Sr. Project Manager

Brisbane, CA, United States
Apr 01, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Mammoth Biosciences is harnessing the diversity of nature to power the next-generation of CRISPR products. Through the discovery and development of novel CRISPR systems, the company is enabling the full potential of its platform to read and write the code of life. By leveraging its internal research and development and exclusive licensing to patents related to Cas12, Cas13, Cas14 and CasPhi, Mammoth Biosciences can provide enhanced diagnostics and genome editing for life science research, healthcare, agriculture, biodefense and more. Mammoth is democratizing disease detection with easy and affordable point-of-care tests that allow real-time and simultaneous detection of multiple conditions, along with high-throughput tests that allow for unprecedented testing volume. Further, the company is transforming disease treatment with its proprietary micro-sized CRISPR proteins that enable new editing and delivery options. Based in Brisbane, CA, Mammoth Biosciences is co-founded by CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna and principal founders Trevor Martin, Janice Chen, and Lucas Harrington. The firm is backed by top institutional investors including Decheng, Mayfield, NFX, and 8VC, and leading individual investors including Brook Byers, Tim Cook, Bob Nelsen, and Jeff Huber.


The Project Manager will manage one of our growing CRISPR-based molecular diagnostic programs as we bring them from concept to market. The project manager will be responsible for managing the scope for the DARPA projects, estimating resources and schedules, understanding and mitigating risks and executing the project to the plan. Working in collaboration with the internal technical teams, external service providers and our development partners, the project manager is responsible for the development and implementation of new processes and procedures, as well as project oversight to support government compliance.

    • Responsible for project management of the DARPA programs (DIGET) working with internal and external stakeholders
    • Define, plan, and direct the execution of a broad range of complex technical programs/projects, while balancing the competing demands of scope, time, cost, quality, resources, and risk
    • Responsible for proactive communication in collaboration with functional directors and managers to assure integration of project, company, and functional goals towards achieving project milestones and timetables
    • Ensure project objectives/requirements are clear and agreed to by all stakeholders
    • Provide critical thinking and leadership when issues arise during execution of project activities
    • Document and manage project risks, issues and action items and document actions necessary to mitigate risks
    • Prepare presentations/reports with support from technical leads for the prime contractor and/or DARPA
    • Coordinate with finance team to ensure timely submission of deliverables for milestone-based payments
    • Oversight of all phases of the product development process from Concept to Launch
    • Generate the necessary documentation including project plans, SOWs, protocols, reports, etc.

    • Bachelor's degree in life sciences or engineering
    • Minimum 5 years project management experience in a regulated biotech and/or In Vitro Diagnostics environment
    • Experience with project management tools (SmartSheet, MS Project, Primavera)
    • Strong background in project and program management with related processes and techniques, including Agile/Scrum and Waterfall approaches

    • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
    • Experience managing projects that involve government contracts
    • Advanced degree in life sciences or engineering
    • Experience using resource planning/management tools
    • Highly analytical with attention to detail
    • Demonstrated leadership experience, including the ability to successfully influence others to achieve objectives in an environment of competing priorities
    • Strong teamwork, work ethic and organizational skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    • Company-paid health/vision/dental benefits
    • Unlimited vacation and generous sick time
    • Company-sponsored meals and snacks
    • Wellness, caregiver and ergonomics benefits
    • 401(k) with company matching