Associate Director / Senior Manager, Project Management

South San Francisco, CA, United States
Oct 26, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
We Are Genetic Navigators bringing together passionate, creative and dedicated professionals to join a rapidly-growing startup on our mission to translate novel genetic insights into lifesaving medicines. We are integrating human genetics and functional genomics to decode the mysteries of genetic modifiers, leading us to new medicines we'll develop for a range of severe diseases.

We are seeking an experienced Project Manager to partner with key technical leads and project
teams to drive overall success of Maze projects. This individual will help to plan, track and
report activities within inter-disciplinary functions and play an active role in managing
workstreams with external vendors. The successful candidate will support the creation of slide
content for tactical and strategic meetings, provide timelines and track tasks at both internal
and external meetings with a network of consultants, vendors and partners. This role will work
cross-functionally as needed to identify and follow-up on deliverables to ensure that team
members are meeting milestones.

Your Role in Navigating The Maze:
  • Oversee and manage the effective coordination and facilitation of team meetings from a
    project management perspective with a focus on cross-functional integrated activities
    spanning Lead Optimization through Clinical Candidate Selection and IND stages for
    small molecule program
  • Collaborate with internal Team and vendors to guide timely execution to agreed-to
  • Ensure the timely and adequate follow-up on action items, identification of project
    issues and resolutions
  • Oversee the appropriate use of electronic information management tools to prepare
    and maintain project documents such as working product profiles, documentation and
    budget supporting IND filings
  • Create and maintain program documentation including agenda, minutes, action items,
    dashboards, goals and milestones, timeline, internal website for internal, and external
  • Facilitate robust communication throughout cross-functional departments to ensure all
    functions are aware of changes in strategy and impacts to risks and resources
  • Ensure team members accountable for on-time completion of tasks or milestones

Your Navigation Tools:
  • Should possess a minimum of eight years of working experience with a BS/BA degree,
    six years of working experience with a MS, MBA, or three to five years with PhD degree
    in a relevant drug development discipline with an emphasis on small molecule and
    medicinal chemistry
  • Exceptional project management skills and experience managing multiple projects, and
    prioritization of activities and resources
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating projects from inception through clinical is
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project Professional and
    other project management tools to manage project scheduling and tracking
  • Strong skills in communication, meeting management, and verbal, written, and
    presentation skills
  • Ability to drive problem solving, decision making, and issue resolution. Excellent
    communication skills and ability to work in a team-based environment