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Medical Director/Senior Director, Clinical Development

Philadelphia, PA

About the Position

Cabaletta is seeking an experienced, highly motivated hands-on physician leader to serve as a Medical Director / Senior Director, reporting to the Chief Medical Officer. This individual will provide the medical oversight and leadership of Cabaletta’s cell therapy programs in autoimmune diseases, including collaborating with the clinical operations, regulatory, translational research, manufacturing, and quality assurance functions; liaising with clinical investigators and site personnel; establishing and building relationships with key external experts; and interacting with Health Authority representatives, such as the FDA. The position requires a leader with significant experience working with CROs and vendors and interfacing with investigator sites to ensure operational efficiency and effective execution of trials within a complex, fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities Include

  • Provide medical leadership for various programs from first-in-human studies through registrational studies
  • Formulate study designs, lead protocol development, partner with internal cross-functional teams in study start-up activities, and collaborate with clinical investigators, key external experts, and Health Authorities
  • Participate in direct, hands-on involvement in all aspects of study conduct clinical activities, working with clinical operations, including data review, analysis, and reporting that conform to the ethical, safety, and quality standards of Cabaletta, GCP, and Health Authorities
  • Become an expert and remain current in the relevant therapeutic areas and in the field of cell and gene therapy through review of the scientific literature, interactions with key external experts, and attendance at relevant scientific meetings
  • Actively contribute during Health Authority interactions
  • Review available preclinical data that could inform the design of future clinical trials
  • Attend and present at site evaluation and site initiation visits as applicable
  • In partnership with relevant cross-functional team members, actively engage in the preparation of Clinical Study Reports, Annual Reports and other safety reports, Health Authority pre-meeting packages, Investigator Brochures, and other periodic clinical reports
  • Collaborating with cross-functional groups, formulate publication strategy including active participation in authoring, preparation and review of manuscripts, conference abstracts and presentations and other external presentations of clinical data

Required Qualifications

  • M.D., M.D./Ph.D. degree or equivalent required
  • Board Certification, Board Eligibility, or clinical experience in the field of Rheumatology and/or Immunology highly desirable
  • 4+ years of experience in clinical research, including the design and execution of complex clinical trials, with a pharmaceutical or biotech company
  • Experience with or exposure to the development of adoptive cell therapies or biologic therapies is desirable
  • Experience in innovative designs for early Phase studies is a plus
  • Experience with Health Authority interactions and submission of clinical regulatory documents is desirable
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to easily engage with investigators and key external experts; and ability to effectively present at conferences, advisory meetings, and other public fora
  • Engaged, hands-on, independent, and goal-oriented mentality; willingness to work in highly dynamic work environment
  • Ability to multi-task and willingness to flexibly contribute simultaneously to multiple facets of drug development; willingness to learn new therapeutic areas and technologies
  • Self-motivated, innovative, and critical thinker with strong commitment to follow up on action items; strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong influencing skills and ability to create a clear sense of direction
  • Thrives in a fast-paced small company environment and able to adjust priorities and workload based upon changing needs
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and ability to define processes and procedures from scratch
  • Strong team orientation and passion for continuous self-development
  • Ability and willingness to travel as required

How to Apply

Please email directly to submit an application.

Please include your CV along with the title of the position you are applying for.


Our most important asset is our people and we offer competitive benefits including health and retirement, PTO, and stock option plans.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Cabaletta Bio is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis protected by applicable law.