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Program Director, Innovation #2560

Employer
GRAIL, LLC
Location
Menlo Park, CA
Start date
Nov 18, 2022

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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. GRAIL, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN). For more information, please visit www.grail.com.

This role will coordinate the research and innovation activities at GRAIL spanning bioinformatics and data science, biomarker discovery, and new product development.  You will work with diverse teams including software, clinical, operations, research, product development, and external collaborators. Your work will result in a vigorous and organized research program with a range of cross-functional projects that generate exciting discoveries in cancer biology, impactful publications, and/or potential future products. You will report to Amoolya Singh, Chief Scientific Officer, and SVP data science.

Responsibilities
Coordinate the scoping, creation, execution, and completion of a portfolio of ambitious cross-functional scientific & technical projects 
Run regular meetings for project technical leads to review timelines, milestones, deliverables, and dependencies
Partner with GRAIL’s commercial and business development teams, project management office, and financial planning & analysis on diligence, scoping, resourcing, and budgeting activities
Partner with peers leading biomarker, computational, assay and biostatistics research to help manage the company’s innovation portfolio
Maintain a system of written documentation for project plans, intermediate reports, and closeout technical reports
Interface with internal and external advisory boards as needed
Train technical project leads on best practices
Requirements
  • Degree in any scientific discipline (biomedical preferred)
  • Background in project and program management with positions of increasing responsibility leading projects, programs, and portfolios
  • Demonstrated experience in managing complex biotech/biomedical projects with internal and external dependencies
  • Mastery of working collaboratively under tight deadlines and balancing the needs of multiple key stakeholders
  • Results-oriented: superb follow-through, drive, and creative problem-solving 
  • Clear, positive, and proactive communicator in verbal and written communications
  • Skilled in influencing and decision-making with knowledge of best practices (e.g. balancing inquiry vs. advocacy, active listening, resolving conflict, decision-making frameworks)

  • Bonus
  • Experience with companion diagnostics, biomarkers, or clinical genomics
  • PMP certification or Six Sigma experience



GRAIL is an Equal Employment Office and Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status. We will reasonably accommodate all individuals with disabilities so that they can participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Following extensive monitoring, consideration of business implications, and advice from internal and external experts, GRAIL US has made the decision to require that all U.S. employees be “Fully Vaccinated” with the COVID-19 vaccine. “Fully Vaccinated” is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine (e.g. Pfizer or Moderna) or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine (e.g. Johnson & Johnson) has been administered. Absent a qualifying exemption, all GRAIL US employees are to comply with this requirement, including providing documentation of such vaccination status, as a condition of employment. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation for consideration by GRAIL.

Company

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 www.grail.com.

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CEO: Bob Ragusa

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Location
1525 O'Brien Drive
Menlo Park
California
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