Director/Senior Director, Project Team Leadership

94005, Brisbane
Jul 12, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


Arch Oncology is an immuno-oncology company developing anti-CD47 antibodies for the treatment of cancer.  Anti-CD47 therapies represent a new class of checkpoint inhibitors that bridge the innate and adaptive immune systems to attack cancer. Arch Oncology has developed a functionally diverse antibody platform and is advancing a novel anti-CD47 antibody to the clinic that not only acts as an immune checkpoint inhibitor, but also selectively kills tumor cells (non ADCC).  The team is a highly motivated group of experienced scientists and emphasizes a collaborative approach. Arch Oncology is funded by top-quality venture capital investors and is advancing its lead mAb to the clinic currently. 

Position Location:

Arch Oncology has offices in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA. Our research labs are in the Cortex Innovation Community in St. Louis, MO, near the Washington University School of Medicine and St. Louis University. This position is located in Brisbane, CA.


Reports To:

Vice-president, Translational Medicine

Job Description and Responsibilities:

Provide direction and leadership to development project team:

Work with senior team to organize and lead cross-functional development team meetings, strategically manage and integrate project development plan and deliverables, interface closely with team members and recognize and implement tools needed to drive success and track progress

Implement successful communication tools

Partner with stakeholders to assess and develop project scope, milestones, risk assessment

Proactive project oversight including setting and executing on timelines, managing budget and resources, setting and tracking project goals, managing and prioritizing critical path activities

Support and draw together senior management team and work closely with project manager

Help to establish and manage relationships with KOLs and other external groups

Position Requirements and Experience:

At least 10 years as a project team leader with preclinical stage through clinical proof of concept experience

Prior experience focusing on biologics, oncology and immune-oncology

Prior experience facilitating internal research and collaborations, familiar with trial design, enrollment, trial timing, costs

Experienced leader and successful track record moving projects forward efficiently

Familiar with what that is needed to execute successful early phase trial (from pre-IND through clinical trial), possesses negotiation tools necessary to work with personnel across functions (preclinical, research, translational medicine, toxicology, clinical development, regulatory)

Thinks strategically and is motivated by science behind drug development as well drug development challenges

Strong verbal/written skills as well as good decision-making skills

Can multi-task and embraces fast-paced culture, flexible/adaptable and resilient

Proven ability to integrate across functions, anticipate and coordinate team drug development efforts



Arch Oncology is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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