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.

KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supports the Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of HR
  • Keeps minutes of senior staff meetings and tracks open items
  • Liaises 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 CTO’s and HRVP’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
  • Oversees general office functions such as:
    • Manage and maintain office and breakroom supplies
    • Organize and maintain office common areas making sure they are stocked, clean, functioning and present a professional appearance at all times 
    • Manage reception: emails, phone duties, greet and assist visitors at the front desk
    • Receive and route all mail and deliveries.
    • Provide direction to various vendors when making pickups.
    • Act as the primary point of contact for building maintenance, beautification initiatives, and facilities requests
    • Coordinate with vendors such as building management, lunch delivery, office supplies, snacks and beverages, and manage maintenance ticket system
  • Assist in organizing various special meetings, team activities, team off-sites, company-wide and department-wide events, and other culture-building events
  • Assist in facilitating catering arrangement and implementation as needed
  • Other duties as assigned or necessary to support the office and/or the company

 

ESSENTIAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Previous experience in a start-up company preferred
  • 3+ years administrative experience
  • 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)
  • Ability to be flexible and adjust to rapidly changing priorities and schedules.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced organization.
  • Ability to effectively interact with all levels of staff and external contacts in a professional manner


We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected will be invited for an interview. 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.

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