Sr. Program Director/Program Director - South San Francisco, CA | Biospace
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Sr. Program Director/Program Director

Harpoon Therapeutics, Inc

South San Francisco, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Masters Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Biotechnology, Drug Discovery, Project Management,

Job Description

Harpoon Therapeutics is an early-stage biotech company located in South San Francisco. The Company is developing next generation biologics to engage and activate immune cells for the treatment of cancer and other diseases. We are seeking an experienced candidate at the Director or above level to head up our product development teams as part of the critical functions in transitioning Harpoon Therapeutics to a clinical stage company. The successful candidate will also participate in integrating the Company’s preclinical research and discovery pipeline into drug development programs and lead the management of academic and corporate alliances.
•   Lead cross-functional product development teams (PDTs) to advance Harpoon’s experimental drug molecules toward and through clinical development.
•   Act as the point of contact and program representative to executive management and board of directors.
•   Work closely with all functional areas represented on PDTs including Nonclinical, CMC, Regulatory, and Clinical; negotiate with and influence key stakeholders
•   Coordinate strategic and operational efforts to ensure alignment, seamless execution, and achievement of corporate goals.
•   Responsible for risk management; foresee and identify program-related issues; develop mitigating, resolution, and contingency plans.
•   Create a positive, collaborative team environment; develop trust and ensure transparent communications; builds consensus on program strategies.
•   Partner with executive management to develop strategic corporate and academic alliances to build and strengthen Harpoon’s technology platform and experimental drug pipeline.
•   Act as the main liaison with Harpoon’s corporate and academic partners to ensure positive and productive collaboration that aligns with corporate direction and goals.
•   Develop Program Management infrastructure for Harpoon Therapeutics.


•   8+ years of hands on experience in program/project management and/or in leading product development teams in pharmaceutical or biotech companies with demonstrated success in advancing molecules along their development paths.
•   Advanced degree in a relevant biological science discipline; candidates with degrees in business management and a strong background and understanding of biological science are also encouraged to apply.
•   Extensive scientific expertise in developing experimental drugs for treatment of cancer and related diseases.
•   Experience in navigating the complexities of a fast-evolving biotech startup environment, aligning the array of critical activities in research/discovery, clinical development, and partnerships to meet corporate milestones and goals are highly preferred.
•   Proven leadership skills, maturity, emotional intelligence.
•   Ability to nurture and foster cross-organization collaboration.