Working @ Immatics

Associate Director QC

Permanent employee, Full-time · Houston (TX)

Your mission
Immatics combines the discovery of true targets for cancer immunotherapies with the development of the right T cell receptors with the goal of enabling a robust and specific T cell response against these targets. This deep know-how is the foundation for our pipeline of Adoptive Cell Therapies and TCR Bispecifics as well as our partnerships with global leaders in the pharmaceutical industry. Operating from Tuebingen, Munich and Houston, we are committed to delivering the power of T cells and to unlocking new avenues for patients in their fight against cancer. For more detailed information, check out our careers page at Jobs at Immatics Biotechnologies GmbH (personio.de) 
Your profile
We are currently seeking a Full Time Associate Director to support our Quality Control Team. This position is responsible for oversight of QC personnel who conduct in-process and final product testing for Immatics’ GMP products, assay qualifications/validations, and equipment qualifications. Additionally, this position is responsible for working with other departments (e.g., QMS) to perform and approve computer systems validations, and ensuring compliance within the QC department. 
 
Essential functions: 
  
  • Ensure appropriate staffing of QC department. 
  • Ensure the QC group functions in a timely, effective manner; and performs in compliance with current regulatory and company expectations. 
  • Assure effective communication of cGMP testing trends, interpret implications for the site, assist and coordinate implementation of action plans. 
  • Develop and maintain appropriate metrics to benchmark and track product testing results. 
  • Act as SME in external audits as necessary. 
  • Manage product in-process and release testing in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures and Test Methods in compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices. 
  • Manage the qualification/validation of QC assays and equipment in preparation for further clinical phase development.  
 

 
Secondary functions: 
  • Review internal audit reports, inspection reports, and nonconformances and develop related corrective action plans. 
  • Initiate, review and approve relevant controlled documents. 
  • Analyze data and prepare technical reports summarizing quality control results. 
  • Initiate and assist with deviation and OOS investigations. 
  • Assist with department budgeting. 
 
Competencies 
  • Knowledge of flow-based, cell-based, and molecular assays 
  • Management of QC personnel 
  • Assay validation 
  • Knowledge of GMP as it relates to QC 
  • Ability to multi-task a large number of projects and evaluate priorities with minimal supervision.  
  • Possess strong verbal, leadership and communication skills, ability to work across functional areas to achieve results.  

  
Work environment:  
 This position works in a typical office and lab environment with moderate noise levels and uses phone, computer, office equipment and supplies on a regular basis. Other duties performed while outside of office building could involve exposure to manufacturing operations, along with outdoor conditions and temperatures 
Physical demands: 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear, use hands to finger, grasp, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach with hands  
 
and arms, walk; lift push or pull objects up to 20 pounds. Hand-eye coordination necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. 
 
Travel required: 
Occasional travel for external audits and similar may be required (about 10%) 

Required education and experience 
  • Bachelor's degree in Scientific discipline 
  • At least 5 years of personnel management experience 
  • At least 8 years in a GMP regulated Biologics or Pharmaceutical environment 
  • Knowledge of GMP regulations 
Preferred education and experience :
  • Master’s degree in Life Sciences discipline  
  • Experience with molecular assays such as qPCR 
  • Experience with flow cytometers and tissue culture 
Additional eligibility requirements: 
  • Possess knowledge of Quality systems for the Pharmaceutical Industry, cGMPs, and Pharmacopoeia (USP, EP) requirements.  
  • In-depth knowledge of current expectations and trends of FDA and other regulatory authorities in the areas of cGMPs.  
  • Understand operations of a pharmaceutical analytical testing laboratory, and manufacturing facility.  
  • Maintain good working relationships with individuals within the company and external vendors to ensure goals achievements  
 
Work authorization/security clearance requirements 
Must be eligible to work in the US legally at any time during employment.    
Affirmative Action/EEO statement 

Immatics is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, marital status, age, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.” 
 
 
Other duties:  
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 
Why us?
We are a committed and inspired company and cherish the collegial, highly motivated and family-friendly atmosphere within Immatics. Our culture allows for a high level of originality, independent thinking, and initiative. We believe in supporting our employees’ professional and social skills. In addition, we offer: 
  • Competitive Total Rewards package
    1. Base Salary 
    2. Annual Bonus 
  • Stock Options – based on position level 
  • 401K plan with company match 
  • Generous Holiday Time 
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) for ALL EMPLOYEES regardless of position level
  • Full Benefits
    1. Health Insurance 
    2. Dental/Vision insurance  
    3. Short-Term and Long-Term Disability 
    4. Other voluntary insurance (Pet, Legal Shield Identity Theft Protection, Travel Assistant, Accidental Injury and Critical Illness,)
    5. Family Medical Leave
    6. Parental Leave 
    7. Employee Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance policy 
  • Additional Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Personal time with the CEO in your first 30 days 
  • Collaborative and family environment
  • Monthly Site meetings with fun team building events
  • Participation in the annual Houston BioChili Cookoff 
  • Themed Holiday party 
  • Social Community Outreach participation 
  • Development training and planning 
Notice
Notice to Third-Party Recruiters/Staffing Agencies 
Recruitment is managed through Immatics US’ Human Resources department. Resumes will only be accepted from staffing agency/recruiters if there is a signed contract in place. Recruiters are requested to not contact our hiring managers or employees directly to inquire about open positions or to present candidates. In the event a staffing agency/third-party recruiter submits a resume without a contract in place, the candidate submitted will be considered unsolicited and treated as if the candidate submitted their resume directly to Immatics US, and no fee/payment will be paid. Recruiters interested in working with Immatics US can submit their information to HR-US@immatics.com, and we will contact you if needed.  
 
Immatics values diversity and inclusion. Immatics N.V. and all Immatics subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law.  
About Us
Immatics combines the discovery of true targets for cancer immunotherapies with the development of the right T cell receptors with the goal of enabling a robust and specific T cell response against these targets.

This deep know-how is the foundation for our pipeline of Adoptive Cell Therapies and TCR Bispecifics as well as our partnerships with global leaders in the pharmaceutical industry. We are committed to delivering the power of T cells and to unlocking new avenues for patients in their fight against cancer.