Turnstone Biologics (“Turnstone”), a privately held clinical stage biotech company, is developing breakthrough cancer immunotherapies by advancing two leading and complementary platforms that drive innate and adaptive tumor immunity, to provide benefit to the millions of cancer patients underserved by current treatment options. Turnstone’s proprietary vaccinia virus platform is engineered to drive coordinated immune activation, potent viral activity, and local expression of encoded therapeutics. The innovative TIL cell therapy platform leverages clinically validated treatment protocols and has been specifically designed to extend beyond the use of bulk TILs to enrich for the most relevant T-cells for tumor eradication, preserving broad antigen diversity and minimizing time to treatment for patients. The Company has an ongoing Phase 1/2a trial in solid tumors (RAPTOR) for its leading oncolytic virus candidate, RIVAL-01, and is expecting to file an IND for the lead TIL therapy candidate, TIDAL-01, in 2021. 


At Turnstone, the science drives decision making and our therapeutics are designed with the patient foremost in mind. We continue to build a world-class, high-performing company that embraces being a learning organization with a sense of urgency. Imagine coming to work every day where over-communication, transparency, teaching, listening, asking, thinking, working hard, and having fun are normal – actually, expected? Imagine having a coach, mentor, peers, and partners where candid feedback, self-improvement, risk taking, failing, learning from that failing, and succeeding thereafter are what we call ‘another day at Turnstone’? If you are a passionate person, and our science excites you – this opportunity may be for you.



The Operations team in the Technical Operations department is growing. As the Project Manager Costing, you will report to the Operations Manager, TO. The responsibilities for this position span across our multi-virus  and novel cell therapy platforms and will touch several teams across the company:


·       Become an expert of the Technical Operations organization’s budget structure and allocation codes

·       Act as a liaison between the Finance/Contract teams

·       Assist in developing, controlling and maintaining the Technical Operations team budget

·       Maintain a master Study Log that tracks Technical Operations invoices, quotes and contracts status to ensure adequate tracking, monitoring and controlling of the team’s budget

·       Maintain a master Study Log that tracks study execution milestones to support the monthly accrual process

·       Lead the review and approval process for all project work orders and quotes

·       Lead the the Purchase Order request process

·       Lead the invoices approval and coding processes

·       Lead the monthly, quarterly and year end financial close

·       Run monthly budget performance reports for projects and key leadership members as needed to help inform business performance

·       Assist with communication of the budget performance reports with project managers


What’s in it for you?

Team member

In this role, you will have the opportunity to develop your ability to develop & define new business processes and drive fast-paced execution.  With our company size and growth, we will give you plenty of opportunities for you to be an inspirational and collaborative team member.  Passionate about being a part of a critical function of a growing company and continuous learning?  We will have plenty of that for you! 

We are in the early stages of building strategies, structures, and process so this role will be busy and expanding. You’ll use your strong organizational and multi-tasking skills to support the Technical Operations Team.  You would have the opportunity to create something new and grow right along with the company.


How do you know if you’re the right fit?


This role will be located in our Ottawa, Canada or San Diego, USA offices and may require occasional travel between our locations. This role is best suited for someone with the following:


·       Experience in participating/developing a small/mid-size organization’s budget

·       Experience as a budget coordinator/manager working in a fast-paced organization is preferred

·       Technology savviness, fluent using Microsoft Office suite (especially Excel)

·       Highly organized, attention to detail, accurate and responsible

·       Demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team

·       Self-motivated and efficient, able to manage responsibilities with an appropriate sense of urgency and function effectively in a fast-paced and dynamic environment

·       Ability to multitask, manage several competing priorities and meet deadlines

·       The candidate must have mature interpersonal skills, and a communication style that matches the Turnstone style: respectful, transparent, and team-oriented

·       Experience within the biotech/pharmaceutical industry would be considered an asset

·       Bachelor’s degree in a related Science field considered an asset

·       Degree in accounting is considered and asset

·       Basic knowledge of molecular biology, cell biology, or virology considered an asset



Turnstone Biologics welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.  We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected will be invited for an interview.


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