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Head of Development Operations

Location: South San Francisco, CA

Company Description:

Ambys Medicines is a biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing regenerative and restorative therapies for people with advanced liver disease. Founded by world-renowned experts in liver disease and regenerative medicine, Ambys is pioneering the application of novel modalities including cell and gene therapy, and gain-of-function drug therapy, to meet the urgent need for treatments that have the potential to restore liver function and prevent the progression to liver failure across multiple liver diseases that are untreatable or poorly treated today. Ambys was launched in 2018 by Third Rock Ventures and Takeda Pharmaceuticals with $140M in starting capital and is headquartered in South San Francisco, Calif.

Position Summary:

Ambys is seeking a Head of Development Operations with extensive experience in early stage exploratory clinical development, bringing novel therapeutics from research discovery to clinical proof of concept. This position will work closely with the Chief Medical Officer, Clinical Development, Clinical Operations, Regulatory CMC, Quality, Biostatistics, CMC, and Program Management to ensure operational implementation of clinical trials to creatively validate Ambys’ cutting edge medicines, maximize efficiency, contain execution costs, and meet timelines. Key responsibilities include coordinating and leading the clinical operations functions, including program management, study planning, financial oversight, vendor management, managing trial and program timelines and ensuring GCP compliance and providing expertise and strategic guidance as an executive member of the R&D team.  The ideal candidate will have significant industry experience with direct oversight of early and late stage clinical trials, performed effectively as a member of a senior management team, led cross-functional teams and managed vendor relationships.

Job Requirements:

  • 15+ years of experience in clinical drug development, including 5+ years experience in early phase clinical development (FIH through to proof-of-concept)
  • Experience across therapeutic areas including liver disease
  • Experience in execution of innovative operational strategies in a global environment
  • Demonstration of being a highly effective executive with experience in productive collaboration on cross-functional complex projects
  • Detail-oriented mindset with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Problem-solving orientation with the ability to drive forward results and support innovation

If you would like to be considered for an opportunity at Ambys Medicines, please submit your CV with the title of the position in the subject line to

The well-being of our employees and their families is important to us. We offer comprehensive and competitive health, financial, paid time off and many other benefits designed to promote the health and financial well-being of our employees and their families.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: Please do not forward any agency resumes. Ambys Medicines is not responsible for any fees related to resumes that are unsolicited.

Ambys Medicines is an equal opportunity employer.