Careers

Corbus's Culture

Corbus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a close-knit team of 30+ employees. We are looking to add to our growing "family" with fellow high-achievers who are innovative, creative and passionate about what they do. We hire for personality as well as for skill. We are very serious about the science, but also enjoy having fun together.

You must be the type of person who thrives in an entrepreneurial and autonomous environment where success is based on your contribution and work ethic and not on title or rank. No politics. No red tape. Everyone is hands on and contributes equally. Keeping a positive, team-oriented culture is very important to us as we all enjoy coming into work each day and making a difference. Creative perks like a monthly in-house massage therapist for employees, company outings, companywide celebrations of success as well as an excellent benefits package help make Corbus a special place to work.

Finally, the leaders at Corbus believe in empowering their employees. We seek confident (but humble) high performers who are driven by success and want to make a difference by being part of a leading-edge biopharmaceutical company.

About us

Corbus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics to treat life threatening ("orphan") inflammatory-fibrotic diseases with clear unmet needs. Our lead product Anabasum is a first- in-class oral small molecule which acts to stimulate inflammatory resolution. Anabasum is currently in clinical development for the treatment of cystic fibrosis, scleroderma, dermatomyositis and Systemic Lupus.

Please contact us at hr@corbuspharma.com for further information or to submit your resume.

Open Positions:

This is a new position based on growth

Requirements:

NOTE: When not in the field this position will be based out of the Norwood, Ma office

The successful candidate for this role will be a self-motivated individual able to work in a small team environment, able to independently identify tasks/issues that need to be addressed. The successful candidate will be a highly organized individual who can also multitask and adjust direction based on changing project/corporate priorities.

Other desired experience and characteristics of the successful candidate include:

  • BS/BA degree is required.
  • 2-6 years field based monitoring or other relevant experience is preferred.
  • Is familiar with ICH/GCP guidelines.
  • Strong written and verbal communication.
  • Must have strong PC skills (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project)
  • Experience with electronic data capture (EDC) and clinical trial management (CTM) systems is preferred.
  • Experience with outsourced clinical trials is preferred.
  • Ability and willingness to accommodate 25-50% travel based on assigned project requirements

Location: Norwood, MA

Corbus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

This is a new position based on growth

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and expertise to Company's clinical and medical monitoring programs; build effective relationships with site investigators
  • Lead safety surveillance, risk management and risk communication activities including medical reporting and assessment of adverse events
  • Develop risk management profiles.
  • Write protocols while working closely with CMO
  • Review and provide medical/safety input of PBRER, DSUR, clinical expert statement, etc.
  • Ensure that safety risks with projects, programs are rapidly identified analyzed and reported
  • Develop and direct overall drug safety operations processes to insure compliance with regulatory requirements U.S. and EMEA.
  • Effectively communicate with clinical operations/development staff, project management, IT, clinical QA, legal and other internal and external (CRO) staff and support
  • Thorough understanding of medical coding (MEDRA)

Requirements

  • Medical Degree with active U.S. medical license
  • Five + years experience in medical monitoring/drug safety PVG in a drug development organization (biotech, pharma, CRO)
  • Through understanding of the benefit/risk management implications of drug development
  • Experience with inflammation/fibrosis/immunology a plus
  • Personal integrity and a commitment to patient and study participant safety
  • Understanding of cross-function drug development/clinical trial process
  • First rate writing skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment

Location: Norwood, MA

Corbus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

This is a new position based on growth

Responsibilities

The Director of Pharmacology & Preclinical Development will be responsible for the design, coordination, and implementation of Pharmacology, Toxicology, and ADME studies for advancement of lead drug candidates contracted with external academic and CRO labs. The Director will work under the direction of the President and Chief Scientific Officer and work closely with internal regulatory, clinical and drug supply functions to support lead candidate advancement and regulatory filings. The Director is responsible for hands-on design, execution and coordination of all preclinical activities for development of potential therapeutics starting from lead optimization, indication selection, mechanism of action, IND enabling studies through NDA filings. The ideal candidate has a proven track record of more than seven years of industry experience (Biotech or Pharmaceutical) in the planning and implementation of key pharmacology, and IND enabling preclinical studies resulting in the advancement of preclinical candidates from initiation of development through successful regulatory filings.

You will participate in efforts to seek out, evaluate and contract with external academic labs and CROs to carry out research programs aimed at building the scientific knowledge base of lead drug candidates to ultimately gain regulatory and market approval. You will work closely with an experienced team of interdisciplinary scientists and have regular opportunities to present findings internally and at public conferences. The ideal candidate will be self-driven, resourceful, very organized and focused, and enjoy working in a dynamic team environment in a virtual biotech model.

Required Skills/Experiences

  • Ph.D. in Pharmacology, Toxicology, or related preclinical discipline.
  • 10+ years of experience in nimble Biotech or Pharmaceutical drug development environment in planning, designing, negotiating, and implementing preclinical research aimed at advancing lead candidates into and through development.
  • Ensure compliance of CRO partners with requirements for FDA, EMA, IACUC, and ICH standards.
  • Review and author study reports, for in vivo related IND and clinical data packages and make informed go/no-go decisions. Demonstrated success in IND approval.
  • Act as liaison (with regulatory and quality personnel) with FDA, and other regulatory agencies for all Pharmacology/Toxicology/ADME issues.
  • Interact with key scientific, clinical research, marketing and commercial personnel within and outside the Company to ensure timely and accurate preclinical study deliverables for pharmacology and toxicology studies.
  • Excellent written and oral skills with experience preparing preclinical sections of INDs and CTAs

Location: Norwood, MA

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with skills and experience.

This is a new position based on growth

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and work closely with the C.M.O. in the design, communication and implementation of the Company's overall regulatory strategy
  • Manage interactions with and build positive relationships with all regulatory bodies to help assure rapid submission completion and approvals (U.S. and Euro)
  • Work closely with consultants and contractors to coordinate compliance activities
  • Advise senior management on regulatory pathways and options
  • Write cover letters and review and approve documents
  • Work closely with internal functions (clinical operations, medical and scientific staff
  • Insure high quality date interchange with investigators and sites, working closely with QA

Requirements

  • BS degree in appropriate field with 8+ years experience in bio-pharma and/or CRO
  • Through understanding of U.S. and Euro regulatory requirements, and the operating characteristics of regulatory agencies and their staff.
  • Experience in developing or assisting in the development of a drug development company's regulatory strategy.
  • Familiarity with orphan drug requirements a plus
  • RAPS Certification a plus
  • Ability to identify and remedy key regulatory issues and to anticipate potential regulatory hurdles.

Location: Norwood, MA

Corbus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

This is a new position based on growth

Roles and Responsibilities:

  1. Will work with other team members to establish and maintain the company wide electronic document management system.
    1. Identify appropriate platform that is 21CFR11/ICH safe harbor compliant
    2. Implement platform, establish appropriate work process, and file structures
  2. Will be responsible for document migration, quality control and will work collaboratively with team members to:
    1. Create and maintain document control procedures;
    2. Develop and maintain document standards, for example, naming/numbering conventions;
    3. Ensure document management system files remain up to date;
    4. Ensure documentation and record keeping processes conform to GxP and other regulatory requirements, as well as approved procedures;
    5. Scans, verifies and archives legacy documents and records as needed;
    6. Develop and maintain document review and approval processes.
  3. The document control specialist will also:
    1. Support clinical team activities including, but not limited to:
      1. Participate in the creation of clinical SOPs, maintain team training records, and establish and maintain an SOP review schedule;
      2. Review, proof, and edit clinical documents in support of clinical development projects;
      3. Support study start-up by reviewing investigator site documents and ensuring required documents for site activation are complete and accurate;
      4. Will provide additional support and assistance on various tasks and projects as directed by management.

Requirements:

  • Demonstrated skill in quality control of documentation and/ or technical editing
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills with high attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects at any given time.
  • Strong process improvement mindset, passion for quality
  • Advanced Microsoft Word, Excel skills and Adobe Acrobat/Nitro
  • Experience in the use of Electronic Document Management systems
  • Knowledge of quality assurance/control methods, principles, and practices
  • Ability and desire to work in a fast-paced environment, and a demonstrated ability to adapt to rapidly shifting priorities.

Preferred

  • Working knowledge of FDA/ICH regulations
  • Coursework or experience in Quality Assurance/Control and/or Regulatory Assurance
  • Demonstrated skill in quality control of documentation and/ or technical editing

Location: Norwood, MA

Corbus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

This is a new position based on growth

Roles and Responsibilities:

  1. Assists the Study Team across all investigator sites and ensures compliance with protocol and overall clinical objectives.
  2. Performs project/study management related responsibilities by coordinating and tracking activities for clinical trials in compliance with protocol, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and regulatory guidelines from the inception of the protocol through database lock process. This involves working closely with all functional areas as well as external providers to ensure consistent high quality study outcomes.
  3. Other potential responsibilities of the CTA include but are not limited to the following:
  • Throughout the study, ensures that study activities are executed according to the study protocol, regulatory guidelines, and operational plan.
  • Reviews Investigational Drug Brochures (IDB), Protocols, Case Report Forms (CRFs), and informed consent forms (ICFs) for a thorough understanding of the study drug and procedures.
  • Keeps abreast of SOPs, Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and ICH guidelines, state and national laws and ethical standards.
  • Participates in study start-up, conduct, and closeout activities.

    a. Assists with the preparation of vendor requests for proposals, and tracks receipt of proposals, MSAs, and SOWs
    b. Collects and reviews site regulatory documents for accuracy and completion (1572, Financial Disclosure documents, CLIA waivers, etc).
    c. Assembles and distributes regulatory binders to clinical sites
    d. Drafts and/or assists with the preparation of trial-related documents, tools and templates (start-up forms, screening scripts, source documents, study logs).
    e. Supports project management activities including taking meeting minutes/providing agendas to the clinical team, tracking screening/enrollment across all sites, and maintaining study status trackers.
    f. Assists with the preparation and distribution of investigator site contracts and budgets.
    g. Maintains the Trial Master File for all clinical projects.

Requirements: 

The successful candidate for this role will be a self-motivated individual able to work in a small team environment, able to independently identify tasks/issues that need to be addressed. The successful candidate will be a highly organized individual who can also multitask and adjust direction based on changing project/corporate priorities.

Other desired experience and characteristics of the successful candidate include: 

  • BS/BA degree in health sciences related field is preferred, but not required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Must have strong PC skills (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project) 
  • Sound analytical and problem solving skills 
  • Ability to act with a consistent sense of urgency with and acute attention to detail 
  • Working knowledge and experience with electronic data capture (EDC) systems and CTMS is a plus.
  • Prepare technical reports and presentations as necessary.
  • Responsible for reports and data organization and filing.

Location: Norwood, MA

Corbus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

This is a new position based on growth

Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, and apply biostatistical systems and programs to support all drug development and clinical trial activities
  • Deliver high quality bio-stat support and guidance and recommendations to internal and external professional staff, including senior management
  • Provide bio-stat expertise in regulatory submission planning and preparation, and respond to queries and follow up requests from regulatory agencies or internal staff
  • Provide input into study design, efficacy and safety parameters and planned statistical analyses.
  • Assist in protocol development
  • Work creatively and cooperatively and provide internal expertise to data management, programming and clinical operations and medical staff

Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree with bio-statistics with PhD preferred.
  • Eight of more years bio-pharma and / or CRO experience providing knowledge and expertise in bio-stat requirements for the drug development process
  • Knowledge of ICH guidelines and regulatory requirements S. and Europe including direct experience with all submission activities
  • Understanding of advanced statistical methodology and the ability to explain key principals to non bio-stat staff
  • Project management skills
  • Understanding of statistical reporting and analysis required for all aspects of clinical studies with an innovative approach to problem solving

Location: Norwood, MA

Corbus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

This is a newly created position based on growth

An entrepreneurial mindset and a self-motivated drive to be successful are pivotal.

Individual must also be highly personable in order to develop external sources of competitive information and to establish strong internal working relationships.

In this role, your primary responsibility will be to perform competitive intelligence and market research on therapeutic candidates of interest to Corbus. In this role you will report to the Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Director of Research.

Qualifications:

  • 1- 3 years of Competitive Intelligence, Business Development or Biomedical Research experience in Pharmaceutical or Biotech preferred.
  • Bachelor degree in Biology, Chemistry, Economics or Math preferred. MBA a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate independently, to take initiative, be resourceful, and exercise astute business judgment to drive performance.
  • Must have strong written and verbal presentation skills.

Essential Duties:

  • Map the current and emerging therapeutic landscape for the treatment of Systemic Sclerosis, Cystic Fibrosis and other diseases of interest to Corbus.
  • Evaluate the potential positioning, USP and pricing for pharmaceutical products
  • Determine the NPV of Anabsum and other pharmacological products in development at different points in development through market launch. Compare costs of development to NPV over time.
  • Prepare pertinent financial analysis for business and licensing opportunities.
  • Assist in business and financial evaluation of new market and business opportunities
  • Assist in search and scientific evaluation of external in-licensing opportunities in rare inflammatory diseases space.
  • Prepare presentations and reports on business and scientific findings

Responsibilities:

  • Operates as a business partner to CSO and Sr Director of Research and will assume the lead role for utilizing, evaluating and developing competitive intelligence and analysis.
  • Proactively deliver high quality, timely and actionable insights that characterize opportunities and risks
  • Present detailed quantitative analysis and qualitative insights to senior leadership in a manner that is easily interpreted and aids strategic and tactical decision making.
  • Creates specifications for reports and analysis based on business needs and data elements required or available.
  • Identify and analyze impact of competitive product profiles, stage of development, rollout dates, and developmental issues, pipeline analysis; determining likely order of entry, likely resourcing by competition.
  • Evaluate competitor technical capabilities, patent issues, scientific rationale, and placement of clinical studies, providing observations for GBT and others regarding the strength of the competition.

Reporting to the Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications this positon the Corporate Communications Associate will help build and maintain relationships with key patient advocacy groups, professional associations, government agencies, patients, investors and the public with the aim of educating constituents on the company and future products. This position will work with these constituents at all levels to communicate Corbus' value proposition and company values with the aim of building and maintaining interest and support for our product development. This position will manage communications through social media, corporate events and written and in-person outreach such as town halls and trade booths, fliers, blogs, etc. This positon will also be responsible for managing team metrics.

  • Create content and disseminate information on social media (Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc)
  • Media list development and management: We need to start telling our patients about the work we're doing. You'll have to do your research, and identify media targets for proactive outreach and company announcements
  • Coordinate with web team to update company website and other online materials
  • Support the development of collateral materials, such as media lists, communications materials to internal/external stakeholders, -news you can use- items, etc.
  • Working with subject matter experts to gather, curate and update existing corporate content, including slides, master messages and other internal/external materials.
  • Create and maintain databases to organize and keep track of outreach and a metrics tracking report to capture and measure results of team initiatives
  • Write occasional short features (spotlights) on new products or initiatives for internal and external online use
  • Manage team meeting agendas and logistics as needed
  • Act as coordinator for internal events such as functional town halls
  • Function as event planner and provide logistical coordination support for external events, including but not limited to identifying and managing corporate materials at event venues
  • Serve as primary point of contact to build and maintain collaborative, mutually beneficial interactions with key patient advocacy groups, professional associations, government agencies, patients and the public. Prioritize the organizations with which to partner. Proactively advocate Corbus' priorities and objectives with direct one-on-one meetings and ongoing contact. Identify synergies and support opportunities that advance Corbus' business objectives and the objectives.
  • Develop overall strategy relating to regional disease-state goals and therapeutic priorities. Additionally, develop tactics that emphasize shared goals between Corbus and priority groups. Collaborate with Corbus Executive Management during the business planning process to create one-year and multiple-year strategies and tactical operating plans for advocacy opportunities for pipeline compounds and aligned with company goals.
  • Remain abreast of new developments in regulatory, legal and policy arenas that have an impact on the Corbus franchise. Inform and equip team members about policies through periodic updates and training.
  • Define and standardize best practices in patient advocacy and professional relations. Serve as an internal and external resource as appropriate and identify opportunities to maximize the value of investments in current and potential patient relations programs.
  • Liaise with key company personnel including executive management, to garner company support outreach programs. Participate in brand planning and product team discussions to ensure the plans include advocacy opportunities and leverage PAR's knowledge of diverse organizations and their needs.
  • Implement and maintain a database to track investor contacts and prior history of meetings
  • Maintain and update corporate presentations and investor fact sheets
  • Create appropriate budgets and monitor expenditures,
  • Help build the regional patient and professional advocacy relations function including but not limited to assistance with departmental planning and budgeting.
  • Plan and execute responsibilities as assigned by the CEO or his/her designate and Executive Management
  • Serve as an external field resource for innovative thinking as it relates to new patient and consumer trends including but not limited to the e-business channel and social media.

Skills/attributes:

  • Ability to take direction, respond positively to constructive criticism and integrate feedback into the final product
  • There's never a dull day in social media and public relations, so you'll be ready to tackle new tasks - quickly and efficiently - as they pop up throughout the day
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously, nimbly move on from one task to another, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to manage projects, contribute to teams and work as an individual contributor
  • Excellent PowerPoint/presentation and design skills
  • Excellent Excel skills with a focus on charts/graphs to support metrics
  • Excellent written, grammar and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail and highly organized
  • Positive attitude and true team player
  • Motivated self-starter with strong communication and organizational skills

Requirements/Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Communications or related business field
  • Minimum 2 years experience, including previous relevant internships
  • Social media literacy (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Vimeo) in a business setting
  • Experience in media outreach/media list building