Director/Senior Director, Program Management Editas Medicine is
a transformative genome editing company with a mission to translate
its genome editing technology into a novel class of human
therapeutics that enable precise and corrective molecular
modification to treat a broad range of diseases at the genetic
We are seeking an experienced program management professional to
serve as Program Leader for one or more of Editas’ development
programs. The ideal candidate will have a strong scientific
background and experience developing drugs in Immunology, Oncology
or Ophthalmology indications. The candidate is expected to leverage
their knowledge and experience to play a leadership role on Editas’
cross-functional to translate scientific ideas into new medicines
Serve as Program Leader for one or more cross-functional program
teams to provide strategic leadership and to serve as point of
primary accountability for program. Proactively define (with
cross-functional development team) program strategy, goals,
decision points and potential areas of risk and/or risk
Clearly define team structure, roles and responsibilities to
meet program goals.
Serve as primary spokesperson for program; regularly communicate
program progress and issues to key stakeholders, senior management,
and external committees.
Foster a team culture of ownership, continuous evaluation and
improvement; ensure recognition of team achievements.
Ensure clarity of mission and accountability for critical
Display poise and self-confidence to interact with partners,
decision boards and conduct difficult conversations if needed.
Contribute expertise to the continuing development of the
program management function to help further the needs of the
Identify need for external expertise and engage outside experts
Requirements A highly motivated, goal and results-oriented
individual with excellent interpersonal, oral, and written
A thorough understanding of the drug development process and
working knowledge of the essential activities for all key
Desire and demonstrated ability to perform at a strategic level
as well as in a hands-on capacity.
A minimum of 10 years of experience as a Program Leader and/or
Manager of drug development programs.
Early clinical Trial experience required; late stage clinical
trial experience desired.
Ability to drive decision-making.
Ability to work with scientific team members at all levels.
Experience with gene or cell therapy development programs is a
Editas Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex,
color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability,
veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender
identity or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of
employment opportunities and benefits.