Director, CMC Regulatory Science - London


London, England, United Kingdom

Regulatory Affairs

Reporting to: Sr. VP, Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs

Location: London, UK

Orchard Therapeutics, Ltd. is a biotechnology company incorporated in September 2015 and dedicated to bringing transformative gene therapies to patients with serious and life-threatening rare diseases. This an exciting opportunity for a well-qualified candidate to join a rapidly growing international company focused on transforming the lives of patients through innovative gene therapies. We are currently in the start-up phase where a Regulatory Affairs professional can have a real impact on the work and foundations that are being created. The person in this role will be a key asset in the filing for exciting ex-vivo Gene Therapy Products. This opportunity is unique due to the size of the team and the ground breaking science.



Under the guidance of the Sr VP QA and RA, the successful candidate will :

  • Serve as in-house CMC regulatory contact to internal parties and regulatory bodies
  • Participate in definition and implement CMC regulatory strategy for path to approval
  • Plan, prepare, and review submissions, incl. CMC/quality sections to regulatory authorities (including FDA, EMA and other national authorities) to support the conduct of clinical trials and approval of marketing applications (IND, CTA, BLA, MAA)
  • Lead CMC regulatory activities for assigned projects in line with US, European, ICH, and other applicable requirements to ensure compliance
  • Work closely with CMC functional groups (mainly located in San Francisco Area - US), contract manufacturing Organisations and other Regulatory Colleagues to plan and produce high quality regulatory submissions while meeting aggressive timelines.
  • Understand the development, formulation and testing processes of the different Orchard’s products and provide relevant regulatory guidance and advice in a timely manner to expedite the manufacturing process and necessary tech transfers while ensuring conditions for meeting regulatory requirements are maintained
  • Be responsible for maintaining up to date knowledge of CMC regulatory requirements and communicate changes in regulatory information to project teams and senior management in a timely manner.
  • Facilitate good communication and transparency of CMC regulatory information to relevant functions
  • Ensure that regulatory documents are accurate, complete and verifiable, and confirm compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Coordinate and prepare responses to questions, requests for information from regulatory authorities
  • Monitor, analyze, and disseminate intelligence on CMC regulatory matters that may affect ongoing development programs or approved products
  • Line manage, train and mentor other CMC regulatory science personnel
  • Other activities as may be assigned


  • M.S. or PhD in chemistry, cell biology, pharmacology, pharmacy or closely related field
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Excellent organizational, computer and documentation skills and an ability to prioritize effectively
  • Strong interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication are essential in this collaborative work environment and to interact efficiently with Authorities
  • Regulatory Affairs Certification would be a plus