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Senior Project Manager, Research

Eikon Therapeutics
Hayward, California
Start date
May 30, 2023

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Regulatory, Research/Documentation, Science/R&D, Research
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Biotech Bay

Job Details

Eikon Therapeutics is a new biopharmaceutical company employing revolutionary technology at the intersection of chemistry, engineering, computation, and biology to discover novel treatments for life-threatening diseases. Eikon’s discovery platform is built on groundbreaking innovations from its founders (Nobel Prize, 2014), culminating in the creation of microscopes which enable real time, molecular-resolution measurements of protein movement in living cells, thereby unlocking otherwise intractable classes of proteins as drug targets. 


The Senior Project Manager – Research will focus on developing comprehensive project plans which will include milestones, timelines, and resource requirements.  This role will interact with different departments and be a crossfunctional role.     

About You   

You understand drug discovery and are eager to empower interdisciplinary scientific exploration and advance an ambitious therapeutic pipeline.  Someone who is an adventurous and passionate project manager. You’re always looking for new and better ways to get things done (and at least occasionally finding some!).  You’re a hands-on team member who thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, well-organized, detail oriented, and take pride in your ability to rapidly analyze situations and drive judicious decisions.  You’re collaborative by nature, with uncompromising integrity.  

What You’ll Do   

  • Develop comprehensive project plans, including goals, milestones, timelines, and resource requirements.  
  • Develop and support collaborative cross-functional teams. Coordinate and oversee the execution of drug discovery projects, ensuring adherence to timelines and quality standards.   
  • Work with project teams to identify project risks and develop strategic response plans.  
  • Facilitate regular team meetings, ensuring alignment on objectives and progress.  
  • Develop fit-for-purpose communication strategies for use within teams and to/from key stakeholders, including executive-level management and Eikon’s Board of Directors  
  • Identify operational improvements that will benefit future project teams. Partner with other Project Managers to develop and implement PPM process improvements.  


  • Bachelor's degree required; in a life sciences field is preferred.    
  • 5 years minimum demonstrated experience in a drug discovery setting managing or leading complex projects.   
  • In-depth understanding of the drug discovery process, including target identification, library screening, lead optimization, preclinical testing. GLP/GMP experience is a plus. 
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple responsibilities concurrently and quickly adjust to changing circumstances.   
  • Ability to skillfully use your interpersonal skills and influence to accomplish work and ensure optimal team performance.  
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a strategic mindset.  
  • Proficiency in project management tools and software as well as Microsoft Office required.  
  • Project Management certification desirable. 

At Eikon, employee compensation also includes bonus and equity compensation, in addition to several generous benefit programs, including:  

  • 401k plan with company matching  
  • Medical (premiums covered by Eikon at 95%), dental and vision insurance (premiums covered by Eikon at 100%)  
  • Mental health and wellness benefits  
  • Weeklong summer and winter holiday shutdowns  
  • Generous paid time off and holiday policies  
  • Life/AD&D Insurance (premiums covered by Eikon at 100%) and optional supplemental employee-paid life/AD&D policies  
  • Enhanced parental leave benefit  
  • Daily subsidized lunch program when on-site  

The expected salary range for this role is $142,000 to $165,000 depending on skills, competency, and the market demand for your expertise. 


Eikon is a pioneering drug discovery and development company that leverages superior engineering and high-performance computing to analyze single molecule protein behavior in living cells. We are engineering a battery of innovative tools and technologies for biological exploration in drug discovery and beyond.

Eikon thrives on the energy and creativity of interdisciplinary teams. We are physicists and chemists, biologists and engineers. We spend our days context-switching between multiple scientific languages. We work with lasers, super-resolution microscopes, and robot arms. We leverage machine learning, cell line engineering, and the collective intelligence of world-class scientists and technologists to observe therapeutically relevant biology in a way no one has before.

We’re endlessly curious, intellectually honest and we love what we do. We’re driven to learn the true mechanisms of biology and pharmacology at the molecular level, to make the biggest difference in as many lives as possible.

Find Us
3929 Point Eden Way
United States

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