Program Manager / Sr. Manager / Associate Director Program Manager

PACT Pharma
94080, South San Francisco
Salary + bonus + benefits
Oct 25, 2018
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Recruitment for Associate Director / Sr Program Manager / Program Manager

PACT Pharma is an exciting, well-funded biotechnology company, advancing to clinical studies in 2019 with facilities and laboratories in South San Francisco, CA.  PACT is developing personalized adoptive T cell therapies for the eradication of solid tumors.  We are in the San Francisco bay area, in the heart of the world’s premier biotechnology research hub. PACT Pharma offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including aggressive participation in the growth of the company in the form of stock option grants. 

PACT is developing tumor-mutation targeted T cells tailored for each patient. Tumor mutation (neoE) targeting is programmed into the patient’s own T cells to seek out & kill the tumors. Using (non-viral) precision genome engineering, the neoE-targeted Tcell receptors (TCRs) replace the endogenous TCR of fresh CD8 and CD4 T cells collected from that same patient followed by minimal expansion in closed systems for re-infusion into the patient. These patient-specific neoTCR-P1 cells are formulated to immediately kill all neoantigen-expressing tumors, together with a deep reservoir of ‘ready-to-go’ neoTCR-P1 cells for long term persistence and capable of rapid expansion to prevent future cancer recurrence.

We are currently recruiting for Associate Director / Sr. Program Manager / Program Manager, reporting to the Senior Director of Program Operations. This position will be based in South San Francisco.


We are seeking a Program Manager (or Sr. Program Manager / Associate Director) to work in this exciting new area of caner immunotherapy.  This individual will work closely with our VP, Head of Clinical Development to ensure execution and achievement of our program goals.  Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to):

  • Developing detailed project plans and timelines to track key deliverables and milestones.
  • Manages day to day project activities for the Program Teams
  • Facilitates communication and has demonstrated ability to share complex information with diverse audiences across all levels within and external to the organization
  • Provides support for clinical team and associated sub-teams during study start up and enrollment activities
  • Maintain key project documentation and filing
  • Participates in working group meetings within the Program Operations Department to resolve highly complex organization issues or improve department processes
  • Performs other duties as required

Minimal Qualifications:

  • 8+ years in biotech/pharma industry along with relevant project / program management experience
  • Solid understanding of clinical research and drug development process
  • A strong track record of leading teams to evaluate new therapies in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Knowledge of issues that drive early and late stage development projects and proven ability to develop and manage complex project plans, timelines and critical path tasks is required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication as well as interpersonal, negotiation and conflict resolution skills are essential
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and time management skills with demonstrated ability to effectively multitask and advance various projects simultaneously
  • Ability to hold oneself and others accountable for commitments in a productive and assertive manner
  • Ability to drive consensus and decision making
  • Innovative and collaborative spirit
  • Must be able to prioritize and work effectively in a growing environment.
  • General understanding of the FDA, EMA, ICH and other guidelines relevant to the pharmaceutical industry
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite applications and high-level of proficiency in Microsoft Project

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with biological products or cancer immunotherapeutics is desirable
  • Prior experience working in cellular therapy, oncology research is highly desirable
  • Previous experience with preparation of an NDA/BLA is desirable
  • Prior experience working closely with clinical teams to coordinate and support rapid start up and enrollment initiatives


PACT Pharma is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strives to build a diverse and inclusive team. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.