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Associate Director Program Lead/Partner Management

Company: Voyager Therapeutics, Inc.
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

We are Voyager Therapeutics, a pre-clinical stage biotech compelled by curiosity and powered by persistence. Voyagers are bold innovators who are energized in unlocking the full potential of AAV gene therapy employing our TRACER TM capsid discovery platform. Our resolve is to advance the field of AAV gene therapy, and through our innovative capsids, we are extending the reach and impact of our technology to help more patients in need.Recognizing that we can expand on the experience, innovation, and outcomes that propel our efforts by working together, we actively seek diverse views. If you are someone who wants to make discoveries that change the landscape of medicine for patients, we want you on our team!Job SummaryVoyager is seeking a motivated and energetic Program Lead and Partner Manager to drive execution of assigned R&D programs from pre-IND through clinical development to regulatory approval. The successful candidate will have strong scientific acumen and leadership experience. This individual will be working in close coordination with core teams and sub-teams to achieve program objectives.An ideal candidate will have program management expertise to develop and maintain an integrated program plan, effectively communicate program objectives and status to internal and external stakeholders, drive program team decision making and alignment, actively manage issues/risks/opportunities, develop and maintain program resourcing/budget. Based on portfolio needs and personal development goals, your responsibility may extend to support multiple programs over time.As a Partner Manager, you will support value creation and risk minimization. Additionally, you will provide overall coordination with the different operational units and functional experts within Voyager, as well as with the assigned partner. The successful candidate needs to possess the experience and ability to support execution consistent with the terms of the applicable contract(s) and to give sound and balanced feedback to stakeholders in connection to issues requiring alignment or dispute resolution.Program Lead Key Responsibilities

  • In this role, you will be providing program leadership on three key collaboration programs
  • Share program leadership accountability with counterparts and create a strategic road map to drive program advancement
  • Administer day-to-day activities, including, facilitating cross-functional team meetings, leading discussions to drive decision-making, preparing agenda and meeting minutes, defining, and resolving actions items
  • Align program goals with VYGR FTE resourcing requirements and coordinates cross-functional execution
  • Accountable for communication of project status, key risks, and mitigation strategies
  • Prepare program status updates and presentations for appropriate governance bodies Partner Management
    • Serve as the central point of contact for the assigned alliances for the duration of the relationship
    • Develop deep understanding of the contractual framework of the alliance and the implications
    • Solve contractual questions that VYGR participants of the alliance may have (in all aspects)
    • Act as the liaison for multiple departments such as Legal, BD, Patents, Finance, Commercial Alliance Management
    • Ensure internal alignment between VYGR members and effective decision making of the appropriate governance bodies Qualifications
      • BS in related discipline with 8+ years of industry experiences in relevant fields--- OR ---MS with 6+ years OR ---Ph.D. with 4+ years
      • Minimum of two years in alliance management, program management or relationship management in R&D or other relevant functions.
      • Scientific experience in biopharma neuroscience Research and Development with working knowledge across multiple phases of development (pre-IND, Phase 1-3)
      • Proven track record in supporting early-stage programs/project leadership including project plan generation, timeline management and budget planning
      • Ability to translate agreements and educate others on contractual provisions (intellectual property provisions, publication language, long term obligations, etc.)
      • Comfortable interacting with senior management in written and verbal communications
      • Highest level of confidentiality as information may be sensitive and material for either or both, Voyager and Partners Preferred Qualifications
        • Experience with AAV gene therapy drug development, bench to bedside and with biologics drug discovery and development
        • In-depth familiarity with target validation and lead identification and optimization using molecular, cellular, and in vivo methodologies
        • Established credentials in program management and business acumen. PMP certification or MBA is a plus. Voyager Therapeutics requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. Voyager Therapeutics will consider reasonable accommodations as required by federal, state, and local laws.

Keywords: Voyager Therapeutics, Inc., Cambridge , Associate Director Program Lead/Partner Management, Executive , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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