Allogene Associate Director, EH&S and Security in South San Francisco, California

Allogene Therapeutics, with headquarters in South San Francisco, is a clinical-stage biotechnology company pioneering the development of allogeneic chimeric antigen receptor T cell (AlloCAR T™) therapies for cancer. Led by a world-class management team with significant experience in cell therapy, Allogene is developing a pipeline of “off-the-shelf” CAR T cell therapy candidates with the goal of delivering readily available cell therapy faster, more reliably and at greater scale to more patients.

AlloCAR T™ cell therapies are engineered from cells of healthy donors, which is intended to allow for creation of inventory for on demand use in patients. This approach is designed to eliminate the need to create personalized therapy from a patient’s own cells, simplify manufacturing, and reduce the time patients must wait for CAR T cell treatment. The Allogene portfolio includes rights to 16 pre-clinical CAR T cell therapy targets and UCART19, an AlloCAR T™ therapy candidate currently in Phase 1 sponsored by Servier for the treatment of relapsed/refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). For more information, please visit, and follow @AllogeneTx on Twitter and LinkedIn.

This position will report to the Director of Facilities and Engineering and lead the Environmental Health and Safety (“EH&S”) as well as the Security efforts for establishing and sustaining programs for the South San Francisco laboratories and the future manufacturing site. In this role, you will provide direction, identify issues and propose solutions. Additionally, you will manage all programs associated with the growth and sustained functionality of both a headquarters location (which contains both office and lab space) as well as the future manufacturing location. These programs will include, but are not limited to developing processes, policies and SOP’s required to lead and support the EH&S and security functionality and staffing in both locations.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Build sustainable EH&S programs • Develop all associated SOP’s and other required documentation for EH&S • Lead the development and sustained functionality for Security • Manage all day to day responsibilities for EH&S and for site security • Develop process and control for sustained permit management • Own all EH&S required documentation and records • Lead all audits and remediation activities associated with EH&S and Security • Recruit, train and manage facilities staff • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements & Experience

• Bachelor’s degree in an engineering and/or environmental health and safety or in a related field with at least 8 years of relevant experience within the biotechnology and/pharmaceutical industries • Proven track record of leading EH&S projects and processes • Experience in pharmaceutical and/or biopharmaceutical industry facility ramp up and equipment layout, installation and calibration • Experience with utilities, engineering, maintenance, computerized systems and validation activities in a GMP environment • Excellent organizational skills and an ability to prioritize effectively to deliver results within reasonably established timelines • Ability to work independently and as part of a team • Strong interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication are essential in this collaborative work environment • Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

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