Associate Program Manager (Temporary 6 month assignment)

Durham, NC, United States
Nov 24, 2020
Bio NC
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
**This is a temporary position, expected to last 6 months with potential to convert to a full time position.


The Associate Program Manager will help drive the progression of cell and gene therapy programs 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 the PMO Head and contribute to establishing and maintaining consistent use of tools, standards processes and governance. The successful candidate will be a hands-on, participative program manager, who will make significant contributions to advancing the program 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.
  • Maintain an up-to-date plan within our enterprise planning environment to ensure progression against agreed R&D stage gates and company objectives
  • Support Project and Team Leaders to integrate, document and communicate program strategies, deliverables, timelines and progress
  • Facilitate appropriate program planning and alignment; including identification of decision points, milestones and risks to meet short and long-term objectives
  • Collaborate with Project Leaders and Finance to help develop and monitor program budget and FTEs
  • Assist with development of a working product profile for advancing programs consistent with the intended therapeutic use and competitive environment; track program timelines, deliverables and action items
  • Collaborate with Project Leaders to organize and document team meetings, including agendas, minutes and action items with follow-up and tracking
  • Help facilitate information flow within the Program and across functions
  • Assist Project 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
  • Escalate issues to ensure timely and effective resolution
  • Help identify, manage and coordinate program related CRO activities and studies, including management of POs and subsequent payment


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

  • Bachelors degree in life sciences or related discipline
  • Minimum of 2 year of relevant experience in project management or equivalent training and experience
  • Demonstrated track record in coordinating project or program activities associated with research through preclinical development and IND planning
  • Broad knowledge of drug development processes and industry best practices
  • The ability to support multiple projects in parallel and to assist in prioritization according to the needs of the company

  • PMP certification
  • Experience with molecular biology or cell and gene therapies
  • Demonstrated ability in negotiation
  • Working knowledge of budget development, implementation and monitoring
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and team building skills
  • 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

Travel Requirements
  • Minimal travel is required for this position.

  • This is a primarily office-based position associated with the main headquarters in downtown Durham, NC. For the time being, this role will be able to function remotely in accordance with company safety guidelines throughout the duration of the pandemic but is subject to change as needed.

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.