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Scientific Strategy Lead, CTT

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Date: Jan 5, 2022

Location: Lakewood, CO, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  28471  


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, our 7,000+ global associates proud to come to work each day, knowing that what we do impacts the lives of patients around the world.


We make medical devices and related products that are used to collect, separate, manufacture and process various components of blood and cells. With our innovative technologies and service offerings, we touch a patient’s life every second of every day and are committed to continuing to increase the number of patients we serve.


With some of the best and brightest minds in the industry, an unmatched global footprint, comprehensive benefits and a distinct culture, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is a great place to work, grow and be part of a team that is focused on making a difference. Consider joining our team and unlock your potential. 

JOB TITLE:  Scientific Strategy Lead, CTT



As a key member of the medical affairs team, this role is also part of the CTT leadership team who is responsible for strategic partnership with the business to develop and own the CTT scientific strategy.


Key portion of the strategy would be executed through external interactions and platforms by representing the company to thought leaders and key stakeholders and thus develop to play a scientific thought leadership role in the field of cell and gene therapies.


The position requires a high degree of scientific competency in the field of cell and gene therapies and processes, business acumen, and the ability to work both independently and within core teams to develop and successfully implement the strategic objectives of the company.



The role includes engagement with global KOLs and thought leaders as well as speaking engagements to carry the Terumo scientific voice to the market.

Key responsibilities will include leadership in the planning and execution of advisory boards, collaborative studies.


  • Lead assessment of scientific data gaps and data generation needs for CTT
  • Accountable for overall scientific data and publication plan to support CTT strategy
  • Together with Scientific Affairs, leads the building of a sound data generation and publication plan.
    • Within their respective scope, responsible for site selection and initiation, study center and investigator oversight, engagement with ethics and competent authority committees, publication planning, preparation and presentation.
  • Work closely with Regional Medical Affairs Leads to ensure strategic intent meets tactical implementation (seamless transition between upstream and downstream medical affairs)
  • Provide scientific input to global CTT strategy
  • Work seamlessly with marketing teams to provide scientific insights on current and future market trends, informing and driving  key scientific initiatives
  • Lead in planning and execution of scientific advisory boards and collaborative studies.
  • Establish collaborations with KOLs and key institutions for data generation and publications across various cell therapy applications.
  • Maintain overall list of KOLs in cell and gene therapy to be leveraged across organization for expert focus groups, advisory boards, keynote presentations, panels, webinars, etc. 
  • Maintain expert knowledge and understanding of clinical, scientific, and technical information in cell and gene therapy space through continuous literature review, conference attendance and liaison with experts, and serves as an expert resource to internal colleagues.





Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in life sciences or advanced degree in cell and gene therapy related field



Minimum 10 years’ experience in, scientific affairs, scientific marketing, or business development. Biotech or CMO/CDMO experience highly desirable, as well as working knowledge about GMP.



  • Technical - Working knowledge of scientific methodology, study design, implementation and monitoring process. Prior well documented experience in designing and implementing scientific studies, publishing in peer-reviewed journals, and scientific presentations.
  • Strategic Mindset / Global Perspective- thinks strategically and broadly with varied viewpoints to effectively implement plans.  Thinks critically and is a creative problem solver for the short and long-term challenges.
  • Business Insight – understands the market trends, the complex ecosystem of this business, and customer insights to enable formulation of effective and actionable scientific strategy
  • Drives Engagement (Influencing across functions/regions) – builds relationships across regions, creates a positive and motivating global work environment where contributions are visible and valued
  • Communicates Effectively – ability to engage and educate across different audiences, externally with thought leaders, key stakeholders and internally with different cross function teams.
  • Culture/Motivational Fit – can thrive and work in a VUCA environment (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity), and willing to travel with flexible work hours driven by global time zones.


Represents Terumo BCT to the highest ethical, legal and professional standards in the execution of their responsibilities.



Typical Office Environment requirements include reading, speaking, hearing, close vision, traverse, bending, sitting, and occasional lifting up to 20 pounds.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential duties of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.


Additional Physical Requirements

Travel up to 40%  including international travel.


Target Pay Range:  $149,400.00 to $186,700.00  -  Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data
Target Bonus on Base:  20.0%


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, we provide competitive total reward offerings that consist of compensation, benefits, recognition, along with a wealth of other well-being, work-life and recognition programs which support in unlocking the potential for you and your family. Included in our expansive list of benefits offerings are multiple group medical, dental and vision plans, a robust wellness program, life insurance and disability coverages, also a variety of voluntary programs such as group accident, hospital indemnity, critical illness, pet insurance and much more. To help you save for retirement, we offer a 401(k) plan with a matching contribution and for work-life balance we have vacation and sick time programs for associates. For us, it’s about protecting the personal welfare of our associates and their families, helping to achieve personal goals and offering those extra touches for convenience, security and overall peace of mind.


  • Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is part of Terumo Group, founded in 1921 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
  • In 2019, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies reached $1 billion in revenue.
  • We employ nearly 7,000 associates globally, with global headquarters in Lakewood, CO, U.S., and regional headquarters in Brussels, Buenos Aires, Singapore and Tokyo.
  • We manufacture devices, disposable sets and solutions at our facilities in Belgium, India, Japan, Northern Ireland, the U.S. and Vietnam. Our global presence enables us to serve customers in more than 130 countries.
  • Our core values help set our direction, guide our actions and keep us true to our corporate mission of contributing to society through healthcare.
    • Respect – Appreciative of others
    • Integrity – Guided by our mission
    • Care – Empathetic to patients
    • Quality – Committed to excellence
    • Creativity – Striving for innovation
  • We contribute to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), raising $1.3 million USD since 2007.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, military status or an unfavorable discharge from military service.


Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is committed to providing a safe, healthy and secure working environment. Our Colorado campus locations are tobacco-free workplaces and we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and detailed background verification. Absent accommodation permitted by applicable law, as a condition of employment with Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies in the United States you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide valid proof of vaccination to the company.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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