Associate Program Manager

Durham, NC
Aug 12, 2019
Bio NC
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Associate Program Manager will help drive the pipeline of cell and gene therapy projects through preclinical and early stage clinical development. This individual will work with internal teams and external partners to coordinate and help manage tasks, activities and timelines for cell and gene therapy drug candidates as they progress from research through preclinical evaluation and Phase I/II clinical development.

The Associate Program Manager will report to a Senior Program Manager. The successful candidate will be a hands-on, participative program manager who will make significant contributions to advancing the project portfolio within a diverse R&D organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. This list contains the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform role-related duties other than those contained in this document.
  • Support Development Leaders; integrating, documenting and communicating program plans, deliverables, timelines and progress
  • Help facilitate appropriate program planning and alignment; including identification of decision points, milestones and risks to meet short and long-term objectives
  • Collaborate with Development Leaders and Finance to help develop and monitor program budget
  • Track program timelines, deliverables and action items
  • Collaborate with Development Leaders to organize and document team meetings; to include agendas, minutes and action items with follow-up and tracking
  • Help facilitate information flow within the Program and across functions
  • Help manage and coordinate program related CRO activities and studies
  • Assist with development of a working product profile for advancing programs consistent with the intended therapeutic use and competitive environment
  • Assist Development Leaders in communication of program objectives and status to internal and external stakeholders
  • Adapt quickly to technical and/or industry changes in a rapidly advancing field


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform this job successfully.

Education/ Experience
  • Successful candidate should have a bachelors degree and 3+ years of relevant professional experience

  • Broad knowledge of drug development processes and industry best practices
  • A familiarity with the US/EU regulatory process
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced, small company environment that demands rapid progress and creative problem solving
  • The ability to effectively communicate both internally and externally and to support collaborations with academia and industry partners
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and project management software
  • The ability to support multiple projects in parallel and to assist in prioritization according to the needs of the company
  • Demonstrated track record in coordinating project or program activities associated with preclinical development through IND and early clinical studies
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and team building skills

  • PMP certification
  • Experience with cell and gene therapies
  • Demonstrated ability in negotiation
  • Working knowledge of budget development, implementation and monitoring

Travel Requirements
  • Minimal travel is required for this position.

  • This position is located at the main headquarters located in Durham, NC and is required to physically be and work in the office, in order to be most effective, and at managers discretion.

Precision BioSciences is dedicated to improving life through its proprietary genome editing platform, ARCUS. Precision BioSciences leverages ARCUS in the development of its product candidates which are designed to treat human diseases and create healthy and sustainable food and agriculture solutions. Precision BioSciences is actively developing product candidates in three innovative areas: allogeneic CAR T immunotherapy, in vivo gene correction, and food.

Precision BioSciences provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Precision BioSciences complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.