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 2022. 

 

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.


Responsibilities:


  • Supports the CEO and CSO in successfully completing their responsibilities
  • Keeps minutes of senior staff meetings and tracks open items
  • Liaison to Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Board (SAB)
  • Completes special projects as needed: presentations, research and solutions for the Executive Team
  • Liaise with Executive and Senior Leadership team members
  • Maintains ongoing reports, databases, trackers, and organizes drives/files, etc. as needed
  • Effective interactions with the leadership team
  • Maintains the CEO’s and CSO’s calendars; complex and highly fluid calendar coordination, including scheduling and arranging meetings with internal and external parties
  • Arranging all aspects of domestic and international travel, keeping the CEO’s and CSO’s travel profiles up-to-date, managing approvals for any travel, arranging flights, hotels, and rental cars ( ~the second most important function for me)
  • Preparing and submitting expense reports on a timely basis
  • Prepare documents of a highly confidential and sensitive nature such as presentations, memos and correspondence
  • Where required, maintain strict confidentiality to tackle complex problems
  • Proficiency in utilizing and innovating on current technology platforms, including; Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, web page navigation, Concur, SharePoint, and Teams
  • Support the Executive Team with informal communications across the organization
  • Serve as a point of facilities point of contact for our San Diego office
  • Ad hoc projects


 


Experience & Qualifications


 


  • 5+ years of relevant experience supporting senior level executives
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills; friendly and professional demeanor; naturally curious
  • Incredibly organized and resourceful; able to juggle and multi-task, think proactively and prioritize work with an acute attention to detail and follow through
  • Experience exercising discretion and confidentiality with sensitive company information
  • Ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision - reliable and has a strong sense of accountability
  • Exercise independent discretion and judgment in tackling complex problems
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Advanced software skills (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)


 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.