Are you a scientific or clinical project manager looking to step into a broader role with more impact? Do you have knowledge or experience managing cell or gene therapy projects in industry? If you are experienced managing diverse stakeholders, timelines, budgets, objectives you may find this role personally and professionally rewarding. We are looking for a Program Manager to manage a consortium of industry, medical, science, and patient organizations working together to streamline gene and cell therapy development. The consortium is advancing development of these new technologies in a non-competitive environment, establishing best practices and standards for a variety of disease indications to speed regulatory approval. As Program Manager you will oversee management of the pipeline of projects within the portfolio, work with public and private stakeholders to guide the strategic direction, suggest new projects for development, and oversee of one or more scientific project managers performing day-to-day management of individual projects. This is an active, non-research, administrative management role requiring excellent interpersonal and writing skills, time and project management abilities, a high level of organization, diplomacy, focus, and the ability to work under tight deadlines—and offers a rewarding, collaborative environment with strong career development opportunities.

To be considered you should have:

  • Initiated, developed and managed all aspects of multiple projects, applying knowledge of process, finance, and contracts to project activities to ensure goals are met on time and within budget
  • Expertise in the evaluation and refinement of statements of work, project budgets, milestones, and deliverables
  • A strong record of managing relationships among scientific and administrative partners from diverse sectors of biomedical science (e.g. government, academia, and/or private sector partners, industry, and not-for-profit organizations)
  • Demonstrated an ability to diplomatically facilitate discussion involving diverse interests, leading groups to consensus and guide others to enhance this skill
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to tailor communications to relevant audiences and develop rapport with colleagues within the organization and with external partners
  • Strong analytical, critical-thinking abilities to proactively identify potential problems and work with teams to fill gaps identified
  • Ability to learn quickly, and make decisions independently to meet tight deadlines
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • High degree of flexibility, and ability to adapt to organizational priorities
  • Readiness and judgment to supervise staff and assume additional responsibility for project governance and some aspects of portfolio governance

To qualify you should have:

  • Masters Degree and 10+ years relevant project management experience OR PhD and 5+ years project management experience in drug development (scientific or clinical)
  • 3+ years staff management
  • 3+ years relevant stakeholder management experience

Plus Factors

  • Residence in, or willingness to relocate to, the DC/MD/VA area and be a (largely) onsite employee
  • Background in cell and gene therapy research and/or clinical trials is strongly preferred
  • Experience in regulatory science 
  • Experience in managing biologics development projects (e.g. preclinical or clinical stage development)
  • Prior role in consulting or client-based environment 
  • Project Management Certification 

Candidates must have current, unrestricted US work authorization or be eligible for TN visas. Candidates must be residents of N. America, with preference for those in the MD/DC/VA region.

To apply for this position, confidentially email us here.