Director, Project Management, Early Development Clinical Programs

Menlo Park, CA
Jan 25, 2022
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time

Who we are

We are an integrated genetic medicines company developing targeted, disease-modifying medicines for patients with life-limiting respiratory diseases. Our treatments address the underlying genetic cause in underserved populations and have the potential to tremendously impact the quality and length of patients’ lives.

At ReCode, we bring a unique blend of rigor, creativity, and curiosity to our high-hurdle mission: harnessing our multi-platform approach to develop disease-modifying medicines. Our team is uniquely positioned to tackle this challenge, given our extensive experience in RNA delivery technologies, protein structure, tRNA biology, mRNA manufacturing, gene editing, and drug development.

Job Summary

The Director, Project Management is responsible for managing one or more early clinical development teams. This individual will actively support development of the early development clinical programs and will work closely with research, clinical and other functions to advance ReCode’s pipeline. The Director will also develop the Program Management department and tools and decision making process across ReCode’s portfolio.

The successful candidate will have:

·      Experience successfully partnering with project team leaders in a cross-functional team to advance programs from research to early development and beyond.

·      Managed programmatic inputs and consolidate to create an integrated view of timelines, budget and interdependencies and determine critical path.

Specific Responsibilities

·      Support the program team to develop, maintain and execute the strategy for multiple early clinical development programs. The number of programs will depend on stage and scope of the programs

·      Direct multiple cross functional subteams

·      Design, develop, and manage project schedules for cross functional subteams

·      Lead and develop the cross functional plans including realistic but aggressive timelines, budget and resources planning, risk assessment, and contingency planning

·      Ensure cross functional alignment and organizational support for the execution of the program plan by facilitating internal and external stakeholder meetings

·      Partner closely with the project team leader to drive the team to creative issue resolution

·      Lead and drive objective setting process for programs

·      Monitor and track the program against approved timelines and milestones and ensure adherence to objectives and deliverables

·      Be responsible for completeness and quality of program information in the internal systems, databases, and communication to senior management and program team

·      Identify bottlenecks, surface issues, and proactively drive their resolution

·      Assist with contingency planning efforts

·      Serve as a central source for cross functional program information across the company including to senior management

·      Manage core program documents such as, minutes, agendas, action items, development plans, integrated timelines, assumptions, TPPs, and publication plans

·      Effectively track and report on program status and deliverables

·      Ensure effective, proactive and open communications, horizontally and vertically, in order to achieve transparency and clarity of program goals, progress and issues

·      Develop departmental processes, procedures and tools to improve departmental functioning and program management


·      Degrees in science, engineering, and/or business (e.g., BS, MS, PhD, MD, MBA) or equivalent curriculum.  Persons without formal degree(s) who have comparable depth and breadth of training and experience and who meet job-specific criteria may be eligible for consideration

·      PMP certification is a plus

·      5+ years of experience in drug development, which may include research, candidate selection, preclinical, clinical, process development, regulatory affairs, project management, business development, or commercialization

·      5+ year of project management experience in a pharmaceutical/biotech setting

·      Proven proficiencies in the analysis and communication of a wide range of data and information, such as scientific, clinical, technical, legal, regulatory, business, financial and market analytics

·      Demonstrated project management excellence

·      Demonstrated success supporting integrated cross functional teams

·      Strong interpersonal and communication skills including attention to detail

·      Strong technology skills including PowerPoint, MS Project, Excel, MS Teams, and Smartsheet

ReCode Therapeutics ( offers a competitive compensation/benefits package with a friendly, collaborative culture that values employee engagement and ongoing career development.


ReCode Therapeutics is an Equal Opportunity Employer.