design and Development Laboratory in Brooklyn, NY, the project managers supporting the development programs, the EID Portfolio Manager and the Product Development Center.

The successful candidate will facilitate and help execute EID strategy through the development of vaccines. In conjunction with the Vice President of EID, this role will lead internal project team s to ensure timely execution on program milestones and address barriers or challenges to meeting those program milestones. Additionally, the Director will facilitate and develop scientific and funding partnerships to fulfill the longer-term mission of end-to-end product development for the vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) platform, as well as other viral vector platforms in the future to work towards the companys mission to produce vaccines that are globally affordable and accessible.

This position will report to the Vice President, Emerging Infectious Disease and Epidemiology


+ Works directly with the Vice President, Emerging Infectious Disease and Epidemiology to lead designated EID vaccine programs and projects

+ Maintains and builds relationships with key thought leaders and external collaborators to support existing company-led vaccine development consortiums, as well as establish new collaborations as needed for viral vector vaccine programs more broadly

+ Ensures systems and processes are in place to support a working relationship and communication among program collaborators and company team members as well as key vendors involved in the program

+ In collaboration with the DDL and senior EID department members, identifies alternative pathogens suitable for development using VSV and/or viral vector platforms, as well as contribute to the scientific strategy outlining synergies EID between vaccine and antibody programs

+ Maintains a detailed understanding of the contract requirements of all program agreements including the technical proposal, cost proposal, Other Transactions Agreement (OTA)

+ Serves as internal expert for stakeholders to translate contract requirements as it relates to overall scientific program strategy

+ Supports efforts to build alliances and partnerships with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, and key stakeholders locally and internationally

+ In collaboration with company resource mobilization, develops an integrated fund-raising strategy to secure ongoing programs, including U.S. and European government funding


+ An advanced degree in Life Science, Public Health, Organizational Management, or a related discipline is required; PhD in one of these fields is desirable

+ 10+ years in R&D experience, including leadership managing vaccines and therapeutic development programs is required

+ Ability to assess data and identify barriers based upon data analyzed, and then initiate communications and strategies to help diminish barriers

+ Knowledgeable on significant COVID-19 related datasets and vaccine data

+ Strong organizational and communications skills with experience in fostering collaborations and building innovative partnership models are required

+ Track record as a strong strategic thinker who can drive quickly to a clear and concise synthesis of complex issues and concepts, as well as work towards novel solutions is required

+ Ability to expertly navigate internal and external governance processes to drive complex projects forward is required

+ Excellent judgment, proven ability, and skills to present programs to scientific and non-scientific stakeholders are required

+ Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills and experience, and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from a wide range of disciplines, countries, and cultures are required

+ Ability to travel up to 20% of time is required

+ Experience in emerging infectious diseases is desirable

+ Proposal writing skills are desirable

Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any applicant for employment based on race, age, religion, sex, veterans, and individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation, or gender identity.


**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (
Posted: 2022-05-09 Expires: 2022-06-09

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