Program Manager - CAR-T Biology

Tarrytown, NY
Oct 20, 2019
Science/R&D, Biology
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Known for its scientific and operational excellence, Regeneron is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron commercializes medicines for eye diseases, high LDL-cholesterol, atopic dermatitis and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of high unmet medical need, including rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, pain, cancer and infectious diseases.

The Research Program Management group is looking for a Program Manager. Merging scientific expertise in chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) biology and knowledge of cell therapies with program management knowledge and experience in the pharmaceutical industry, the PM will provide operational guidance to drive key external research technology collaborations. The PM will coordinate and manage internal cross-functional teams that support external collaboration project activities with Adicet Bio and bluebird bio, manage joint team interactions, deliver results and communicate key collaborative milestones. In addition to driving research deliverables and scientific endpoints, the PM will develop and monitor budgets and timelines, as well as nurture productive relationships with internal and external teams.

Essential Functions - Major Duties and Responsibilities

• Teams: Builds cross-functional teams and manages internal/external collaboration deliverables in a matrix organization. Drives the project / program's evolution from initiation of new collaborations to their completion, within timeline, quality and budgetary constraints.

• Planning and Tracking: Facilitates the development of internal/external collaborative project / program plans relevant to the team deliverables and ensures alignment across internal functional areas. Supports annual goal setting sessions to develop project / program level goals that contribute to the overall goals for Regeneron and for monitoring progress against these goals. Facilitates contingency and risk mitigation planning.

• Collaborations: The PM will be a key contact that manages internal/external collaboration project / program interactions, operations, and deliverables between Regeneron and our corporate partners, including the coordination of activities for establishing research plans, status reports, data summaries or presentations for collaboration meetings, budget approvals, etc.

• Communication: Requires the ability to gain cooperation of others and effectively facilitates cross-functional meetings/discussions. Ensures effective, accurate and timely communication across functional areas within the project / program, serving as a primary point of contact for management within and outside the team regarding progress on project / program goals. Works with the team leaders to identify and resolve individual and team performance issues.

• Process Improvement: Identifies opportunities for standardization of processes and best practices and recommends a plan for implementation.

• Problem Solving: Proactively identifies issues and provides general guidance on resolving 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.


This position requires an advanced degree (eg. PhD, MS) with at least 5 years of industry experience. Those with experience in T-cell and CAR-T biology and/or cell therapies will receive expedited review.

Knowledge and Skills:

• Scientific knowledge and background in T-cell/CAR-T biology, oncology, immunology, and/or cell therapies preferred

• Experience, knowledge and a track record in program management in the drug development / pharmaceutical industry in matrix environment.

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

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 in order 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 in order 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.

Level will be commensurate with experience.

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.

To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of Regeneron about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Regeneron via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of Regeneron, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by Regeneron for this position and a valid agreement with Regeneron is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the Regeneron agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.