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Director, R&D Program Manager

Company: Sana Biotechnology
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

About the role Sana Biotechnology is growing, and we are hiring new team members who believe in the potential of engineered cells as medicines, who want to challenge status quo, and who lead with the desire to work on novel ideas. Sana is looking for an experienced Program Manager (reporting to the VP of Program and Alliance Management) to provide leadership in strategic planning and execution on early stage cell and gene therapy programs. You will ensure alignment with the overall Sana strategy and drive achievement of the company goals through excellence in project management of cross-functional teams. The Program Manager will also work closely with the functional leaders to ensure integration and agreement on the overall program goals and resourcing. You are a team-player who is self motivated, detail-oriented, can multi-task, understands the broader context and impact you will provide and know how to identify issues and proactively propose solutions. Strong experience working as a PM in research and development is a must. What you'll do Drive program success by leading from every seat, thriving as a team and making it happen Deliver consistent and high-quality project management services to enable team and project success by being strategic in project planning, team management and process management Partner with Program team leader to set, monitor strategy and team goals Responsible for team activity timelines (creation and maintenance of the integrated program plan), strong team management, collaboration and continuous improvement Play an important role in communication by leading project management efforts including leading face-to-face meetings, development of agendas, creation of meeting minutes, tracking of action items, and scheduling of follow-up meetings Facilitate cross-functional planning of activities across departments and program teams to align dependencies, schedules, budgets and delivery commitments Help manage team interactions and ensure that input from appropriate team members is obtained to promote informed decision making Proactively identify potential risks, resource constraints, and conflicts that could impact project timelines; collaborate with the development team to develop appropriate solutions Help prepare presentations for executive, board and functional leaders and teams Work as part of a centralized Project Management function, contributing to cross departmental collaboration and continuous process improvement Demonstrate ability to engage and effectively influence team members What we're looking for B.S degree in relevant life science discipline with at least 5 years relevant industry experience, and 3 years' experience in a project management and/or leadership experience supporting/leading cross-functional teams in a scientific environment Thorough understanding of drug development at all stages across research and development Early stage CMC experience Cell or Gene therapy experience Leadership skills to be effective in a matrixed organization with geographically dispersed teams What will separate you from the crowd IND filing and Phase I experience Experience in multiple therapeutic areas PMP certification Change management certification What you should know Travel - up to 20% to other Sana locations Working safely in person on a predictable and regular in-person basis is an essential job-- -function for this position, and the Company requires that all individuals working in-person be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including receipt of a vaccine booster shot if recommended by the CDC How we work together Lead from every seat - we seek to understand, act with honesty, and engage in the crucial conversations Thrive as a team - we hire amazing people, are intensely curious, and cultivate inclusion and personal connectivity Make it happen - we value vigorous debate, alignment around our decisions, and resilient execution Get to know us At Sana,-- -we believe that a diverse workforce strengthens us as a company and helps us to achieve our mission to meaningfully change the outcome of many human diseases. This belief is a pillar of our business and is critical to our success. Our goal is that Sana is-- -the-- -place for talented people to bring their authentic selves to work, to have a great career and to deeply, positively impact patients. Core to our values, we believe there is nothing more important than the health and wellness of you and your family. For benefit eligible employees, we cover 100% of the cost for employee health coverage and offer generous time-off, parental leave, short- and long-term disability, financial wellness programs, a 401(k) Plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, commuter subsidy and a variety of wellness offerings to support each person individually. We are committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental or sensory disability (including the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability), genetic information, actual or perceived HIV or Hepatitis C infection, medical condition (cancer or a record or history of cancer and genetic characteristics), marital status, sexual orientation, sexual preference, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions), disability, veteran status, political ideology, taking or requesting statutorily protected leave, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. To perform this job successfully, you must be able to perform each job responsibility satisfactorily. The job description listed above is representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required for this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions described above.

Keywords: Sana Biotechnology, Cambridge , Director, R&D Program Manager, Executive , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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