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  • Summary of Position

    Viela Bio is looking for a talented and highly motivated Manager/Sr. Manager of Clinical Operations. This is a position requiring solid understanding of all aspects of industry sponsored clinical trials Phases 1/2. Individuals suited for this position are highly independent, organized, dedicated to their programs and motivated by achieving organizational goals. Viela Bio is a fast-paced bio-technology company created to push the boundaries of science and clinical development in pursuit of life changing treatments for patients with rare diseases.

    Key Responsibilities
    • Provide matrix management of functional area representatives to cross-functional teams
    • Lead/oversee cross-functional CTTs for early phase studies
    • Define and manage accountabilities for all CTT members
    • Collaborate with cross-functional area heads to ensure proper resourcing for assigned trials
    • Support development of Protocol Concept Sheet (PCS) and Clinical Study Protocol (CSP)
    • Develop outsourcing specs for vendor requests for proposal and scope of work agreements
    • Manage selection of study vendors for assigned studies
    • Manage the vendor(s) throughout the life of assigned clinical trial
    • Provide input on investigational site selection in collaboration with Clinical Development and vendors
    • Review and refine Clinical Operations Plans/Vendor Oversight Plans
    • Provide oversight of monitoring activities through review of monitoring reports, QA-GCP audit reports and communications with investigators, study site personnel and CRAs
    • Lead ongoing review of data to ensure quality and consistency
    • Participate in planning and conduct of investigator meetings and ad boards, etc.
    • Develops and manage program budget(s) and oversees site agreement/budget negotiation process, and manage program timelines
    • Oversee the submission of trial-related and essential documents to the Trial Master File
    • Identify and provide solutions to clinical trial issues or risks
    • Provide input into non-project related activities and development of procedures/SOPs
    • Facilitate training to clinical study teams on protocol specific topics
    • Participate as appropriate in internal and external audits
    Desired Skills & Experience
    • Thorough understanding of country level regulations, ICH and GCP guidelines
    • Understanding of cross-functional clinical processes including data management, biostatistics, medical writing, drug safety, CMC and regulatory affairs
    • Ability to lead a cross-functional team in a matrix environment
    • Strong interpersonal, verbal, written communication and negotiation skills
    • Proven complex problem solving and decision-making skills
    • Ability to travel occasionally (internationally and domestically)
    • Minimum of 6 years progressive experience in clinical operations including 3 years of clinical project management or equivalent
    Education & Minimal Requirement

    BS preferred

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  • Summary of Position

    Viela Bio is looking for a talented and highly motivated Director/Senior Director, Business Development. As part of the Business Development (BD) and Operations team, this individual will be responsible for supporting structuring, negotiating and executing a range of business development and corporate transactions, including collaborations, licenses, partnerships and other agreements. These are all aimed at helping Viela Bio develop achieve its corporate, scientific, portfolio, strategic and operational objectives. This individual will report to the Head of Business Development and Operations.

    Key Responsibilities
    • Contributing to and communicating business development strategy, progress and key issues to various stakeholder audiences in a concise manner.
    • Implementing business and corporate development strategies and supporting/leading transactions.
    • Soliciting internal feedback on deal issues and ensuring feedback is incorporated into deal documents in a manner that addresses Viela Bio’s business needs.
    • Actively tracking issues in deal documents, developing thoughtful solutions and assisting and/or leading in the negotiating of these issues.
    • Helping to develop negotiation strategy and leading or supporting counterparty negotiations.
    • Preparing supporting documentation for transactions (including external presentations, opportunity reports, management presentations and other deal communication materials).
    • Develop and maintain business relationships with key external collaborators in the academic, research, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and venture communities.
    • Working with the other part of team to identify and evaluate potential opportunities and providing guidance on deal-related communications/aspects of the early outreach phase.
    • Supporting due diligence efforts by managing workstreams and reviewing relevant counterparty materials.
    • Ad hoc supports to or lead of other business development and operation initiatives/tasks as needed.
    • Travel required.
    Desired Skills & Experience
    • 10+ years business development experience, preferably in biotech; deal sheet record demonstrating experience and specific roles, with hands on experiences supporting/leading transactions.
    • Advanced degree required.
    • In-depth knowledge of the drug research and development process and the regulatory, reimbursement and commercial environments.
    • Ability to simplify complex ideas/concepts and synthesize and summarize a complex set of facts.
    • Ability to develop creative solutions to complex problems.
    • Adept at handling multiple projects and tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment while maintaining attention to detail.
    • Comfortable reading, understanding and manipulating complex legal agreements.
    • Ability to work cross-functionally within and beyond the BD organization: experience working with both internal and external multidisciplinary teams including R&D, Commercial, Legal, IP, Finance and Operations.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to “think on your feet”.
    • High emotional intelligence and ability to forge relationships internally, as well as externally.
    • Able to excel in a very fast-paced and changing environment.
    • A desire to be part of a highly innovative company aimed at transforming the lives of people with serious inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.
    Education & Minimal Requirement

    PhD in science or MBA preferred.

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  • Summary of Position

    Viela Bio is looking for a talented and highly motivated Director/Sr. Director, Global Program Development Lead (GPL). This person will be the program champion and lead a team of cross functional leaders that develop the strategy and plans for development projects. The GPL is the primary liaison between team/sub-teams and senior leadership and has overall accountability for the integrated strategy.

    Key Responsibilities
    • Lead the GPT (Global Program Team) in the generation of a Target Product Profile and the cross-functional compound development and lifecycle strategy taking global considerations into account. 
    • Lead GPT in development of forward-looking integrated development plans that are aligned with program strategy and ensures assumptions and drivers are aligned with plans to inform financial planning.
    • Lead efforts in partnership with line functions to optimize value of the compound throughout its lifecycle.
    • Ensure potential risks are identified and contingency planning with a solution focused mindset.
    • Ensure cross functional partnerships and resources are leveraged effectively, and with accountability, to achieve program objectives.
    • Drive collaboration and transparency across all functions and challenge team members to be broad and inclusive in their strategy planning.
    • Resolve conflicts, provide and receive feedback to develop and maintain a high performing team and if necessary escalate team member performance related issues to functional management.
    • Ensure that team recommendations are brought to appropriate governance for management buy-in and decisions.
    • Ensure alignment of program strategy/plan/execution with management and corporate expectations & priorities.
    • Lead GPT in the development of scenarios and recommendations and present for decision making at various governance bodies.
    • Single point of contact on program for senior and functional management.
    • Ensures communication of rationale and context for decisions made to team.
    • Leads team in developing a comprehensive internal and external communication plan with team input for important program milestones, key data, etc.
    • Reviews and agrees to publication plan, reviews publication concepts, presentations and manuscripts.
    • Primary source for information as needed for external communications (press releases, investor related, etc.).
    • Reviews health authority related documents and ensures consistency with strategic objectives for the program.
    • Timely progress and execution against strategy and plans.
    • Timely and aligned input into drivers for portfolio planning and budget process.
    Desired Skills & Experience
    • 8 — 12 years of pharma/biotech industry experience in drug development including experience in early phase non-clinical and/or clinical drug development and regulatory knowledge.
    • Strong knowledge and understanding of the science of the therapeutic area. 
    • Demonstrated ability to lead the development of project strategy and be accountable for project plans, timelines, progress, and outcomes.
    • Demonstrated experience leading and motivating teams in a matrix environment.
    • Demonstrated ability to cultivate excellent cross-functional collaborations.
    • Strong organizing and project management skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels of an
    • Demonstrated success in influencing colleagues and leaders in various departments.
    • Must demonstrate high integrity.
    Education & Minimal Requirement

    College degree in a scientific, medical, or business discipline is required. A graduate degree such as M.D., Ph.D., or PharmD is highly desired and will make the candidate most competitive.

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  • Summary of Position

    Viela Bio is looking for a highly motivated, entrepreneurial Clinical Data Manager (DM) to join a fast-paced Data Sciences group. The DM reports through to the Senior Director, Data Sciences. In this position the individual ensures successful execution and coordination of Clinical Data Management (CDM) activities to support the delivery of drug projects which advance treatments for those suffering from severe inflammation and autoimmune diseases.

    Key Responsibilities
    • Serves as an expert in end-to-end CDM, providing oversight and advice to the clinical project team regarding CDM activities and deliverables.
    • Manages and resolves issues related to CDM deliverables by developing solutions to complex problems.
    • Develops clinical project standards and processes based on industry best practices.
    • Reviews, assesses and manages CRO delivery against KPIs and overall DMC performance.
    • Manages external data processes, including setup and reconciliation.
    • Other duties as assigned.
    Desired Skills & Experience
    • Minimum of 5 years of Data Management experience in the Biotech/Pharma/CRO industry.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of drug development process.
    • Demonstrated current understanding of GCP and regulatory requirements as they relate to data management systems and activities, and Good Clinical Data Management Practices.
    • State-of-the-art understanding of database structures and data standards (CDISC).
    • Experience with clinical data management systems and electronic data capture (EDC).
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong leadership skills. Excels at making good decisions and priority setting.
    Education & Minimal Requirement
    • Education: Minimum of a BS in life sciences degree and/or equivalent experience.
    • CCDM preferred.

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  • Summary of Position

    Viela Bio is looking for a highly motivated, entrepreneurial individual to lead bioassay group within Analytical Sciences to support development and commercialization from pre-clinical to MAA, and post approval life cycle management.

    Key Responsibilities
    • Lead Bioassay Development group. Responsible for development, optimization and transfer of cell-based bioassay, immunoassay, and nucleic acid assays to QC (Quality Control) laboratories.
    • Build in house early and late stage bioassay capability. Generate and characterize cell lines: maintenance of cells, transient transfection, virus transduction, stable cell line generation, single-cell cloning, flow cytometry and immunocytochemistry, immunoblotting, high content screening.
    • Lead search, selection and supervision of external CROs.
    • Author and review regulatory filings.
    • Recruit, coach and develop talents to achieve high performance consistently.
    Desired Skills & Experience
    • Deep understanding in underlying biology mechanism and assay principle of cell-based assay development with experience in stable cell line generation and cell-based assay development to assess the potency of drug candidate according to the regulatory guidelines.
    • Experience with development and commercialization of cell-based bioassays and binding assays are required. Immuno-chemistry and DNA experience is preferred
    • Experience in applying a variety of biochemical, biological, and immunological techniques (cell-based assays, FACS, ELISA, homogenous FRET assays, in-cell westerns, reporter gene assays, qPCR, ADCC and CDCetc.)
    • Experience working with stable cell line generation, flow cytometry, and BSL2 level biological agents.
    • Experience with multiple PCR and molecular cloning techniques, as well as protein expression in mammalian cell systems is preferred.
    • Design and generate knock-out and knock-in cell lines with genome engineering.
    • Proficiency to utilize statistical software for design of experiments and dose-response curve analysis (PLA, JMP, DoE, SoftMax Pro, etc.).
    • Experience in cGMP and QC practices required.
    • Broad knowledge of protein chemistry and structural-function characterization of biologics preferred
    • Strong leadership, collaboration and communication skills.
    • Prior people management experience preferred
    Education & Minimal Requirement
    • PhD in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or related field with 3-10 years of pharmaceutical or related industry experience
    • MS in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or related field with 7-15 years of pharmaceutical or related industry experience
    • BS in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or related field with 10-18 years of pharmaceutical or related industry experience

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  • Summary of Position

    Viela Bio is seeking a talented and highly motivated Regulatory Affairs professional to lead CMC regulatory strategy for the Viela Bio commercialization product portfolio development, and post approval life cycle management activities.

    Key Responsibilities
    • Lead the development and implementation of regulatory-CMC strategy for commercialization and post-approval changes (US and ROW) on assigned project teams
    • Responsible for collection, preparation and assembly of CMC documentation required for marketing applications and post-approval changes (BLA, MAA, J-NDA, etc.)
    • Liaise/collaborate with other project team members/CROs to ensure the timely preparation and receipt of information required for regulatory submissions
    • Monitor related corporate activities for regulatory compliance regarding manufacturing and development, in support of assigned projects
    • Plan, coordinate, prepare, and execute regulatory agency meetings
    • Interpret existing regulations and guidance documents to provide strategic guidance for project teams
    Desired Skills & Experience
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Strong interpersonal/group skills; capable of working collaboratively with colleagues in all functions
    • Self-motivated, self-aware, and action-oriented
    • Ability to operate independently and with minimal supervision
    • High standard of professional ethics, integrity and trust
    • Excellent planning, organizational and prioritizing skills with ability to multi-task
    • Consistently high professional image and demeanor
    • Proficiency in the use of MS WordÒ, ExcelÒ and other relevant software programs
    • Experience in cGMP and post-approval changes required
    Education & Minimal Requirement

    BS/MS in a scientific discipline with a minimum of 3-5 years in Regulatory Affairs function in a post-approval role with an additional 6-8 years in a related field of biopharmaceuticals, or equivalent.

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  • Summary of Position

    Viela Bio is looking for a talented and highly motivated Patent Attorney or Senior Patent Agent for our newly-established Legal Department. As the first legal professional focused on intellectual property, you will report to the General Counsel and have the opportunity to establish Viela Bio’s patent strategy for our exciting pipeline of potential treatments for autoimmune and severe inflammatory diseases. You will work closely with colleagues across Research and Development and Biopharmaceutical Development to identify and capture high value intellectual property arising from our pre-clinical and clinical research, be a key business advisor on significant global transactions and counsel all levels of the company on intellectual property matters.

    Key Responsibilities
    • Develop patent strategies for pipeline and key platform technologies, working with R&D, Business Development, and Biopharmaceutical Development
    • Draft, prosecute, and defend global patent estates
    • Advise on IP terms of key licenses and conduct due diligence on patent estates of potential partners
    • Identify and develop mitigation strategies for 3rd party IP risks
    • Develop and manage trademark portfolio
    Desired Skills & Experience
    • Minimum of five years focused primarily on patent drafting and prosecution for global biologics portfolios
    • Law firm experience strongly desired
    • Experience counseling life sciences companies on patent strategy, including invention capture, publication review, and balancing IP and business priorities
    • Experience with contentious proceedings, such as patent litigation, IPRs, and Oppositions
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills combined with attention to detail
    Education & Minimal Requirement
    • USPTO Registration Number and member of bar of any state for Patent Attorney candidates
    • Ph.D. or master’s degree in relevant life science, or significant research experience in autoimmunity and inflammatory diseases

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  • Summary of Position

    Viela Bio is searching for a highly motivated individual to be part of a team responsible for the development of biopharmaceutical formulations and drug product manufacturing processes. You will support our growing pipeline of medicines for patients with a wide range of autoimmune and severe inflammatory diseases.

    Key Responsibilities
    • Perform formulation screening, characterization, and stability studies to select stage-appropriate formulations of our biologic products (liquid and lyophilized) using a variety of analytical techniques.
    • Generate experimental protocols and documentation; perform data analysis and interpretation; report results within the department and at the cross-functional level. Ability to conduct initial troubleshooting analysis.
    • Author technical reports and relevant sections of regulatory filings (e.g., INDs, IMPDs, BLAs).
    • Support the design and transfer of robust fill-finish processes to external CMOs.
    • Provide person-in-plant support for GMP manufacturing of drug products (< 10%).
    • Remain current on latest formulation science and strategy through the literature and conference attendance.
    Desired Skills & Experience
    • Knowledge of protein chemistry, degradation pathways, and biophysical methods involved in characterization and formulation of proteins.
    • Hands-on experience analyzing proteins by methods such as chromatography (e.g., SEC, IEC, RP, HIC), spectroscopy (e.g., UV-Vis), and particle sizing (e.g., light obscuration, MFI).
    • Experience setting up and conducting both short-term and long-term protein stability studies.
    • Knowledge of lyophilization cycle development, optimization, transfer, and scale-up is preferred.
    • Demonstrated ability in creative problem solving and application of scientific principles.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills both within the organization as well as externally.
    • Strong technical writing skills: preparation of protocols, reports, SOPs, etc.
    • Attention to detail, high self-motivation and ability to set priorities.
    • Experience in cGMP practices, regulatory filings, and IP strategies is preferred.
    Education & Minimal Requirement

    Educational requirements include a degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related field

    • PhD with 0+ years experience
    • MS with 5+ years experience
    • BS with 8+ years experience

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  • Summary of Position

    Viela Bio is searching for a highly motivated individual with strong method development/transfer and protein characterization background to join our Analytical Sciences Department. You will support our growing pipeline of medicines for patients with a wide range of autoimmune and severe inflammatory diseases.

    Key Responsibilities
    • Set up new lab and procedures.
    • Work in a dynamic, matrix team to support analytical development, manufacturing process development, and formulation development.
    • Use mass spectrometry, chromatography, and/or other separation and biophysical techniques to support product and impurity characterizations, as well as structure function studies.
    • Develop, optimize, and transfer of lot release assays to QC (Quality Control) laboratories.
    • Work with CDMO to set specifications, create stability protocols, and monitor stability programs.
    • Generate experimental protocols and documentation; perform data analysis and interpretation; report results within the department and at the cross-functional level. Ability to conduct initial troubleshooting analysis.
    • Author technical reports and relevant sections of regulatory filings (e.g., INDs, IMPDs, BLAs).
    Desired Skills & Experience
    • Knowledge of protein chemistry, purification, degradation pathways, and biophysical methods involved in characterization of proteins.
    • Hands-on experience analyzing proteins by methods such as spectroscopy (e.g., MS, UV-Vis), chromatography (e.g., SEC, IEC, RP, HIC), or electrophoresis (CE-SDS, cIEF).
    • Demonstrated ability in creative problem solving and application of scientific principles.
    • Attention to detail, self-motivated and ability to set priorities.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills both within the organization as well as externally.
    • Strong technical writing skills: preparation of protocols, reports, SOPs, etc.
    • Good multi-tasking, time management and organizational skills are essential.
    • Programing skills for data analysis, organization, and trending.
    • Experience in cGMP practices, regulatory filings, and IP strategies is preferred.
    Education & Minimal Requirement

    Educational requirements include a degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering or related field

    • PhD with 0+ years experience
    • MS with 5+ years experience
    • BS with 8+ years experience

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  • Summary of Position

    Viela Bio is looking for a highly motivated Scientist/Senior Scientist, Upstream Process Development within the CMC organization. This position is part of upstream process development team responsible for the development of early and late phase cell culture process for production of therapeutic proteins; requires excellent understanding in cell culture, scale-up principles, tech transfer, and cGMP manufacturing. You will support our growing pipeline of medicines for patients with a wide range of autoimmune and severe inflammatory diseases.

    Key Responsibilities
    • Responsible for cell culture process development, technology transfer and scale-up to support the early and late phase development of recombinant therapeutic proteins.
    • Responsible for the data review and analysis; prepare presentations, project plans as needed for internal and external discussions.
    • Support the technology transfer and scale-up of cell culture process to external CDMOs.
    • Support the review and approval of transfer and manufacturing documentation such as batch records, standard operating procedures, sample plans, protocols and summary reports.
    • Author process development and technology transfer documentation, and relevant sections of regulatory filings such as INDs, IMPDs, and BLAs.
    • Interface with Quality, Engineering, Validation, Manufacturing, and Development to solve production issues and to ensure manufacturing process equipment meets quality standards and is acceptable for use in clinical and/or commercial manufacturing.
    • Provide person-in-plant support for GMP manufacturing (< 10%).
    Desired Skills & Experience
    • Demonstrated scientific expertise in cell culture, including the operation of bioreactors, scale-up and optimization of process parameters.
    • Working knowledge of design of experiments and use of statistics for data analysis.
    • Experiences with late stage process characterization, risk assessment, control strategy, and process validation.
    • Experiences in cGMP, technology transfer and scale-up, such as document management, deviation root-cause analysis, CAPA and change control.
    • Ability to conduct experiments, analyze and summarize the data, and communicate the results both internally and externally.
    • Ability to think critically with excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
    • Ability to work independently and in a team environment with positive altitude.
    Education & Minimal Requirement
    • Bachelor, Master or PhD Degree in Biological science, Biochemistry or Chemical/Biochemical Engineering.
    • BS with 8+ years, or MS with 5+ years, or PhD with 0+ years of relevant industrial experience.

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What to Expect When Applying

Thank you for your interest in joining our team. Your application will be reviewed by a member of our team and we will reach out should your experience and interests align with the role.

We receive applications from many interested candidates for each position and are not able to respond to every single candidate. However, please be assured that we do keep resumes on file and review them when new positions open.

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