Division Summary: Our Global Health division harnesses advances in science and technology to save lives in poor countries. We focus on the health problems that have a major impact in developing countries but get too little attention and funding. Where proven tools exist, we support sustainable ways to improve their delivery. Where they don't, we invest in research and development of new interventions, such as vaccines, drugs, biologics, and diagnostics. Our work in infectious diseases focuses on strategies to fight and prevent HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, neglected tropical diseases, enteric and diarrheal diseases and pneumonia. Our work in maternal, neonatal and child health focuses on ensuring that women and newborns survive and remain healthy before, during and after childbirth, and ensuring optimal growth, neurodevelopment and resistance to disease, by identifying and addressing underlying biological vulnerabilities. We also support innovative research in reproductive health. These strategies are supported by functional teams that focus on Discovery & Translational Sciences, Vaccine Development & Surveillance, Integrated Development, Innovation Introduction, Life Science Partnerships and others. Team Summary The goal of the Vaccine Development & Surveillance Team is to advance public goods for global health through technological innovation. We do this by accelerating the development and commercialization of novel vaccines and the sustainable manufacture of existing vaccines, defining the global disease burden through better primary data and world-class modeling, and reducing the threat of epidemics through the development and use of innovative tools. Position Summary & ResponsibilitiesThe Senior Program Officer (SPO), Vaccine Development - Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) will utilize their senior-level technical and strategic knowledge of vaccines and biologics bio-processing, bio-analytics, and formulation research and development, as well as their knowledge of quality systems and formal CMC, to develop and implement innovative and sustainable technical solutions for Global Health (GH) related vaccine development projects. The SPO - CMC shapes and guides these CMC solutions for foundation program strategy teams and partners. You will be a member of the VD&S CMC Domain and report to the Deputy Director of CMC Core responsibilities CMC Strategies and Solutions: + Partner with Deputy Director, Vaccine Development CMC, as well as other CMC team members and experts across disciplines, to implement technical solutions that speed and de-risk the development of appropriate vaccine candidates for global health needs + Shape and guide implementation delivery, and impact measurement of Bioprocess R&D and Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls solutions towards approved Global Health strategic objectives. + Partner with Deputy Director, CMC to conceptualize, articulate, and implement effective and strategic CMC solutions. This will include looking for synergies across multiple vaccine programs and objectives and translating new knowledge into effective interventions and decisions + Oversee shaping and implementation of CMC related grant portfolio aspects; create robust systems that ensure quality grantee interactions, balance in the portfolio, and effective annual planning. + Negotiate, implement, and manage a portfolio of grants or performance-based contracts; including alignment of internal and external stakeholders, review of letters of inquiry and grant proposals as well as providing clear, concise and insightful written analyses and recommendations for funding. + Provide senior-level technical CMC expertise for internal Program Strategy Teams (PST's) and partners. + Synthesize commercial and technical information toward strategic decisions; clearly articulate value propositions from both a business and technology perspective. + Form key partnerships with individuals, industry organizations and others to enhance implementation of the program's strategy and tactics + Provide rigorous reviews of GH programs that incorporate contributions from both internal & external stakeholders and anticipate mid-course corrections, project impact and propose appropriate changes. + Support the Vaccine Development (VxDev) team's goal achievement, create systems to track progress and ensure accountability and link VxDev CMC efforts to GH and foundation missions. + Contribute to integration of strategies and execution of plans across VxDev & other GH teams. + Provide consistently superb leadership and exceptional management of CMC related internal and external partners. Management for Impact: + Guide the CMC efforts in optimizing the level of engagement required for specific team and grantee support. + Provide strategic guidance in crafting grants or contracts such that GH resources are efficiently and expertly utilized. + Contribute to integration of strategies and execution plans across VxDev, GH & other Foundation teams (e.g., Global Development). Engagement with External Partners: + Play a strategic role in CMC related issues relevant to regulatory interactions and submissions. + Identify & cultivate partners to build coalitions and achieve objectives; manage partnerships to achieve impact. + Serve as a leadership partner and resource to grantees to achieve strategic objectives. + Attend internal meetings to represent CMC and VxDev as well as being a representative of the foundation at external meetings. + Actively search for and create opportunities for partners and solutions to leverage available resources. + Actively search for and create opportunities to develop new partnerships with and between external partners that will advance GH programs. + This role is responsible for high quality interactions and clear and consistent communications with grantees and partners in the field. + This role will require the ability to travel up to 30% domestically and internationally Leadership and Culture We believe that energized people, working well together, fueled by great leadership in an inclusive environment in which they thrive, will do phenomenal things. Core Knowledge and Experience + PhD in Biochemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry or a related field and 10 plus years related experience in the design and implementation of CMC development and/or manufacturing solutions for a broad range of vaccines and biologics. Targeted experience with bacterial vaccines, conjugate vaccines and/or fill-finish technologies, highly desirable. Experience with complex drug-delivery technologies also a plus. + Knowledge of CMC capabilities in non-US / non-EU based manufacturers, including CMO's. + Commitment to innovation and advancing new technologies in vaccine manufacturing + Experience with business and technical due diligence assessments of potential corporate, product, or technology investments; Ability to synthesize technical and commercial information toward strategic decision making. + Experience with project management principles and tools to manage complex projects. + Solid understanding of the realities and complexities of matrix-based organizations. + Proven ability to lead and influence data-driven strategy planning and implementation. + Demonstrated experience with team management and leading cross-functional teams. + Administration and fiduciary responsibility. + Demonstrated excellence in scientific writing and data analysis, written and oral communication skills, and experience advocating and communicating with a broad and diverse audience. + Experience in a role requiring collaboration in a complex internal and external organization. + Demonstrated ability to work with efficiency, diplomacy, and flexibility particularly as part of a team effort. + Sense of humor + Commitment to transparency and real-time information sharing. + Experience in working on teams with diverse cultural and professional backgrounds. + An understanding of regulatory requirements necessary for the various phases of drug development and experience interacting with regulators + Previous success supporting a highly skilled and demanding client base with diverse backgrounds. + Demonstrated ability to lead and build relationships to gain the respect and trust of others. + Intellectual quickness, curiosity, discipline, resourcefulness and resilience. + Ability to work with flexibility, efficiency, enthusiasm, and diplomacy both individually and as part of a team effort. + Demonstrated passion for the Foundation's values with commitment to deliver results against the Foundation's mission As part of our standard hiring process for new employees, employment with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is dedicated to the belief that all lives have equal value. We're committed to creating a workplace where employees thrive both personally and professionally. We also believe our employees should reflect the rich diversity of the global populations we aim to serve-in race, gender, age, cultures and beliefs-and we support this diversity through all of our employment practices. All applicants and employees who are drawn to serve the mission of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will enjoy equality of opportunity and fair treatment without regard to: * Race * Color * Age * Religion * Pregnancy * Sex * Sexual Orientation * Disability * Gender Identity * Gender Expression * National Origin * Genetic Information * Veteran Status * Marital Status * Prior Protected Activity Guided by the belief that all lives have equal value, the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation pride ourselves in being 'impatient optimists' whose purpose is to work to reduce inequity. Our vision is to ensure a world where every person has the opportunity to live a healthy, productive life. We have four missions to: + Ensure more children and young people survive and thrive; + Empower the poorest, especially women and girls, to transform their lives; + Combat infectious diseases that particularly affect the poorest; and + Inspire people to take action to change the world. Key to enabling these missions is our commitment to science and innovation, collaboration and partnership, measurement and rigor, as well as optimism and risk taking. Based in Seattle, the foundation has a worldwide staff of 1,500 people and is led by CEO Mark Suzman and co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett. We have offices in the United States, Europe, India, China and Africa.