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Associate Director, R&D Program Management

Posted about 2 months ago

  • Contact: Brenden Alkire
  • Contact Phone: 646 993 1236
  • Expiry Date: 11 July 2021

SciPro is currently retained by an early-stage biotech company developing completely novel gene therapies.

They are currently looking for an Associate Director of Research Program Management to play a huge role in the progress of their research programs and the development of lead candidates to IND. This position will report to and work closely with the Senior Director of Program Management as well as scientists across the company.

The primary responsibilities will be:

  • Provide high quality program management to an innovative portfolio of exploratory and drug discovery programs from idea through to IND.

  • Possess a comprehensive understanding of the drug discovery process to guide program teams to define the key scientific questions, program strategy and objectives, translating these into optimal deliverables, cross-functional plans, timelines and budgets.

  • Partner with the Program Leader to drive and lead the program team.

  • Identify and mitigate program risks with input from team members.

  • Ensure all decisions made on the program are assessed as to their impact.

  • Work closely with Finance and the cross-functional program teams to establish program related budgets and resourcing plans. Is accountable to monitor plans and ensure programs have the required resources and budget.

  • Ensure efficient and effective communications of program related information to all levels of the organization.

  • Manage external collaborations associated with their assigned programs.

PMP certification & gene therapy experience are preferred. 3+ years of Project Management experience in drug discovery & development is required, along with 10+ years of relevant experience in pharma or biotech drug discovery & development.