Senior Director, Analytics

Full time position

Company Summary

Axovant develops transformative gene therapies for patients with life-altering neurologic conditions.


Our mission is to identify, develop, and bring to market high-impact therapies that have the potential to improve the lives of patients with neurological disorders. Our team is made up of leading scientific experts who are passionate about treating neurological conditions and easing the burden of these life-changing disorders for both patients and caregivers. Our team is motivated by the promise of novel drug development and is driven to find more efficient and effective ways to conduct scientific and clinical evaluations that rapidly deliver impactful medicines to patients in need.


Our leadership team has a track record bringing innovative new neurotherapeutic treatments to a global market, and along with our seasoned board of directors, is fully committed to the responsible pursuit of transformative therapies for some of the world's most difficult conditions.


Overall Summary

Axovant is seeking a highly motivated Senior Director, Analytics, for Axovant’s AAV gene therapy programs. Reporting to the Vice President of Technical Operations, the Senior Director, Analytics, will be responsible for the development, qualification and validation of assays for or AAV-based gene therapy products, as well as oversight of the execution of these assays at contract organizations.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Development of phase-appropriate testing strategies for viral gene therapy vectors.

  • Identification and selection of contract testing organizations for performing development as well as product release testing.

  • Responsibility for the development and implementation of assays at contract laboratories.

  • Oversight of technical transfer between laboratories, qualification and validation of assays.

  • Coordination with internal and external parties, including Program Management, Process Development, Manufacturing, Supply chain, Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs and Clinical Operations.

  • Timely development of assays as well as testing of samples for material release.

  • Identification and communication of risks in assay performance and their mitigation.

  • Responsibility to develop, author, review, and/or approve Standard Operating Procedures, specifications, regulatory filing, or other controlled documents as needed.

  • Representation of the company as analytical expert.

  • M.S or equivalent in Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Engineering or related discipline, with 15+ years of experience; Ph.D. with 12+ years of experience preferred.

  • Experience managing team members essential.

  • Knowledge in interacting efficiently with Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs.

  • Expertise in early development as well as late stage/commercial pharmaceutical projects, preferably in gene therapy.

  • Experience managing contract organizations.

  • Occasional travel to contract organizations required.

  • Familiarity with regulatory requirement for testing of viral gene therapy products preferred.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, good interpersonal and management skills to collaborate with and direct the work of others on assigned projects (including both internal teams and external collaborators).


This is an exciting time to join the field of gene therapy in general, and to become a part of Axovant Gene Therapies’ fast-growing dedicated team. Axovant Gene Therapies is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: AXGT). We offer an exciting, meaningful and collaborative fast-paced environment with a foundation of sound and rigorous science. Competitive compensation and benefits package can be expected.

All interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to:



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