Chinook Therapeutics Job Description:
VP, Quality Assurance
Chinook Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing precision medicines for patients with kidney diseases. We apply our proprietary research platform to discover and develop therapeutics with novel mechanisms of action against key kidney disease pathways. Our development focus is on rare, serious disorders with clear unmet medical needs and defined and rapid clinical development opportunities. Our lead program, atrasentan, is a late-stage clinical program for the treatment of primary glomerular diseases, which is planned to move into a phase 3 registrational trial for IgA nephropathy and a phase 2 basket trial for glomerular diseases, both in early 2021. We are also evaluating BION-1301, an anti-APRIL monoclonal antibody, in a phase 1b trial for IgA nephropathy, and are advancing CHK-336 towards a planned IND in 2021 for an ultra-orphan kidney disease. In addition, our pipeline has several other preclinical programs at the validation and lead optimization stages, and we are also evaluating business development opportunities for early and late-stage clinical assets to enhance the pipeline.
Chinook launched in 2019 with a $65 million Series A financing from leading healthcare investors Versant Venture, Apple Tree Partners and Samsara Biocapital. In October 2020, we merged with Aduro Biotech, Inc. and completed a $115 million financing with leading healthcare investors, including EcoR1, Orbimed and others. Chinook now has over $275 million in operating capital and trades on Nasdaq under the ticker “KDNY”. The company has locations in Vancouver, BC, Seattle, WA and Berkeley, CA.
The Vice President of Quality Assurance is responsible for the strategic development and execution of the Company's quality program, and is accountable for the execution and administration of the GXP Quality Systems to support GMP, GLP, and GCP compliance in accordance with ICH, US and EU regulations. The VP will build an internal team and relationships with external consultants/contractors, as necessary to support QA activities and responsibilities and provide leadership and guidance to the organization on global quality matters. This position requires expertise in current Good Manufacturing Processes (GMP), Good Clinical Practices (GCP), and Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and relevant regulations. The successful candidate will drive, promote and embed a culture of ethics, integrity and continuous improvement that will focus on delivering efficiencies.
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Chinook is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we prohibit discrimination or harassment of any kind. We are committed to fostering an environment where ALL people are welcome and supported. We respect and value different experiences and viewpoints. We act respectfully toward one another and embrace diversity of people and ideas. Having a diverse workforce made up of team members who bring a wide variety of skills, abilities, experiences, and perspectives is essential to our success. Creativity and innovation flourish in an environment of openness, inclusion, and mutual respect.
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