Program Manager - Regeneron Genetic Center Operations

Location
Tarrytown, NY, United States
Posted
Jun 08, 2019
Ref
16648BR
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Regeneron Genetics Center (RGC) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, whose goals are to apply large scale human genetics to identify new drug targets and to guide the development of therapeutics programs and precision medicine. Building upon Regeneron's strengths in mouse genetics and genetics-driven drug discovery and development, the RGC specializes in ultra-high-throughput exome sequencing, large scale informatics and data analysis encompassing genomics and electronic health records, and translating genetic discoveries into new biology and drug discovery opportunities. The RGC leverages multiple approaches including large population based studies, Mendelian genetics and family based studies, founder population genetics, and large-scale disease focused projects and has developed a network of over 50 collaborations with research organizations around the world. Including some of the largest sequencing studies in the world, such as the DiscovEHR study in collaboration with Geisinger Health System, and an initiative to sequence 500,000 participants with the UK Biobank, the RGC has built one of the largest human genetics databases, including sequence data from over several hundred thousand participants and rapidly growing. Our interests encompass a breadth of different areas across all therapeutic areas and the RGC is highly integrated into all facets of research and development at Regeneron. Program goals include target discovery, indication discovery, and patient-disease stratification. Objectives include advancing basic science around the world through public sharing of discoveries, providing clinically-valuable insights to physicians and providers of collaborating health-care systems, improving patient outcomes, and identifying novel targets for drug development.

Summary

We are looking for a Program Manager. Using scientific expertise, program management knowledge and experience in genetic analysis and operations, the PM will manage genomic operation activities that drive projects within the Regeneron Genetics Center (RGC) and communicate project expectations, milestones and timelines.

Responsibilities

• Teams: Build and manage cross-functional teams between the RGC Sequencing Operations, Genome Informatics, Clinical Informatics and Analytical Genetics departments to drive project operations from initiation to completion.

• Planning and Tracking: Develop project plans, track & manage project pipelines (e.g., aligning genomic and clinical phenotype data with analytical genetic pipelines and timelines), coordinate data upload to the RGC browsers for broad communications/viewing and manage new RGC App development project workflows.

• Collaborations: Manage project interactions and deliverables between the RGC and external collaborators, including the coordination and delivery of DNA samples and phenotype data to the RGC. Collaboratively establish operation plans, status reports, project summaries and presentations for Joint Team meetings.

• Communication: Set overall project expectations with external collaborators for delivery of genomic data and ensure effective, accurate and timely project communications across all RGC departments.

• Process Improvement: Identify opportunities for standardization of processes and best practices with recommendations for implementation.

• Problem Solving: Proactively identify issues and provide general guidance on resolving RGC project / program challenges by developing solutions to meet productivity and quality goals and objectives.

• Nature and Scope

• Works independently with general / limited guidance from a supervisor or team leader.

• Works cross-functionally in a matrix organization and supports the high-level research operation plans.

• Regularly interacts with Sr. Management and/or executive level personnel on matters concerning several functional areas; Exercises good judgment and exerts influence on the overall objectives and long-range goals of the project / program.

• Represents the department in relevant internal / external committees.

Requirements:

This position requires a BS / MS with a minimum of 5 years of relevant progressive project / program management experience OR work experience in the drug development / pharmaceutical industry. Advanced degree (e.g. PhD, MS plus MBA) preferred. Additional requirements include:

• Experience and a track record in program management, with in-depth knowledge of genetics project operations; knowledge of next-generation sequencing, genome annotation and genetic analysis pipelines.

• Core competencies: Requires excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to effectively interact with all levels both within and outside the company to establish credibility with professionals on the project teams. Understands and listens to team members and fosters a productive team environment. Encourages constructive interactions among team members to address difficult situations. Resolves and negotiates conflicts or problems with tact, diplomacy and composure. Handles multiple projects and priorities with exceptional organizational and time management skills.

• Proficient in advanced techniques with relevant software: MS Project, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc. in addition to experience working within shared work environments.

This is an opportunity to join our select team that is already leading the way in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry. Apply today and learn more about Regeneron's unwavering commitment to combining good science & good business.

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