Sr. Project Manager - Medical/Commercial

Menlo Park, CA
Sep 09, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
GRAIL is a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. GRAIL is focused on alleviating the global burden of cancer by developing pioneering technology to detect and identify multiple deadly cancer types early. The company is using the power of next-generation sequencing, population-scale clinical studies, and state-of-the-art computer science and data science to enhance the scientific understanding of cancer biology, and to develop its multi-cancer early detection blood test. GRAIL is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA with locations in Washington, D.C., North Carolina, and the United Kingdom. It is supported by leading global investors and pharmaceutical, technology, and healthcare companies. For more information, please visit

This position will provide project management expertise to teams that collaborate closely with GRAIL’s lifecycle teams or business programs, ensuring all relevant, interdependent project milestones and deliverables are met and that activities are well executed and run.

This role will work with cross-functional collaborators through Joint Project Team(s), including Medical, Commercial, Product, Software, Bioinformatics, and Operations stakeholders. The successful candidate will partner with the Team Leader to optimize the team’s effectiveness and decision making, facilitate team building and communication, build and drive timelines to keep project(s) on schedule and collaborate with Program Management (“PMO”) Leadership.

You will:
  • Establish and maintain functionally integrated project timeline and other tracking tools to enable accurate project management across various functional areas
  • Schedule, organize, and drive team meeting(s): prepare and distribute agendas/minutes; track action items, and call out areas of concern to the appropriate management entity
  • Facilitate communication of status updates, issues, and outcomes to the Project Team leadership
  • Lead the interfaces between functional areas, focused on Medical and Commercial functions, and ensure effective handoff and communication between teams to execute on meaningful project milestones.
  • Lead resources, including timelines and deliverables with other Project Team managers and functional heads.
  • Serve as liaison between GRAIL and any external partners, as needed, to develop joint workflows, establish successful relationships, communicate requirements internally and externally, and shepherd key deliverables and milestones.

Your background includes:
  • Minimum of a BA/BS in a scientific field is required, while an advanced degree is desirable in a subject area related to device, diagnostic, and/or drug development.
  • The ideal candidate will have ~10 years multi-disciplinary experience in the device/diagnostic/biotech industry, with 3-5 years of direct project management experience on interdisciplinary or cross functional product development teams focused on clinical and business operations. Project Management Certification (PMP or equivalent) is a plus.
  • The ideal candidate will also be familiar with the relevant domains of healthcare-related laboratory products, especially clinical support services, scientific journal publications, clinical data collection and bioinformatics, and general commercial activities (sales and marketing).
  • Experience working under design control desired.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

GRAIL, Inc. and its affiliates and subsidiaries ("GRAIL") does not accept any liability for fees for resumes from recruiters or employment agencies (“Agency”), without a binding, written recruitment agreement between GRAIL and Agency describing the services and specific job openings (“Agreement”).  GRAIL may consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume and explicitly reserves the right to hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the Agency, unless an Agreement is in place.  Any email or verbal contacts with any person within GRAIL is inadequate to create a binding agreement.   Agencies without an Agreement are requested not to contact any hiring managers of GRAIL with recruiting inquiries or resumes.  Agencies interested in partnering with GRAIL may contact GRAIL's HR Department through our Customer Service team.