Associate Program Manager, Preclinical Collaborations

Tarrytown, New York, United States of America
Jul 22, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
We are looking for an Associate Manager to join Research Program Management to drive the management of Regeneron's preclinical collaborations with non-commercial entities. The Associate Program Manager provides operational leadership and drives projects and programs, initiated by internal scientists and external collaborators, from study proposal planning to completion.

In this role, a typical day might include:

Project, Program, Portfolio Management:
  • Coordinates and drives review and approval process for Research collaborations
  • Develops and maintains a coordinated project/program tracking system relevant to Regeneron's external facing needs and ensures alignment across relevant functions
  • Identifies and implements strategies for assessing and improving returns on investment for collaborations
  • Coordinates with Legal/Contracting and other groups to ensure accurate tracking of contracts and results.
  • Successfully prioritizes projects and programs and identifies and champions resolution of critical gaps, risks, or issues, as related to assigned programs, projects, and tasks

Communication and Team Management:
  • Owns the operational activities of cross-functional teams in a matrix organization in order to execute the collaborative strategy for the assigned projects/programs.
  • Ensures compliance with Regeneron's policies regarding sharing materials and ensures effective, accurate, and timely communication across functional areas within projects/programs, serving as a primary point of contact for management between internal champions and external collaborators
  • Demonstrates the ability to gain cooperation of others and optimally facilitates the resolution of cross-functional issues

Discovery and Drug Development
  • Identify and understand key scientific concepts to support development of Preclinical Collaboration parameters and contracting
  • Triage external proposals to ensure relevance and potential, distilling concepts for scientific review

Process Management and Improvement:
  • Supports and supervises the standardization of processes and communication in order to build efficiencies within the department
  • Proactively identifies issues and drives to resolution. Develops contingency and troubleshooting plans as needed

System and Tools Management:
  • Develops subject matter expertise and manages Preclinical Collaborations portal/system, including development and maintenance, as well as driving implementation and compliance as a key resource for internal champions
  • Analyzes and identifies opportunities for improvement current platform/systems and or other tools for R&D, and utilizes systems to provide reports and metrics

This role may be for you if you:
  • Are a strategic thinker around key scientific and operational data assets, governance processes and norms
  • Excel in team building, and communication; enabling effective analysis and reporting
  • Have excellent written, verbal, organizational, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Resolve and negotiates conflicts or problems with tact, diplomacy and composure

To be considered for this role, you must have a PhD in a related field with 3+ years of experience, MS with 6+ years of relevant experience, or BS with 8+ years. We need someone who is an effective collaborator who can influence decision making and motivates others to participate within cross-functional teams. Contract management and/or tech transfer experience, or MBA a plus.